2014 Mini Cooper: Excellent Visibility Makes Small Cabin Feel Large
May 5, 2015
Our long-term 2014 Mini Cooper is an excellent city car, partially because of its scant dimensions, but also thanks to excellent visibility out of the cabin. As Erin Riches has noted, it's not as easy to see the edges of the car, but the outward view still makes for a good driving experience.
When the seat is adjusted for my 5'9" frame, the front windows feel long, extending behind me by several inches. The windshield is tall and the A-pillars relatively thin by modern standards, so seeing out of the front is easy as well. With the sunroof retracted, the Mini feels larger than it is inside the cabin. It isn't on-par with the airy feel that our long-term Impreza had, but it definitely fools me into believing I'm driving something with much more room.
Basically, I can see clearly out of the Mini at almost every angle and it enhances an already-enjoyable driving experience.
Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 12,675 miles