MINI 5-door hatchback owner reviews

"The MINI hatchback is also available with five doors, making it much more practical for families, while still being fun to drive"

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.3 out of 5

100%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 2reviews
  • 4reviews
  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)
  • Other (2 cases)

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5 diesel

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
I just received my new five-door Mini 1.5D in volcanic orange and it is absolutely stunning with lots of room for a car of this size. Compared with my previous Mini cabriolet SD it is heavier, the seats are higher, the ceiling is lower, and the steering wheel does not move up and down. The gear box and the handbrake are not as precise as in my old Mini and the windows are getting easily foggy. They have also changed the position of the controls for the Mini connected and I have to admit that it is difficult to access them whilst driving. Personally, I don't find practical the new circular display despite the beautiful ring of illumination that surrounds it. I preferred the central rev counter. Furthermore, it feels like driving a small hatchback car with good acceleration and not a Mini. I wish I could return it and get the five-door SD version with some of the features that the previous model had. So, if you owned an SD and thinking of going for a D with the new engine you will be disappointed.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5 One D

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

65
Review
I have the ONE D version of the MINI 5 door hatch. I have been fairly impressed with the car, mainly for its fuel economy/consumption. The infotainment system is also very good and fairly easy to use. However, I do feel the car is let down by its build quality. The car has started to develop many rattles, one rattle has been identified by the dealer, this resulted in the car having the instrument cluster changed. Since that, more rattles have developed and are becoming more noticeable. This has disappointed me, I expected better quality from a MINI. It is just an inconvenience having to take the car back and forth to the dealer, and I have also found that you are made to feel as if you are a nuisance, even though the car shouldn't be doing this. I also feel like the gearbox/clutch are funny, it is far too easy to crunch the gears. Overall, based on build quality, I wouldn't buy another unless serious improvements are made.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

One automatic

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
I have owned my MINI for 5 days! No problems with it! The engine is nice and has 102 hp and is turbocharged - I love to drive it! The extra doors are big plus. If somebody asked, I would recommend it. Once you own a MINI you always want to own a MINI. The only problem I have had is that the windows get misty quite easily, but having the air-con on solves this.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Cooper 11

Year of registration

2018

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

41
Review
I have a 2018 Mini Cooper 11, with the Chili pack and satnav, it is fantastic to drive around town and equally good on longer trips and handles hills with ease. It 's options of green driving medium and hot hatch is very useful, however the medium setting is the one I use mostly, but flick the switch up and you see the difference straight away. Comfortable with the sports seats and the interior is very solid with leather steering wheel and plenty of soft plastic. It has an overall solid feel about it and the bonus is the union jack rear lights, signifying that its a British brand but you get all the benefits of BMW technology.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Very good to date.
Performance

5 out of 5

Very good
Running Cost
Average

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Cooper

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
Good balance between performance and mpg. It has great roadholding combined with a reasonable ride, plus the 3-cylinder engine is wonderfully smooth and flexible. Absolute gem! Excellent build quality and a quality interior. Minor niggles... the rear doors are a bit small and difficult to access and there is a fair bit of road noise on some surfaces. This is a well put together car that is great fun to drive, has loads of character, and is practical enough for my purposes.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Cooper 1.5 petrol manual

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43
Review
Extremely well built , excellent economy. I chose blaze red contrast black roof, wing mirrors, alloys, chill pack, rear parking sensors, heated front screen,visual boast radio, central arm rest - all have proved useful. Boot will more than satisfy for weekly shops and the occasional larger purchase. Rear doors do have a small aperture but adults can get in and out. Rear leg room allows 2 adults to sit comfortably. Engine superb - twin turbo 3 cylinder makes a good sound and has a lot of torque across the power band, smooth when accelerating. Braking function on cruise control a welcome feature. 1,800 miles to date, only gripes have been: warning message - battery discharging. Warning message - headlamp leveller failed. Both came on once and have not returned. Squeaky front screen windscreen wiper for a few days but again has stopped squeaking. Only real disappointment is family-run BMW dealership in swansea - extremely poor customer service. This car would be good for a family of four / a couple who want to downsize but still have a premium feel with a degree of individualism.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Cooper SD

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

51
Review
I am delighted with my new electric blue 5-door Cooper SD. I changed from a 1.6 petrol cooper clubman. The quality of the materials used in the new generation mini is very good and the layout of the cabin is superior to my previous mini. The Mini Yours (fibre alloy in my case) light piping maybe gimmicky to some but looks really classy when the sun goes down. The car is agile, fast and stable at speed, and looks and feels like a premium product. I drive a 45 mile cross country commute to my office, a good 90 miles per day and the fuel economy is acceptable even when driven in a spirited fashion. The sport mode really does add character to the engine. I have covered over 3,000 miles since I picked it upon launch day and it remains rattle free. Although I have the chilli pack specification, i ordered the options separately to avoid 17" wheels. I had these as a second set on my clubman and they ruined the handling of the car. I appreciate that 17" wheels look good but I don't see them when I am driving. A non run-flat 17" option might be better but I didn't bother to test drive with these fitted. I have the 16" victory spoke alloys in silver with Michelin tyres, My only regret is that i didn't opt for LED headlights but adding options ramps the price and you've got to stops somewhere. Overall, it still brings a smile to my face when i drive it.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Nothing to report and it has not been necessary to go back to the dealer. So far so good.
Performance

5 out of 5

Great performance from the 2 litre diesel engine. Doean't sound too much like a diesel from inside the cabin. Sport mode is fun!
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Running costs inline with my expectations. I hope to improve the economy as the engine runs in. Government figures are a con and have to be taken with a pinch of salt. It wouldn't be difficult to develop a real world - more realistic - test.

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