Mini Countryman review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

Mini Countryman 2021 front seats
  • Mini Countryman 2021 front cornering
  • Mini Countryman 2021 rear tracking
  • 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
  • Mini Countryman 2021 rear static
  • Mini Countryman 2021 front cornering
  • Mini Countryman 2021 rear tracking
  • 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
  • Mini Countryman 2021 rear static
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In this section:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

The Mini Countryman is big by small SUV standards and makes good use of every inch. Its high roof gives even the tallest of drivers plenty of head room, plus there's lots of leg room and, thanks to a broad interior, you shouldn’t be rubbing elbows with your passenger, either.

As well as the two cupholders in front of the gear lever, there's a decent-sized glovebox, a couple of small cubbies for loose items and reasonably large door bins. The optional Comfort Pack adds a front armrest with extra storage underneath. 

Mini Countryman 2021 front seats

Seat folding and flexibility

The Mini Countryman’s rear seats split in a handy 40/20/40 configuration, which is more useful than the 60/40 split in most rivals because it’s easier to carry long, narrow items, such as skis and snowboards, with two rear passengers on board. Folding down the rear seatbacks is simple, even though they don't lie completely flat.

If you add the Activity Pack, the Countryman is one of the few cars in the class to offer both sliding and reclining rear seats – the Volkswagen T-Cross, for example, has just sliding rear seats. The PHEV isn't available with the sliding feature, though.

Boot space

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