For The Cooper S has the performance to give your Countryman some real razzle.

Against Very expensive to buy and run. The ride and refinement are disappointing, too.

Mini Countryman 4x4

What Car? says

1 out of 5 stars

The Countryman isn't a great car in many ways, and this version is one of the worst.

What Car? readers say


Key facts

7.9 secs
Top speed
130 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
454 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

There are plenty of other choices to be made once you’ve chosen the Mini Countryman. First, you have to choose an engine. The One has 97bhp, the Cooper has 120bhp, and the turbocharged Cooper S has 181bhp. There are diesel versions, too – the One D has 89bhp and the Cooper D has 110bhp, while the SD has 141bhp. There’s even an outrageous 215bhp JCW hot hatch version. All things considered, though, we prefer the entry-level diesel.

The amount of kit you get will depend on your engine choice, but all versions come with air-conditioning, rear parking sensors, roof rails, Bluetooth and a DAB radio with a USB input. That’s not bad considering that Mini is often quite stingy with equipment.

Being a Mini, there are also has a dizzying range of options and accessories to choose from. We’d recommend that you take Mini up on their offer of the TLC servicing package. For a nominal, one-off fee, this takes care of all the costs from your first few services.

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4 out of 5 stars

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Gary Johnson

5 out of 5 stars

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4 out of 5 stars
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