The Mini Countryman is a practical car that is great fun to drive. It also has lots of space on board and impressively frugal engines.
There's a good range of petrol and diesel engines available, some of which are turbocharged while the others are normally aspirated. There's also a very responsive John Cooper Works flagship model that has an output of 250 bhp for those who want speed and performance. Opt for the 1.6 litre petrol engine and owners will find an engine with 187 bhp while the 1.6 litre diesel engine offers a nice balance between performance and power. There's also a very good 2.0 litre SD available which will deliver more than 61 mpg and take less than 10 seconds to reach 62 mph from standstill. Economy figures for the Mini Countryman range from 42 mpg to a more impressive 68 mpg.
One of the big attractions for the Mini is for its excellent driving dynamics and though the Mini Countryman is a larger and slightly higher car than its siblings, the fun factor is still there. The car delivers good grip and it's particularly impressive on winding country roads, for instance. There's also the option of Mini's All4 all-wheel drive system which provides more grip and delivers confidence for when cornering or when road surfaces are slippery.
The driver has a good view of the road ahead thanks to the raised suspension and the car is comfortable for long journeys with precise steering and decent agility and power when needed - though the turbocharged engines are better performers. Also, this Mini has more space on board so it's more comfortable for adults, particularly in the rear seats, and the boot is much larger as well. In the cabin, there's no doubt this is a mini with all of its trademark signatures including a large central speedometer and space for mobile phones, sunglasses and cups in the centre rail.
There's a good list of standard equipment on the Mini Countryman too including rear parking sensors, stop-start and air conditioning. As with all Minis, there's a long list of personalisation options including styling packs, alloy wheels, colours, accessories and graphics.
Essentially, the Mini Countryman is for those who love the image and the style of the Mini Hatchback but want more practicality and space - the Countryman delivers these plus a fun driving experience.
Why not have a look at the Countryman on the official 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 the Mini Countryman on the Top Gear website.
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