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 £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.
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2017 Mini Cooper S All4 Countryman
Engine size 2.0-litre diesel
Price from £26,350
Torque 207lb ft
Top speed 138mph
Fuel economy (official combined) 44.1mpg
CO2/BIK band 146g/km/26%
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