SEAT Mii electric (2020-2021) practicality & boot space
Practicality doesn't take much of a dent following the Mii's switch to electric power, but it's still a small car
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It's not the largest car around, but thanks to some clever packaging there's enough space in the Mii electric for four adults and a few bags of shopping in the boot. That's mostly what a car like this is expected to handle, so it's welcome to find it performs this role well. Designed from the ground up as a city car, the Mii still gets all of the benefits of its wheel-at-each-corner stance, large glasshouse and general feeling of weildiness.
There's no three-door option, so access is easier even than in some larger rivals like the MINI Electric, and once you're in the rear seats there's actually a decent amount of space for knees, elbows and heads.
SEAT Mii electric interior space, storage & comfort
Despite the Mii's size, there's enough space for four people, with those in the front likely to be most comfortable on longer journeys. SEAT has found space for a few useful cubbies throughout the cabin, most notably a deep one ahead of the gearlever and some good-sized door bins. There's a distinct lack of cupholders, however – some may consider this criminal in a car designed for city slickers on the go.
The boot measures a paltry 251 litres, so those wishing to transport larger items will need to drop the rear seats, which increases capacity to 923 litres. One of the three boxes available to tick on the Mii's options list is an Easy Flex pack, which adds a little extra versatility, including a split boot floor for storing cables. It's important to note that despite the addition of a battery, the Mii's load area is barely affected by its switch to electric power.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe SEAT Mii electric delivers a handy amount of range for a small city car, and is great value thanks to its low price
- 2Range, battery & chargingA relatively short range means the Mii electric is best suited to city work; snappy rapid charging is a nice touch
- 3Running costsThe Mii electric's recipe of light weight plus electric power makes it very affordable to run
- 4Electric motor, drive & performanceThe Mii electric is pleasant to drive and zippy around town, but feels a little out of its depth at higher speeds
- 5Interior & comfortIt's not the biggest, but the Mii electric is a comfortable city car all the same
- 6Practicality & boot space - currently readingPracticality doesn't take much of a dent following the Mii's switch to electric power, but it's still a small car
- 7Reliability & safetyThe Mii electric's small size and spartan kit mean safety ratings aren't the best, but there should be little to go wrong
- 8Living with itIn theory, the tiny Mii Electric is the ideal city car for today, but what's it like to live with in reality? We ran one in London for a few months to find out...