Mini Countryman 2.0 Cooper S Classic Premium Plus 5dr Auto Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

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  • Mini Countryman 2021 LHD dashboard
  • Mini Countryman 2021 front seats
  • Mini Countryman JCW 2020 front seats RHD
  • Mini Countryman 2021 infotainment
  • Mini Countryman 2021 wide tracking
  • Mini Countryman 2021 front static
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RRP £33,090What Car? Target Price£32,444
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Mini Countryman offers a good combination of space, style and desirability, with a beautifully finished interior and an excellent infotainment system among its virtues. But many rivals are cheaper and better equipped, while the Ford Puma is much more fun to drive and the Volkswagen T-Roc a lot quieter and more comfortable. Our advice is stick to the cheaper versions for the best value for money, although the plug-in PHEV is a cheap company car.

We'd stick to the Classic trim (although this isn't our favourite engine) because otherwise, the Countryman's price starts to match those of larger family SUVs, such as the Seat Ateca and Skoda Karoq. And besides, the Classic trim comes with an 8.8in infotainment screen with sat-nav, a DAB radio and Apple CarPlay, plus rear parking sensors, LED headlights, digital instruments, 16in or 17in alloy wheel (depending on the engine choice), keyless start, auto lights and wipers, cruise control and air-con. It's worth looking at optional packs, such as the Activity Pack, which adds sliding rear seats, a powered tailgate and picnic tables, or the expensive but feature-laden Comfort Pack Plus, which includes climate control, heated front seats and power-folding door mirrors.

The 2.0-litre four-cylinder Cooper S is smoother than the 1,5-litre Cooper engine, sounds sportier and it's quite a bit quicker, hitting 0-62mph in 7.6sec. We still don't think it's worth the extra cash and worse efficiency, though, unless you really value sprinting away from the lights. The JCW performance model is even more powerful and faster still.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

43.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

450

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

147

g/km