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Our Fleet Test Drive: Mini 5-door hatchback 10th report

Date: 28 July 2015   |   Author:

Equipment: Six-airbags, cruise control, Mini Connected, air-con, DAB, USB, aux, Bluetooth, 8.8 inch display, front and rear Isofix, tyre repair kit or spacesaver, heated mirrors
Options:Media XL pack £1175, Chili pack £2250, 17-inch alloys £450, Bonnet stripes £80, Chrome Line interior £110, Heated seats, £215, Rear parking sensors £260, LED headlights with cornering £695
Why we're running it: To find out if the Mini is the best five-door premium supermini available for corporate drivers

In a previous update I talked about how overly complex the Mini's USB connectivity was, but there is a really neat feature included as part of the satnav system.

Rather than scroll through numerous menus and alphabet wheels to put in a postcode, you can draw the letter or number on the top of the dial, as if you were finger-painting on an iPad. Swipe left to delete or right to put in a space. It's so much quicker and easier to do than scrolling through menus and I've found myself using it over any other input method.

Mini Hatch 5dr Cooper 1.5D 116

Mileage                                                                7374
Official consumption                                       78.5mpg
Our average consumption                               51.0mpg
Forecast/actual CPM                                  42.2p/43.7p
P11D price                                                        £20,420
Model price range                               £14,350-£21,860
Residual value                                                     40.6%
Depreciation                                                      £12,120
Fuel cost                                                              £4125
SMR cost                                                              £1918
VED                                                                            £0
National Insurance                                                  1353
CO2 tax (tax)                                            95g/km (15%)
BIK 20/40% per month                                     £51/£102


  • Comfortably transports a small family of four
  • Not as good looking as the three-door