The Difference Between the Mini 3-Door and Mini 5 Door

When purchasing a Mini Cooper, there are various questions one may have. One of which is choosing between a Mini 3-door and a Mini 5-door. Apart from the obvious fact of the door count, what differentiates between the two models, and how do you decide which one to pick? Here are some things to consider.


When you look at the 3-door and 5-door, there's not much difference in the size of the car and the overall appearance. They both feature the iconic Mini Cooper design, similar styling, body shape, and structure. The notable difference between the 3-door and the 5-door is that the 3-door only has front doors and a square rear since it is slightly more compact.

The 5 door is slightly extended at the rear end to accommodate the two extra doors. While the 3-door is a little more compact, it's ideal for people rarely using their rear seats. The 5-door is a perfect family car.


Another notable difference between the cars is the space. While there isn't too much difference in the appearance, since the 3 door only has four seats, it has more boot space. The 5 door seats five passengers in the same area, reducing the boot space slightly. The 5 door offers five centimetres more legroom than the 3 door.


In terms of the features, both go head to head. They both have a 6.5-inch smart infotainment system, various driver assistance features, and even comfort features. Both models also come with twin turbo engines, which make the cars efficient and convenient to travel with lower fuel economy.


The pricing of both cars is also relatively similar, and they offer similar trims. It all depends on which features you prefer and what will suit your needs better. The 3 Door starts at $33,740, while the 5 Door starts at $34,290.

All pricing is based on Ontario MSRP and does not include taxes and fees. Dealer pricing may differ. Prices are subject to change anytime without notice. 


While the 3-door version is sportier, the 5-door has a little more space to accommodate one more passenger, making it more practical as a family car. Depending on what you're looking for, you can choose either one.

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