The space inside the Mini is very good, its about the same as the Cmax, quite roomy inside, but in reality its not a mini any more, I call it a Maxi. Its the same size as the Cmax just about, maybe slightly larger in fact.
Battery wise the most I could do was 24 miles, but in the winter its down in the teens. Cmax battery is the same size but 50% more efficient, I can do 36 miles the most I did was 37, and even in the winter its still well into the 20's.
MPG wise the Mini is in the low 30's in hybrid mode, worse during stop and go conditions, On the highway you can get close to 37. The Cmax is in the 50's in hybrid mode in the city, a little less on the highway but still more than the mini.
The Mini phone app is not as versatile as Myfordmobile, you get alot more info in MFM. Still works OK but not all features are activated. Its like they took the BMW app and renamed it for the Mini, but some options don't exist or don't work.
The Mini is front wheel drive on gas, rear wheel drive on battery. There are some losses with this, the car seems to hold back and not roll as free even in "free wheel" mode. Probably some of this causes the less efficient performance even though both cars have the same size battery.
The Mini only lets you use at most 5kwh out of the battery, maybe. Generally 4.9 is the max average. Ford gives you 5.5kwh to use, maybe 5.6, You can't net much more than 5 miles tops with the mini per kwh, with the Cmax you can easily net over 6 miles per kwh. Talking summer weather here. On average I can expect about 22 miles range if I drive normally, and 24 like I said if I milk it. 22 miles is like 4.5 miles per kwh.
What else, ask some questions will be glad to answer :) We're going out with the Mini tonight, its fully charged and I need to use the battery. Its cold we won't be using any heat to waste the battery on, so we'll see how far it goes but I'm thinking its going to be in the 3's miles per kwh.
The Cmax, even with a 20% degraded battery, will have better range than a Mini with a brand new battery.
The Mini does not have many regen options. It has "mid mode" which is like 1/2 the recharge rate of L in the Cmax. Then it has "free wheel" mode which I'm not sure if it charges or not but does not roll as easily as in Neutral. That's the 2 options. The Cmax has D which is low regen, hill descent which is variable regen, and L which is high regen (maybe 90% of max). Both cars have braking regen that you can vary with your foot.
Edited by rbort, 18 November 2018 - 02:44 PM.