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Strictly speaking, ‘countryman’ means someone living in a rural area. Well, take a look at the Mini Countryman. Does it look to you like it’s ever tasted a good ploughman's or smelt a thickly manured field? No, it doesn’t to us, either, but that’s actually not its remit.
Just check out those sculpted bumpers and the glitzy, Union Jack taillight design. If small SUVs wore clothes, the Countryman would be dressed from head to toe in urbanite Nike, not tweedy Barbour. Put simply, if you want a small, go-anywhere off-roader, have a look at our Dacia Duster review instead.
Along with the personalisation options we've touched upon already, the Mini Countryman is available with a good selection of petrol and diesel engines, and there’s also a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) option. With its official electric range of almost 30 miles and fantastic company car tax breaks, it could end up saving you a packet.
Click through to the next page to start reading our detailed 16-point review on the Mini Countryman, where we'll tell you how well Mini's biggest model stacks up against the competition as well as which engines and trims make the most sense.
|RRP price range||£28,815 - £42,675|
|Number of trims (see all)||13|
|Number of engines (see all)||4|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||hybrid, petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||156.9 - 44.8|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / No mileage cap|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£804 / £3,084|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£1,608 / £6,168|