The Mini Countryman offers a great combination of space, style and desirability, with just enough on-road fun. But there are still far better options out there that offer a more premium feel and overall more composed ride, such as the Seat Ateca.get the best price
As the name suggests, this adds some hot-hatch inspired dressing. That means bigger 17in alloy wheels in black, a sporty bodykit, a rear spoiler, sports seats, sports pedals, a sports steering wheel and cruise control. You can also have sports suspension at no extra cost but if you value your spine, we’d avoid it.
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.