Long Cargo Makes It a Single-Seater - 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Mini Cooper: Long Cargo Makes It a Single-Seater

August 5, 2015

2014 Mini Cooper

We've ordered some new parts from Ford Racing for our long-term 2015 Ford Mustang GT. The different bits arrived on different days over the course of about a week and gave us a nice opportunity to test the cargo space on various Edmunds long-term vehicles, like our 2014 Mini Cooper.

When the Mustang's new exhaust came in, we decided to stick it in the Mini, one of the smallest cars in our fleet. The hatchback Cooper has 38 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats down, but our concern was the length of the 52-inch box.

The box fit, but barely. Both rear seats had to be dropped and the passenger seat slid all the way forward, reducing the Cooper to a single-seater. The box didn't need to go far, so the diminished seating capacity wasn't a big deal. The Mini might not be the ideal choice for moving cargo, but it is capable if it's the only choice.

Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant

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