Solid Cargo Room for a Small Car - 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Mini Cooper: Solid Cargo Room for a Small Car

July 20, 2015

2014 Mini Cooper

Does our 2014 Mini Cooper have enough cargo room to haul a sizable wall-mirror home? No. I learned that the hard way when I took the tiny hatchback to the furniture store to pick up a few things. I figured that if the rear seats folded down, there might be enough space to wedge the big mirror in there.

After taking one look at the size of the box I lost hope. It wasn't going to happen.

Thankfully, the trip wasn't a total bust.

I was able to toss a couple pieces of artwork and a lovely fake succulent in there with room to spare.

For the record, the Mini's total cargo space is 38 cubic feet with the seats folded down. Not bad for a car of its size. The load floor is completely flat, but there's a sizable gap between the seatbacks and the rear cargo floor. Our Mini also has the cargo package that adds additional cargo nets and a two-tiered load floor if you really need the space and flexibility.

Certainly not the best vehicle to pick up housewares in, but not the worst either. Compared to an average compact sedan, there's way more room with the seats folded and it's easier to access that space thanks to the large hatch opening.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 17,021 miles

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