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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.
The trimSee full equipment
Sport trim adds 18in alloy wheels, JCW sports bumpers, a rear spoiler and JCW bucket seats.
The engineSee full engine specs
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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