MINI HATCHBACK

MINI Hatchback

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How much does the MINI Hatchback cost to run?

The 1.5L diesel is the most economical MINI Hatchback to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The MINI Hatchback 1.5L diesel is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A.

It does just over 83 MPG on average, which means it will cost £7.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Peugeot 208 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Citroen C3 1.6L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 11, which is lower than the Citroen C3 1.6L diesel, but higher than the Dacia Sandero 1.5L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Ford KA+ has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.2L petrol1.4L petrol1.5L diesel1.5L petrol1.6L diesel
mpg56.5 - 61.443.5 - 53.370.6 - 83.151.4 - 62.856.5 - 74.3
emissions108 - 116128 - 15589 - 105105 - 12599 - 134
tax£20.00 - £30.00£125.00 - £200.00£0.00 - £20.00£125.00 - £20.00£0.00 - £145.00
insuranceGroup 12Group 12 - 13Group 11 - 17Group 12 - 20Group 13 - 19

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

MINI Hatchback: How big is the boot?

The MINI Hatchback has a below average boot space (215 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair. Alternatively you could load up with one large bag or one cabin bag instead.

Worth knowing, the Skoda Fabia estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 3 large bags with its 515 litres.

Is the MINI Hatchback easy to park?

The MINI Hatchback is very middle of the road - it fills just under three quarters of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the Hyundai I10.

If you park on the street regularly, this is one of the cars to shortlist. At 3843m long it gives you reasonable 957mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which MINI Hatchback has the best performance?

The fastest MINI Hatchback from 0-60, is the 2.0L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 320 lbs/ft torque and 231 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the DS 3 1.6L petrol, which is slower by 0.4 seconds.

Engine options

model1.2L petrol1.4L petrol1.5L diesel1.5L petrol1.6L diesel
zeroTo629.9 - 10.510.9 - 12.69.2 - 11.47.8 - 10.69.7 - 11.4
torque180140220 - 270190 - 220215 - 270
bhp1029595 - 116102 - 13690 - 112

What size caravan or trailer, can the MINI Hatchback tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the MINI Hatchback 1.6L diesel which has 240 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 750kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.