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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 1.6 One 2WD 5dr £16,620
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D One 2WD 5dr £17,620
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 One Pepper Pack 2WD 5dr £18,015
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 Cooper 2WD 5dr £18,140
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 One Media Pack 2WD 5dr £18,420
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D One Pepper Pack 2WD 5dr £19,015
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 Cooper Pepper Pack 2WD 5dr £19,280
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 One Pepper/Media Pk 2WD 5dr £19,345
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D Cooper 2WD 5dr £19,370
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D One Media Pack 2WD 5dr £19,420
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 Cooper Media Pack 2WD 5dr £19,940
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D One Pepper/Media Pack 2WD 5dr £20,345
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D Cooper Pepper Pack 2WD 5dr £20,510
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 Pepper/Media Pack 2 5dr £20,610
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 Cooper Chili Pack 2WD 5dr £20,735
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D Cooper Media Pack 2WD 5dr £21,170
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T Cooper S 2WD 5dr £21,535
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 £21,790
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D Cooper Pepper/Media Pack 5dr £21,840
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D Cooper Chili Pack 2WD 5dr £21,965
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 £22,790
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6D Cooper Chili/Media Pk 2WD 5dr £23,020
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 1.6D Cooper ALL4 Chili Pk 4WD 5dr £23,165
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T Cooper S Media Pack 2WD 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 £23,945
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 M Pk 4WD 5dr £24,420
What Car? says:1 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 £25,000
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 £25,200
What Car? says:1 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 £26,255
What Car? says:1 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 £28,610
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T JCW Chili Pack 5dr £30,135
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T JCW Media Pack 5dr £30,240
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T JCW Chili/Media Pack 5dr £31,190
What Car? says:1 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 1.6D Cooper ALL4 4WD 5dr

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…

Ian Lisseman

4 out of 5 stars

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
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