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2017 Mini Countryman Cooper S All4 verdict and specs

This new Mini Countryman is more spacious than its predecessor and better equipped, so is it a match for the best family SUVs?

Words By Alan Taylor-Jones

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2017 Mini Countrman Cooper S All4 side

Should I buy one?

There’s no doubt that Mini has addressed many of our criticisms of the original Countryman. You get plenty of extra room inside, more standard equipment and a more premium feeling interior. So, is this enough for us to recommend one? Certainly not in Cooper S guise.

Even the entry-level Cooper model costs more than Β£22,000, which can get you a much more spacious and more comfortable rival. As for the Cooper S, it’s expensive to buy and run, despite not being that fast. If you really want a Countryman, we suspect the 1.5-litre petrol or 2.0-litre diesel will make a lot more sense.


What Car? says...

Rated 3 out of 5


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Rivals:

Audi Q2

Seat Ateca


2017 Mini Cooper S All4 Countryman

Engine size 2.0-litre diesel

Price from Β£26,350

Power 189bhp

Torque 207lb ft

0-62mph 7.2sec

Top speed 138mph

Fuel economy (official combined) 44.1mpg

CO2/BIK band 146g/km/26%

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