For The Mini Countryman blends the retro style that Mini buyers love with enough practicality for a small family. All versions are frugal and well equipped.
Against It isn’t as much fun to drive as other Mini models, the ride is unsettled and some versions are very pricey.
What Car? says
The Mini Countryman is the only Mini that’s a viable prospect for a growing family, but there are much better alternatives for the money. By Steve Huntingford
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There are 10 Mini Countryman versions available
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:
This is my second Countryman. I got an excellent trade in price for my three and a half year old All4 which made the overall cost of ownership very…
What car expose their weakness in rubbishing a car without living with it for years, 3 to be precise like us and we are replacing ours with another…
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…
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…