The Mini Countryman is roomier than its predecessor, but there are still far better options out thereread the full model review
Entry-level Cooper models get alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, air-con, a DAB radio, a 6.5in colour infotainment screen and sat-nav. You might want to add a couple of options, but the basics are covered. An automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive are optional.
With only 134bhp and 243lb ft of torque, the 1.5-litre engine feels rather underpowered. And being a three-cylinder, it fails to match the Cooper S’s smoother four-cylinder motor.