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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 Cooper S is a hot hatch, performance version of the Mini. We are building a separate page for this version, so check back soon. 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

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Carbuyer

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Honest John

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 4 stars
Date tested: December 2016

Mini hatch 14

79%

ADULT OCCUPANT

Mini hatch 15

73%

CHILD OCCUPANT

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66%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

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56%

SAFETY ASSIST

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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