Gaining the extra doors has impacted little on the performance.
Maintaining the essence of Mini, which is the low riding performance and go-kart feel, the five-door variant does improve accessibly and practicality.
The rear seat space remains tight, and those seeking a family chariot would be better served by the Countryman SUV - but don't expect the same dynamics from the higher riding wagon.
What matters most
What we liked: It still looks like a Mini with convenience thrown in, still fun to drive, diesel engine.
What we'd like to see: Less expensive options, slightly more rear legroom.
WHAT'S COMING UP?
Hi Everyone, It's that time of year again. Our annual meeting will be held on September 17, 2017 at Miner's Leap Winery. Meetin...
The Morning Bulletin Road Tests The 2014 MINI 5-Door
The Morning Bulletin road tested the 2014 MINI 5-Door and decides:
Posted by NorCal MINIs