SEAT Mii (2012 – 2019) Review

Looking for a SEAT Mii (2012 - 2019)?
Register your interest for later or request to be contacted by a dealer to talk through your options now.

SEAT Mii (2012 – 2019) At A Glance

SEAT version of Volkswagen Up. Powered by low emission 1.0-litre engine. Ecomotive emits below 100g/km CO2. Easy and fun to drive. Good value for money.

Not as distinctively styled as the Up and only slightly cheaper. Terrible automated manual transmission. High incidence of clutch failure on manuals. Timing belts need replacing at 4 years or 40k miles. Manual gearbox oil at 3 years.

Insurance Groups are between 1–4
On average it achieves 87% of the official MPG figure

The SEAT Mii is one of a trio of cars - it's the sister model to the Volkswagen Up and Skoda Citigo - and at just 3.5 metres long this little hatchback is designed as an affordable car that's ideal for urban driving. While it's unmistakably based on the Up, SEAT has tried to give the Mii its own identity with a different look including more angular headlights and a revised rear tailgate.

Everything under the skin is the same however with an identical engine line-up. Power comes from a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that's available in two versions - one with 60PS and a more powerful 75PS.

Both are sprightly at low speeds while the Mii will happily keep up with motorway traffic. The big advantage the Mii has is fuel economy. The cleanest model is the Mii Ecomotive which can return a claimed 67.3mpg and emits just 97g/km of CO2.

Despite its dimunitive size, the little SEAT is surprisingly practical with reasonable room for adults in the back and a decent boot too. It initially comes as a three-door but a more useful five-door will be added to the line-up later in 2012 while it's available with a standard manual gearbox or an optional automatic.

As well as being affordable and cheap to run, the Mii is also enjoyable to drive and comfortable too. It feels solid and surprisingly refined for such a small car - in fact from behind the wheel it's easy to think you're in a larger hatchback like an Ibiza. The interior is good too. It's well built and neatly designed with plenty of room and good stowage. If you're after a stylish and affordable small hatch then the Mii could fit the bill perfectly.

 

Looking for a SEAT Mii (2012 - 2019)?
Register your interest for later or request to be contacted by a dealer to talk through your options now.

Real MPG average for a SEAT Mii (2012 – 2019)

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

87%

Real MPG

42–68 mpg

MPGs submitted

99

Diesel or petrol? If you're unsure whether to go for a petrol or diesel (or even an electric model if it's available), then you need our Petrol or Diesel? calculator. It does the maths on petrols, diesels and electric cars to show which is best suited to you.

ASK HJ

What's the best small car on a £4500 budget?
I want to buy a used car and have a budget of £4.5k. Can you suggest a reliable, economical small car with three doors? Boot size is not important. I have been considering an Aygo or a Volkswagen Up but is it best to look for a car with low mileage or the newest car for my budget?
The Volkswagen Up is a really good car but not without its faults, unfortunately: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/volkswagen/up-2012/good/. If this doesn't concern you, also consider the SEAT Mii and Skoda Citigo - they're essentially the same car but a little cheaper. The Aygo isn't without its issues, either, and feels flimsier than the Up. I'd look for a Kia Picanto - it has fewer problems and is a great little car. I'd prioritise condition and service history over mileage or age, but there's no reason why you can't tick all the boxes with a £4500 budget.
Answered by Andrew Brady
What vehicle would you recommend for short city journeys?
What vehicle would you recommend for short city journeys?
The Hyundai i10 represents excellent value for money and is easy to drive around town, while also being cheap to run. Also look at the Volkswagen Up or the very similar Skoda Citigo and SEAT Mii.
Answered by Andrew Brady
Which cars are cheapest to insure for a reformed drink driver?
Which cars are cheapest to insure for a reformed drink driver?
You would need to look at ones with the lowest insurance group rating and smallest engine size: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/insurance/top-25-lowest-insurance-group-cars/
Answered by Tim Kelly
Which cars would you recommend for young drivers?
Which cars would you recommend for young drivers?
Low powered ones like the Vauxhall Viva, Ford Ka+, Suzuki Celerio, Kia Picanto, Hyundai i10, Volkswagen Up, SEAT Mii, Skoda Citigo, Toyota Aygo, Citroen C1, Peugeot 108 - all 1.0-litre except for the Ka+ which is 1.2.
Answered by Honest John

What does a SEAT Mii (2012 – 2019) cost?

Contract hire from £134.04 per month
Find more cars like this

SEAT Mii for sale