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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 39 - 72 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

MINI’s tlc package is possibly the best servicing deal around and partly makes up for the high list prices. It takes care of all servicing costs in terms of labour and parts for a fixed cost up front (around £185). The standard package covers five years and 50,000 miles, with the option of the tlc xl package (at £370) for a further three years and 30,000 miles.

The tlc package has proved extremely cost effective so the vast majority of new MINI buyers purchase it and it is transferable if the car is sold.

As part of BMW, MINI uses the same Efficient Dynamics technology to save fuel and lower emissions. It’s rebranded as MINIMALISM, but is basically the same with features such as an auto start/stop function – which cuts the engine in stationary traffic and automatically restarts it when needed – and a system that uses the energy from braking to charge the battery.

As a result the Cooper D averages an incredible 69mpg and emits 109g/km of CO2 meaning road tax is cheap. Meanwhile the One is capable of 52mpg and has a CO2 output of 130g/km.

The MINI has proved to be extremely reliable with very few problems reported. The only complaints tend to restrict themselves to minor trim or electrical issues, but strong dealer back-up has maintained good customer service on the whole.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £265
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Insurance group 12 - 30
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