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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 Crossover

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

3.818182


Key facts

0–60mph
7.9 secs
Top speed
130 mph
Average mpg
42.2
Tank range
435 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.

Reader test team says:

Mini Countryman Crossover 1.6 Cooper Chili Pack 2WD 5dr

Bought this car in june 2014 so have had it for 6 weeks as I write this review. To date absolutely no issues and love it. Previously had a Ds3 which…

Gary Johnson

5 out of 5 stars

Mini Countryman Crossover 1.6T Cooper S ALL4 C/M Pk 4WD 5dr

I think the WhatCar review of this car is very harsh. A couple of points I agree with such as the refinement and some of the fit and finish in the…

David Currie

4 out of 5 stars

Mini Countryman Crossover 1.6T JCW Chili/Media Pack 5dr

I think the what car review does not reflect the countryman fairly. I was concerned about buying one and had really resisted test driving one on the…

Geoff Spooner

4 out of 5 stars

Mini Countryman Crossover 1.6 One 2WD 5dr

Now up to 24000 miles and my Mini will be three years old in June. The car has been trouble free and extremely cheap to run thanks to TLC and low…

Nicholas Cowie

4 out of 5 stars
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