The Mini Countryman is a well-built small SUV with lots of character. It's also great fun to drive and has lots of ability.
With a good choice of engines delivering a balance of performance and economy, perhaps the pick of the crop for the Mini Countryman is the 1.6 litre diesel unit found in the Cooper D which helps deliver economy of 67mpg and the Mini's reputation for a fun characterful drive. The engines are mated to a choice of a very good six speed manual gearbox or a smooth changing six speed automatic. Of the petrol engines, the Cooper S offers best performance and fun levels. Economy for the range from 38 mpg to 66 mpg.
It's up against some stiff competition but the Mini Countryman offers a reasonable alternative in a keenly fought segment; it's undoubtedly a Mini and the interior is excellent. The handling is also very good with precise steering; the Mini’s agilities are retained in a car that is expected to do much more than the Mini Hatchback.
The driver’s position is also high so there is a good view of the road and there's lots of equipment on board to meet every need, though the options list is also very long and can add substantially to the cost. Standard equipment includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system and there's also a lot of safety kit.
The Mini Countryman is also a practical choice, the boot is 350 litres in size and with the rear seats folded flat this expands to 1,390 litres. The car is also available with a choice of two or three seats for the rear, the latter is probably best since it offers more practicality though the Countryman is not the roomiest of cars for those passengers in the back.
Essentially, the Mini Countryman is a sound choice from a carmaker that delivers excellent driving dynamics and a retro look and feel.
Why not have a look at the Countryman on the Mini UK company website and get the latest news about the Mini Countryman at The UK Mini Owners' club. You may also like to see what they're saying about it on the Top Gear website.
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