How to spec a Mini hatchback

Our guide to Mini's small hatchback covers which version to buy, which options to choose and how much to pay for it all...

08 July 2019
How to spec a Mini hatchback

It’s easy to see why the Mini hatchback is such a popular choice among British buyers. It looks funky, it drives well, it’s available in lots of different engine and trim combinations, and it’s reasonably plush inside. 

We recommend teaming the peppy and responsive 1.5-litre petrol engine of a Cooper car with Classic trim, which covers most bases, but if you really want the most from your Mini, you’ll want to follow our tips on how to add extra features without blowing your budget. Here’s what we’d choose.

Mini hatchback interior

Comfort Plus Pack (£1600)

It’s worth going for Mini’s Comfort Plus Pack, which bundles in a lot of extra kit for £1600. Not least, it adds heated front seats – useful on cold winter mornings. The Comfort Plus Pack also adds climate controls, a front centre armrest and a rear-view camera, which could help you avoid embarrassing car park scrapes.


Mini hatchback infotainment screen

Navigation Pack (£900)

 The Navigation Pack (£900) is well worth considering, giving you sat-nav and Apple CarPlay preparation, as well as some connected services. You can spend more on the Navigation Plus Pack (£2000), which gets you real-time traffic information, among other things, but we wouldn't bother.