In-depth Reviews

SEAT Mii electric - Engines, drive & performance

Spritely performance and good handling make the SEAT Mii electric fun to drive

Carbuyer Rating

4.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.3 out of 5

Read owner reviews
Engines, drive & performance Rating

4.0 out of 5

Then SEAT Mii electric is fun to drive, if not as much as its conventionally powered predecessor. It still darts in and out of traffic and away from the lights with a reassuring eagerness. It starts to feel a bit out of its depth when accelerating up to motorway speeds, but it’ll get there eventually. If you use motorways daily, it might not be the car for you.

The Mii is still capable of a gentle cruise and the electric powertrain means it’s now more refined. You’ll notice other sounds from around the car instead, such as the wind noise around the door mirrors and the suspension noise over bumps.

SEAT Mii electric motors

All versions of the SEAT Mii electric are powered by the same 36.8kWh battery, which drives a 61kW (82bhp) electric motor that has 212Nm of torque.

While its 0-62mph time of 12.3 seconds may not sound as impressive as that of many electric cars you will have read recently, none of the faster ones cost under £20,000. The Mii is an electric car suited for city and town driving, which is where it makes the most sense. The 0-31mph time of 3.9 seconds means that you’ll still be pulling away from the lights and getting up to town speeds quickly.

On the road the Mii electric feels different to its predecessor, and not just through the lack of engine noise. SEAT has stiffened the suspension to compensate for the weight of the batteries but the grown-up road manners haven’t changed too much; the Mii remains composed over potholes, speed bumps and doesn’t have that much body roll in the corners either.

Most Popular

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
13 Apr 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

What are Audi TFSI petrol engines?
Yellow Audi Q2
Audi
16 Apr 2021

What are Audi TFSI petrol engines?

Best new car deals 2021
Skoda Fabia
Deals
16 Apr 2021

Best new car deals 2021

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
13 Apr 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Tips and advice
10 Nov 2020

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – what's the difference?
Tips and Advice
23 Mar 2020

PCP vs HP – what's the difference?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
24 Feb 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Best car interiors
Best cars
10 Mar 2020

Best car interiors

Best electric cars
Best cars
24 Dec 2020

Best electric cars

Best cheap-to-run cars
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
1 Feb 2021

Best cheap-to-run cars

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks
Hot hatches
9 Apr 2020

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks