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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 36 - 58 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 isn’t a cheap car to run for its size, but if you see it as a mini-BMW, then it is. Depreciation has been slight (especially if it’s fitted with a few choice options – see ‘Buying Used’), which is Fuel consumption isn’t brilliant and insurance is expensive. The service package is exceptional and there’s no reason not to opt for it. Originally £100 bought five years servicing.

From January 2005, this was offered for £150. There’s also an ‘xl’ package which is eight years servicing for £450.

Hatchback is an environmentally friendly choice for green buyers. With an average of 166 g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are quite low for a super mini hatchback. Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.4-litre diesel, which is one of the greenest models in the range. The range is also fairly economical, averaging 43 mpg.

Reliable build, provided it’s well looked after and serviced. Initial trim and electrical gremlins have been ironed out. Run-flat tyres are a useful option.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £135 - £330
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Insurance group 12 - 22
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