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Our Fleet Test Drive: Mini 5-door hatchback 4th report

Date: 23 April 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

It's a bit of a cliché with a small car, certainly with Mini, to talk about its 'go-kart handling', but it is still one of the key highlights to running the car.

Many journalists talk of 'vague' steering input when talking about cars that have switched from hydraulic to electrically assisted power steering, but the Mini has made the transition brilliantly.

The steering is really well weighted, with every input on the wheel feeling directly linked to the wheels on the tarmac. The five-door is a pleasure to drive as a result, even if the ride is a bit crashy on its 17-inch alloys. The fact the Mini is so fun to drive is a nice trump card for the five-door, as it's more engaging than its closest rival, the Audi A1.

Mini Hatch 5dr Cooper 1.5D 116

Mileage                                                                 5376
Official consumption                                       78.5mpg
Our average consumption                               49.1mpg
Forecast/actual CPM                                  42.2p/44.9p
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


  • Much more practical than the three-door
  • Still way off the official MPG