And if you’re operating on a massive budget, there is a cheaper, less powerful 59bhp petrol engine available. It’s not quite as sprightly as the bigger 74bhp, but when it comes to everyday driving in the city, there isn’t a huge amount of difference between the two.
There might not be any diesel engines available, but running costs are still low. Both the 59bhp and 74bhp 1.0-litre petrol engines return 64.2mpg. That’s decent, but rivals are more frugal. It’s also worth pointing out that for the 2017 SEAT Mii Hatchback, the brand has ditched their 69mpg EcoMotive engine that was capable of returning almost 70mpg.
Both presently available models, meanwhile, cost £20 a year to tax.
The SEAT Mii’s cabin is a major strength. It’s as comfy and roomy as cars from the class above, and materials are good. Indeed, the plastics used for the dashboard are easily good enough to be used in more expensive hatchback’s.
Insulation isn’t the best, however, with engine noise making its way into the cabin.
The dashboard is thoughtfully arranged, and has a simple, straightforward design. It’s easy to find where everything is, with the dials and controls all laid out boldly and clearly. And although the steering wheel isn’t leather, the quality of the plastic is decent.
Thanks to a good design job by SEAT, the Mii Hatchback is reasonably practical. You can choose from three or five-door models, with the latter offering a bit more usability.
The cabin in both is spacious, but accessing the rear seats is easier for your passengers if you go for the five-door model. Four adults have a good amount of space, but legroom can get a bit tight on longer journeys.
The boot, meanwhile, measures an outstanding 251-litres. That would be impressive for cars from the class above, and it’s almost 60-litres more than the Peugeot. Fold the rear seats, and you can increase luggage capacity to as much as 959-litres in the five-door version.
Peugeot – £8,995 – £14,105
SEAT – £9,795 – £11,830