2013 MINI Cooper Paceman Road Test & Review: Comfort & Cargo
Designed specifically to seat four, the Paceman does so with exceptional comfort. As the most spacious MINI coupe, ingress and egress are readily achieved and the lounge-style rear seats offer considerable head-, shoulder- and legroom. The sporty front seats are slightly raised to add to the crossover utility vehicle feel. The seats can be ordered upholstered in cloth, a combination of leather and cloth, or just leather.
The Center Rail interior storage system from Countryman is featured in Paceman as well. This permits the owner to choose a specific set of storage options for the car and place them at their discretion. The second section of the rail system for the Paceman starts between rear seats to make it easier to access either side of the rear passenger compartment from either door. MINI also offers a one-piece version of the Center Rail system, which extends from the front into the rear of the passenger compartment as well.
Rather than a hatchback, the Paceman features a tailgate, making it both a wagon and a coupe. Thanks to the decision to incorporate the Clubman’s full 106.1-inch wheelbase, Paceman offers nearly 40 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seats.