Mini Countryman information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the least miniature Mini. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Countryman car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.
Love it or loathe it, there’s no doubting there’s a business case for it. Mini’s blobby soft roader comes in two- and four-wheel drive versions. For more information on the Mini Countryman, click on our further stories on the links below.
60sec road test
It might look like a practical family car but the Countryman’s not as capacious as you might imagine. The boot’s actually quite titchy, the rear seats don’t fold completely flat and tight shoulder room means passengers in the back will find themselves getting to know each other quite well. A quick steering rack makes it feel relatively nimble on the road and the continued strength of the Mini brand means the Countryman hangs on to plenty of its value on the second-hand market. Ultimately it’s a fashion over function kind of car, but there’s no doubting its popularity.
The one we’d buy
Cooper SD 2wd
The one we’d avoid like the plague
You don’t really need four-wheel drive in Chelsea
Rivals to consider
Audi Q3, Mercedes GLA, Nissan Juke, Renault Captur
Relatively practical, fair efficiency, reasonably fun to drive
Not cheap, could do with more poke, flawed interior design, five-door hatch more likeable