The Mini Countryman is roomier than its predecessor, but there are still far better options out thereread the full model review
Sporty S models gain bigger alloy wheels, S bodystyling, sports seats and a sports steering wheel.
With 189bhp, the Cooper S feels brisk without being outright fast. Under normal use, it’s very flexible and sounds quite sporty. The penalty is emissions and fuel economy that are on the high side.