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Why Lease The Hatchback 5 Door?

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MINI Hatchback 5 Door Review 2023

The MINI Hatchback 5 Door has always been a beloved icon on British roads, and the latest iteration of this classic small car continues to uphold its reputation for style, agility, and fun behind the wheel. Drivers will appreciate the MINI's compact size, which makes it perfect for navigating through narrow city streets and winding country lanes.

Rivals to the MINI Hatchback 5 Door include the Volkswagen Polo, Audi A1 and Ford Fiesta.

Our MINI Hatchback 5 Door review covers:

MINI Hatchback 5 Door Key Features

  • Distinctive, retro-inspired design, with its iconic round headlights
  • Well-crafted interior with quality materials and a modern, user-friendly infotainment system
  • 278-litre boot, expanding to 941 litres with rear seats down
  • Range of punchy petrol engines
  • Eight trim levels are available: Cooper Classic, Cooper Sport, Cooper Exclusive, Cooper S Classic, Cooper Resolute Edition, Cooper S Exclusive, Cooper S Resolute Edition and Cooper S Sport.

MINI Hatchback 5 Door Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Iconic Design
  • Quality Interior
  • Agile Handling

Cons:

  • Premium Price
  • Firm Ride
  • Limited Rear Legroom

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The design of the MINI Hatchback 5 Door is an evolution of the iconic MINI look that has captured hearts for generations. The MINI retains its unmistakable retro-inspired design with round headlights and a hexagonal grille. This design heritage is part of what makes the MINI instantly recognizable on the road. Buyers have the option to choose a contrasting roof colour, which adds a touch of personalization to the car's exterior. Unlike the 3-door MINI, the 5-door variant features an extra set of rear doors. These doors not only enhance practicality but also maintain the car's stylish proportions. MINI offers a wide range of colour choices and trims, allowing buyers to customize their cars to suit their tastes.

MINI Hatchback 5 Door Exterior

The MINI Hatchback 5 Door has been designed with practicality in mind, making it a more versatile choice for everyday use. The addition of two rear doors makes it easier for passengers to access the rear seats, which is especially convenient for those with children or for loading and unloading cargo. While it's still a compact car, the 5-door version provides more rear legroom compared to the 3-door variant. This means that passengers in the back seats have a bit more space to sit comfortably.

The boot space in the MINI Hatchback 5 Door is practical for everyday use but may not be class-leading. The boot offers a capacity of approximately 278 litres with the rear seats up. This is sufficient for groceries, small luggage, or everyday items. Folding down the rear seats expands the cargo space to approximately 941 litres. This is useful for larger loads or when you need to transport bulkier items. The wide and square-shaped boot opening makes it easier to load and unload items, enhancing the car's overall practicality.

Interior and Trims

The interior of the MINI Hatchback 5 Door combines a blend of classic design elements with modern technology and comfort features. MINI pays attention to the quality of materials used in the cabin. You'll find soft-touch surfaces, well-finished details, and a generally premium feel, enhancing the overall interior ambience. While it's a compact car, the MINI provides reasonable comfort for both front and rear passengers. The seats are supportive, and the interior layout is designed to maximize space within the compact dimensions.

The dashboard design is distinctive, featuring a large central display that houses the infotainment system. Circular elements, reminiscent of the car's iconic exterior design, can be seen throughout the interior. The MINI Hatchback 5 Door comes equipped with a user-friendly infotainment system. It typically includes a touchscreen display that provides access to navigation, entertainment, and connectivity features. Smartphone integration, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, is often available.

Eight trim levels are available: Cooper Classic, Cooper Sport, Cooper Exclusive, Cooper S Classic, Cooper Resolute Edition, Cooper S Exclusive, Cooper S Resolute Edition and Cooper S Sport.

The MINI Cooper Classic models are equipped with a 1.5-litre petrol engine generating 136hp. These cars feature both front and rear LED headlights and brake lights, as well as a 6.5-inch infotainment screen that includes built-in Bluetooth connectivity and a DAB digital radio.

For the Cooper Sport variants, the MINI hatchback is powered by the same 136hp 1.5-litre petrol engine. They sport 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, a sportier front bumper, and lowered side skirts for an enhanced appearance. Inside, you'll find a leather steering wheel, cruise control, and the same 6.5-inch infotainment display with Bluetooth and DAB digital radio. LED headlights and brake lights are standard, and you have the option to include sports suspension at no extra cost.

The MINI Cooper Exclusive also boasts the 136hp 1.5-litre petrol engine, complemented by 17-inch alloy wheels and chrome accents on the front grille and air intakes. The interior features a 6.5-inch infotainment display with DAB digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity. Additionally, you'll enjoy leather sports seats, chrome air vent surrounds, a leather steering wheel, and cruise control. LED headlights and brake lights come standard.

Stepping up to the MINI Cooper S Classic, you'll find a more robust 2.0-litre 192hp petrol engine. These models still feature LED headlights and brake lights, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 6.5-inch infotainment display with DAB digital radio.

The limited-run Resolute Edition flaunts a unique colour scheme with a Rebel Green body, Pepper White roof and door mirrors, gold stripes, bronze detailing, and black wheels. The interior matches the exterior theme with Black Pearl/Light Chequered part-leatherette seat upholstery and gold pinstriping. Standard features align with the regular Cooper models.

The MINI Cooper S Exclusive shares the same 192hp 2.0-litre petrol engine and 17-inch alloy wheels with chrome trim on the front grille and air intakes. Inside, you'll discover the same 6.5-inch infotainment display with DAB digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity. Leather-trimmed sports seats, chrome air vent surrounds, a leather steering wheel, and cruise control enhance the interior. LED headlights and brake lights are standard.

Just like its Classic counterpart, the limited-run Resolute Edition offers the unique Rebel Green exterior, Pepper White roof and door mirrors, gold stripes, bronze detailing, and black wheels. The interior maintains consistency with the regular Cooper S models.

Finally, in the Cooper S Sport configuration, the MINI hatchback is powered by the same 192hp 2.0-liter petrol engine. It includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, a sportier front bumper, and lowered side skirts. Interior features comprise a leather steering wheel, cruise control, and the familiar 6.5-inch infotainment display with built-in Bluetooth and DAB digital radio. LED headlights and brake lights are standard, and the option to add sports suspension is available at no extra charge.

Power and Performance

The 5-door Mini Hatch offers a choice of two petrol engines and now comes with an automatic transmission as standard, with power directed to the front wheels. The base option features a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 136hp and accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 8.3 seconds. In terms of fuel efficiency, it's officially rated at 50.4mpg with CO2 emissions of 126g/km in mixed driving.

MINI Hatchback 5 Door Interior

The Cooper S model is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that boasts 178hp. It's slightly less efficient with an official rating of 47.9mpg and CO2 emissions of 134g/km, but it offers significantly quicker acceleration. The 0-62mph sprint is achieved in just 6.7 seconds, transforming it into an impressive premium hot hatch.

The Mini hatchback prioritizes the driving experience above all else. It excels in handling, offering precise responses and a highly responsive chassis. As expected, this results in a firm ride, particularly noticeable on surfaces that are even slightly uneven. So, whether you're a city dweller or enjoy the occasional countryside adventure, the MINI Hatchback 5 Door is a great leasing option.

Leasing vs Buying

The MINI Hatchback 5 Door is now available for purchase at a starting on-the-road price of £18,705.00*, or it can be leased with monthly payments starting from £159.37.

If you're considering leasing a MINI Hatchback 5 Door, we proudly offer excellent car leasing services in the UK. Our leasing deals include a manufacturer's warranty, road tax, breakdown insurance, and free delivery to most areas of the UK mainland (excluding specific regions).

Leasing a MINI Hatchback 5 Door can often be a more financially advantageous option compared to purchasing outright, thanks to the fixed monthly payments, variable mileage options, low initial rental, and flexible contract durations.

It's important to note that the 'on-the-road' price mentioned includes a year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee, and a number plate fee. Please be aware that this price is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change. To get the most up-to-date information, we recommend contacting your nearest retailer.

Customer Reviews

MINI Hatchback 5 Door
Average Rating Based on 29 reviews
4.3 out of 5

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Colleen Mini Hatchback 5 Door 1.5 Cooper Classic Premium Auto

Would have been nice to have sat nav as standard. A must really in 2023?

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4.0 out of 5
Karen Mini Hatchback 5 Door 1.5 One Classic (Nav Pack) MY21.5

It is a very nice little car although I originally ordered a larger VW but as you know there were difficulties obtaining cars. This was an order that someone had cancelled so not what I had first ordered. Overall I like it but would have preferred a larger automatic.

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4.0 out of 5
Joanne Mini Hatchback 5 Door 1.5 Cooper Classic (Comfort Pack)

I love my Mini Cooper but couldn’t give it high ratings on questions about leg room as it’s obviously meant to be small. I love everything about it though.

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3.4 out of 5
Karen Mini Hatchback 5 Door 1.5 Cooper Sport (Nav Pack)

I am short and I find the driving position uncomfortable. I cannot get a really comfortable seat position whatever I try. It's a shame as otherwise I like the car but this aspect has spoiled my driving experience.

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5.0 out of 5
Johanna Mini Hatchback 5 Door 1.5 Cooper Classic (Comfort/Nav Pack)

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4.9 out of 5
Joanne Mini Hatchback 5 Door 1.5 Cooper Classic

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4.6 out of 5
Jennifer Mini Hatchback 5 Door 1.5 Cooper Classic (Comfort/Nav Pack)

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4.6 out of 5
Terri Mini Hatchback 5 Door 1.5 Cooper Sport Auto (Comfort/Nav Pack)

Great car. Really pleased with it

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5.0 out of 5
Jamie Mini Hatchback 5 Door 1.5 Cooper Classic II Auto (Comfort/Nav Pack)

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5.0 out of 5
Jacqueline Mini Hatchback 5 Door 1.5 Cooper Sport II Auto (Comfort/Nav Pack)

The mini is ideal for me. It’s nippy, fun to drive a good build quality and looks good. When he can my other half drives the mini rather than his BMW Tourer..

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4.0 out of 5
James Mini Hatchback 5 Door 1.5 Cooper Classic II (Comfort/Nav Pack)

Good value small family car

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5.0 out of 5
Maureen Mini Hatchback 5 Door 1.5 Cooper Classic II (Comfort/Nav Pack)

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3.0 out of 5
Darren Mini Hatchback 5 Door 2.0 Cooper S Classic II Auto (Comfort/Nav Pack)

Love the power and control of the vehicle, that is why i ordered it, for other issues it is not the most practical but it is all about the drive not the practical issues.

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4.3 out of 5
John Mini Hatchback 5 Door 1.5 One Classic II (Comfort Pack)

Under engined a little -somewhat heavy

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4.4 out of 5
Michelle Mini Hatchback 5 Door 1.5 Cooper Classic II Auto (Comfort/Nav Pack)

Fun to drive, economical

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