MINI Report 12: Plenty Big for Special Occasions

By Editors on November 24, 2008 12:31 PM
Our MINI Cooper S Hardtop offers 5.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, which is only about half a cubic foot more than the two-seat, convertible Mazda MX-5 Miata offers in its trunk. As we learned on this most recent New Year's Eve, though, it's enough room for $140 worth of groceries. Sure, the tab was inflated by special-occasion fare -- sparkling wine with real corks, cheese without a nozzle, crackers -- but we're still talking several bags worth of provisions for the evening. Had we decided to go with the six-foot sandwich, we're not sure the MINI would have proved so accommodating.