SEAT Mii review - Interior, design and technology
The entry-level model is extremely basic, but move up a notch or two and things quickly improve
The little SEAT, however, has a character that sets it apart from its siblings.
Design cues from SEAT's Ibiza and Leon are clearly visible at the front of the Mii, where a much narrower 'arrowhead' grille is flanked by a pair of oversized headlights. While the Mii doesn't get the Volkswagen up!'s glass tailgate finish, it does benefit from a set of neat zig-zag taillights.
SE models get 14-inch alloys, electric front windows, tinted glass and air conditioning as standard – as well as a leather-trimmed steering wheel which helps lift the ambience a little.
Design Mii and FR Line cars get bigger wheels, a glossy finish across the dashboard and steering wheel, plus lower suspension on the FR Line.
SEAT also offers a choice of styling packs as options which are designed to help customers personalise their Mii, inside and out.
Sat-nav, stereo and infotainment
The Mii gets a six-speaker stereo, as well as many other desirable extras. Using SEAT’s Drive Mii phone app, you can link your device with the car for TomTom-based sat-nav, phone and media control on the move and even an Eco Trainer function. This uses a dashtop cradle in the same place as the Portable System, but employs your phone’s superior graphics.
FR Line models, and the range-topping Cosmopolitan, come with the five-inch touchscreen SEAT Portable System as standard. As the name suggests, this feature is detachable but sits atop the dashboard when in use, and includes sat-nav, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming functions, as well as a Micro SD card slot for music storage.
You can add the sat-nav to the lesser models as an option, and DAB digital radio is available on some versions too.
In this review
- 1SEAT Mii reviewThe SEAT Mii is a practical and cheap-to-run city car with an added splash of Spanish style
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe SEAT Mii isn't very powerful, but it's still great fun to drive
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsCheap running costs are guaranteed with the SEAT Mii, and depreciation isn't bad either
- 4Interior, design and technology - currently readingThe entry-level model is extremely basic, but move up a notch or two and things quickly improve
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceA spacious interior can fool you into thinking the SEAT Mii is in the next class up
- 6Reliability and SafetyThe Mii is strong on safety, and the VW group's platform-sharing policy should enhance reliability