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Mini hatch

(2014 - present)

The Mini hatch is a small hatchback (although certainly not as small as it used to be) available in three- and five-door body styles. The current model is the third generation of the revitalised Mini under BMW ownership, and most models are built here in the UK.

The John Cooper Works models are performance hot hatch versions of the Mini hatch. We are building a separate page for the JCW models, so check back soon. Mini models like the Clubman and Countryman are also different vehicles rather than variations of the hatchback.

The Mini hatch models get generally good to very good reviews from the UK media, with lots of praise for the car’s driving dynamics. However, it is criticised for its often kitschy and heavy-handed approach to British symbolism.

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Body style: Three- and five-door hatch
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £16,195 on-road

Launched: Summer 2014
Last updated: Spring 2018
Replacement due: approx. 2022

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MEDIA REVIEWS

Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

The Car Expert

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Car

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Carbuyer

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Carwow

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Company Car Today

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Evo

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Motors.co.uk

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Parkers

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 4 stars
Date tested: December 2016

79%

ADULT OCCUPANT

73%

CHILD OCCUPANT

66%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

56%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco Rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Mini hatchback has not yet been lab test by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Mini hatchback has received

2018

  • What Car? Awards – Best Small Car over £20,000 (5-door Cooper Chili Media XL)
  • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Premium Supermini of the Year

2017

  • What Car? Awards – Best Small Car over £20,000 (5-door Cooper Chili Media)

2016

  • Auto Express Awards – Premium Small Car of the Year

2015

  • Auto Express Awards – Premium Small Car of the Year

2014

  • Auto Express Awards – Car of the Year + Premium Small Car of the Year

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