MINI hatchback review - more tech, more efficient, but still fun - MPG and running costs

Fashionable supermini retains its sense of fun, with improved practicality and economy

Evo rating
from £13,750
  • Fun to drive, punchy engines, more cabin space
  • Firm ride, questionable styling

MPG and Running Costs

Not surprisingly, all Minis consume smaller quantities of fuel and command lower rates of tax than their predecessors. A basic One falls into tax band B, for a £20 yearly bill and combined fuel consumption around the 56mpg mark.

The Cooper SD also sits in the £20 VED band and boosts economy to 70mpg. The 1.5 Cooper emits 105g/km of CO2, the Cooper S auto 125g/km and the manual Cooper S 133g/km, so none will break the bank when it’s time to tax. The Cooper throws in 60.1mpg combined economy while the Cooper S falls just shy of 50mpg with the six-speed manual ‘box.

For £299, Mini buyers can also opt for the company’s TLC service package – five years or 50,000 miles of fixed-price servicing that’s even transferable to future owners. For another £275, Mini extends that to 8 years or 80,000 miles, improving peace of mind and potentially boosting resale value. Talking of resale, Minis have always been strong in this respect and the new models shouldn’t be any different.

MPG (combined)MPG (urban)VED bandCO2 g/kmInsurance group
One D83.172.4A89N/A
Cooper D80.765.7A92N/A
Cooper S68.956.5B109N/A
Cooper SD70.657.6B106N/A

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