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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.

Mini Countryman Crossover
22 5stars

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 46 Mini Countryman versions available

Crossover 1.6T JCW Chili Pack 5dr TBA
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T JCW Chili/Media Pack 5dr TBA
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T JCW Media Pack 5dr TBA
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 One 2WD 5dr £16,545
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D One 2WD 5dr £17,550
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 One Pepper Pack 2WD 5dr £17,940
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 Cooper 2WD 5dr £18,065
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 One Media Pack 2WD 5dr £18,345
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D One Pepper Pack 2WD 5dr £18,945
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 Cooper Pepper Pack 2WD 5dr £19,205
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 One Pepper/Media Pk 2WD 5dr £19,270
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D Cooper 2WD 5dr £19,300
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D One Media Pack 2WD 5dr £19,350
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 Cooper Media Pack 2WD 5dr £19,865
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D One Pepper/Media Pack 2WD 5dr £20,275
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D Cooper Pepper Pack 2WD 5dr £20,440
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 Cooper Pepper/Media Pack 2 5dr £20,535
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D Cooper ALL4 4WD 5dr £20,570
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 Cooper Chili Pack 2WD 5dr £20,660
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D Cooper Media Pack 2WD 5dr £21,100
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T Cooper S 2WD 5dr £21,530
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D Cooper ALL4 Pepper Pk 4WD 5dr £21,710
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 Cooper Chili/Media Pk 2WD 5dr £21,715
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D Cooper Pepper/Media Pack 5dr £21,770
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D Cooper Chili Pack 2WD 5dr £21,895
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0D Cooper SD 5dr £22,240
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D Cooper ALL4 Media Pk 4WD 5dr £22,370
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T Cooper S ALL4 4WD 5dr £22,785
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D Cooper Chili/Media Pk 2WD 5dr £22,950
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D Cooper ALL4 P/M Pk 4WD 5dr £23,040
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T Cooper S Media Pack 2WD 5dr £23,160
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D Cooper ALL4 Chili Pk 4WD 5dr £23,165
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0D Cooper SD ALL4 4WD 5dr £23,460
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0D Cooper SD Media Pack 5dr £23,870
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T Cooper S Chili Pack 2WD 5dr £23,940
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D Cooper ALL4 C/M Pk 4WD 5dr £24,220
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T Cooper S ALL4 MediaPk 4WD 5dr £24,415
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0D Cooper SD Chili Pack 5dr £24,650
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T Cooper S C/M Pk 2WD 5dr £24,995
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0D Cooper SD ALL4 Media Pack 5dr £25,090
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T Cooper S ALL4 ChiliPk 4WD 5dr £25,195
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0D Cooper SD Chili/Media Pac 5dr £25,705
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0D Cooper SD ALL4 Chili Pack 5dr £25,870
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T Cooper S ALL4 C/M Pk 4WD 5dr £26,250
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0D Cooper SD ALL4 Chili/Medi 5dr £26,925
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T JCW 5dr £28,605
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

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 1.6T 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

Update 13,500: MPG continues to improve, 49 mpg on a recent 180 mile round trip including a long hold up on a motorway. Around town 44 mpg is…

Nicholas Cowie

4 out of 5 stars

Mini Countryman Crossover 1.6 One 2WD 5dr

This has been the worst car I have ever owned. I bought from new (without test driving) as I had owned a mini before and loved it. overall…

ian collis

1 out of 5 stars

Mini Countryman Crossover 1.6D Cooper ALL4 Chili Pk 4WD 5dr

The What Car review of the Countryman is a long way out of line with my own experience of the car. Thankfully, I ignored the review, tested the car…

David Williams

5 out of 5 stars
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