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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

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 43 - 74 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.

The MINI isn't particularly good value when you consider how limited the standard equipment list is. You'll need to opt for one of the options packs (Salt, Pepper or Chili) which will add more than £1,000 to the list price. Depreciation is very slow however and fuel economy is good too - especially on the Cooper D model while insurance has been kept low.

Servicing is excellent value thanks to the tlc scheme - £185 up front gets you five years or 50,000 miles worth of servicing. This package also helps keep used values strong - buyers are keener to buy a car that's been looked after and appreciate the security of knowing future work is already paid for.

The MINI is very eco-friendly and easy on the environment. With an average of 140g/km CO2 across the model line-up (including automatic gearboxes models), its emissions are good for a small car. Eco-conscious buyers should consider the Cooper D which is one of the greenest models in the range and returns 72mpg.

The MINI has been generally very reliable and the dealer network is keen to help where any problems have been experienced.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £205
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Insurance group 8 - 19
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