Almost without fail, people unfamiliar with us are shocked at how spacious the inside of a MINI really is. But we’ve been performing this magic trick for over 50 years. Because innovations we introduced in 1959 for the Classic Mini, such as turning the engine sideways and our famous wheels-at-the-corners layout, were actually invented for the sole purpose of creating as much passenger room as possible.
Of course, another way to create more space is to ignore the naysayers and grammar police and simply build a bigger MINI. Or two. Which is exactly what we did with the MINI Countryman and new, 2016 Clubman.
*Claim only valid for people who have never actually sat inside a MINI before.
2010 Cooper S Hardtop
License Plate: 6FEET7
“The big test: sitting down in one. Amazingly, I fit! I had plenty of head room. My legs stretched straight out beyond the pedals. My 6'7" body finally found a home inside, as close as I’ll get to a small sports car. I even have room for my safety helmet when I track this beast.”
2012 JCW HARDTOP
License Plate: YEAIFIT
"I think that just like small guys like to get big trucks to make them feel big and powerful, big guys like myself are drawn to quick and nimble cars. I bought Winnie, my first MINI, in 2007. At the time, I was very into Autocross and chose the MINI based on its race pedigree."
2010 COOPER S HARDTOP
“I've been pretty big my whole life (6 feet tall at 12 years old) and have always had problems fitting in to things. I was amazed how easily I could climb into it. The seat was comfortable and if I pushed it all the way back, I couldn’t reach the pedals! I've had it for over 3 years now and it's the most fun I've ever had in a car."
Our most spacious model – the MINI Clubman – boasts a staggering 47.9 cubic feet of boot space with the rear seats folded down. And even our smaller models have adjustable seats and floor panels to accommodate the entire family's luggage.Compare Models
It may come as a surprise that three of our models comfortably seat five people, while the rest easily seat four. By pushing the wheels to the corners and mounting the engine transversely, we've created the maximum interior space possible.
Because of how every MINI is built, the boot seems to almost inexplicably open up. In many of our models, the back seats both fold and split. Add that to our adjustable floor panels and storage accessories? You have dozens of solutions to your packing needs.