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Used test: Fiat 500 Electric vs Mini Electric verdict

When used, these small, stylish electric cars are sub-£15k buys, but should you go for the Fiat 500 Electric or Mini Electric?...

Used test: Fiat 500 Electric vs Mini Electric

Our verdict

Which of these cars is better will heavily depend on your own personal wants and needs, making naming a winner more tricky than in the vast majority of group tests. As such, we've had to make some educated guesses about you – feel free to disagree with them. 

Firstly, we imagine space and practicality are of low priority, seeing as you're mulling over a pair of small, three-door, four-seaters. As such, the Mini Electric's advantage in those areas becomes somewhat watered down. 

We reckon range is higher up the priorities list – perhaps the commute isn't far, but most of us venture outside of the urban sprawl at least once in a while – and, in that regard, the Fiat 500 Electric is the more viable option: its smoother ride and quieter cruising manners also contribute to it being the better long-distance companion. 

So, for the above reasons – among a few others like cheaper insurance and servicing – the 500 Electric takes first place. 


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1st – Fiat 500 Electric

Blue Electric Fiat 500 front cornering

For Better range; even more manoeuvrable around town; larger, sharper infotainment system; a year younger
Against Less interior and boot space; worse predicted deprecation

What Car? says 4 out of 5 stars

Used 2021-present Fiat 500 Electric review >>

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2nd – Mini Electric

Mini Electric front cornering

For Higher quality interior; easier to use interior controls; quicker; sharper handling
Against Firmer ride; more prevalent road and wind noise

What Car? says 4 out of 5 stars

Used 2020-present Mini Electric review >>

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Specifications: Fiat 500 Electric 42kWh Icon

Engine Electric motor
Power 117bhp
0-60mph 8.0sec
Top speed 93mph
Official range 199 miles

Specifications: Mini Electric Level 2

Engine Electric motor
Power 181bhp
0-60mph 7.2sec
Top speed 93mph
Official range 145 miles

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