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Is the MINI Countryman SUV a good car?

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"The compact crossover and SUV sector is one of the most competitive and fast-moving areas of the market and Mini’s popular Countryman has come in for a spruce-up and mid-life update. The changes are modest but encompass new styling, fresh trim options and minor updates to the engines. The plug-in hybrid option is of particular interest and is among the sportier of its type to drive."

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Running costs for a MINI Countryman

3/5

The Mini badge is desirable – indeed, you voted it your ’most loved brand’ in the 2020 Auto Trader New Car Awards – and you’d expect it to carry a premium but the Countryman is priced competitively against rivals like the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA and Volvo XC40. That popularity will also score well for resale value and, by extension, monthly finance costs. Like all of these cars the Countryman is also available as a plug-in hybrid and here the Mini looks keenly priced, at least by the bottom line figure. This updated version has improved electric-only range and reduced CO2 figures, which will help you save on fuel costs (assuming you plug it in to charge the battery) and VED, or ‘road tax’ as it’s known. Company drivers will especially love the hybrid, its higher purchase cost more than offset by the huge savings in Benefit In Kind it brings. Private buyers may wish to think more carefully, given the hybrid can cost as much as £8,000 more than a petrol-only Countryman of the same trim level. You may claw some of that back if you can stick to short journeys on electric power but for longer journeys the hybrid isn’t as efficient as the figures might suggest.

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Reliability of a MINI Countryman

3/5

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Mini just scrapes into the manufacturers’ top 10 according to the respected JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study, which is ahead of Volvo, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. The fact BMW languishes at the bottom of the table might give you pause for thought, given the fact Mini is owned by the German brand and the Countryman shares many of its parts with cars like the X1. Like all Mini Models, the Countryman comes with a three-year unlimited-mileage warranty, which isn’t as good as the five years you get from rival products from Toyota, Hyundai or Renault.

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Safety for a MINI Countryman

2/5

You get six airbags, two Isofix child seat mounts in the back (a third up front is a cost option), tyre pressure warning system and automatic emergency braking that kicks in if you don’t respond to a hazard in your path. An optional pack adds radar monitored active cruise control and improved hazard detection system. Rear parking sensors are also standard. The blind spot warnings, lane keeping assistance features and rear cross traffic alert systems (useful in busy supermarket car parks) found on most rivals are notable by their absence, though, and it’s disappointing Mini didn’t take the opportunity of this mid-life update to add them.

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How comfortable is the MINI Countryman

3/5

The retro theme of Mini interiors is popular with owners, the big circular display in the middle of the dash and rank of toggle switches beneath it all adding to the character. It feels well made, too, though some people may prefer the cool modernism of cars like the Peugeot 3008 or ‘big car’ premium feel of a BMW X1 or Mercedes-Benz GLA. The Countryman is Mini’s biggest model and, by extension, the most practical. The driving position is good, with plenty of adjustment, and the rear seat can split and fold 40:20:40 or in any combination thereof for maximum flexibility. The rear seat backs also adjust for angle, meaning you can free up a bit more boot space if required. Even in the regular configuration there is a decent amount of luggage space, though the hybrid loses a little carrying capacity compared with the regular versions. An optional ‘Activity Pack’ adds sliding rear seats, power tailgate and a ‘picnic bench’ for the rear sill. Mini likes to portray a sporty image and that translates to the driving experience, meaning the ride is pretty firm and the steering surprisingly heavy. This is good for response, means it zips round corners with the character of the much smaller Mini Hatch and reacts positively to the driver’s inputs, making it more fun to drive than many of its rivals. Around town, though, the suspension feels pretty jittery, especially over potholes and speed bumps. The steering effort at parking speeds will also be a negative for many drivers.

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Features of the MINI Countryman

4/5

In the jargon of its BMW parent brand, you may hear this update described as a ‘Life Cycle Impulse’ or LCI in classifieds listings, this bringing with it the usual visual tweaks to freshen up the looks. These include new bumpers front and rear with more body-coloured trim, a revised grille, new wheel designs, optional black trim package and funky Union Flag rear lights like those seen on the Mini Hatch. On the inside the instruments have been replaced with a digital screen, which helps modernise the cabin. There’s no escaping, however, that this is a fast-moving sector and the fiddly interface with the infotainment, the number of tiny buttons and the general ergonomics feel a little outdated compared with more up to date rivals.Standard equipment is decent, though, with all models getting the Navigation Pack via an 8.8-inch central display. A built-in SIM card means this is a fully connected system you can pair with your phone to send routes to the car and benefit from other online services. Bluetooth, DAB and CarPlay are also included. New LED headlights are also standard across the range. Beyond the base trim there are two further steps with increasing levels of luxury and equipment, plus the standalone John Cooper Works model with its own package of sporty upgrades. In the traditional Mini style the scope for personalisation in terms of colours, contrast roof shades, stripes and trim is huge, a selection of bundled ‘packs’ offering further upgrades. Suffice to say, it’s easy to bump up the price if you get in too deep on the options list.

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Power for a MINI Countryman

4/5

You’re not short of choice when it comes to how fast you want your Countryman to go or how you want to fuel it. Petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid options cover all bases while the John Cooper Works version has over 300 horsepower and is a proper hot hatch chaser. All the engines have been updated with the latest emissions control technology to meet stringent new standards, along with other detail improvements. JCW aside there are two petrol options – a 136 horsepower three-cylinder and a 178 horsepower four-cylinder – and a single diesel. The basic petrol is nippy enough but if you’re regularly carrying a lot of passengers or doing longer journeys the more powerful models may be worth considering. A manual gearbox is standard on front-wheel drive models, which you can upgrade to a seven-speed automatic for additional cost. More powerful versions with the ‘ALL4’ all-wheel drive system come with an automatic gearbox as standard, as do the JCW and hybrid versions.We drove the updated version of the hybrid, which combines a petrol engine powering the front wheels and an electric motor driving the rear. They can work independently or together, switching between the various modes so seamlessly you likely won’t notice much of the time. The electric-only mode is impressively brisk around town, meaning you don’t have to nanny the accelerator for fear of waking the petrol engine like you do on some rivals. It also preserves its range effectively through regeneration when slowing down. On the open road and using both power sources the hybrid is faster than its 220 horsepower would suggest and much more fun to drive than most crossovers or SUVs, which is in keeping with Mini’s cheeky image.

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  • Standard equipment

    Expect the following equipment on your MINI Countryman SUV. This may vary between trim levels.

      • 12V Socket in Centre Console
      • 6 Speakers System
      • Bluetooth for Compatible Mobile Phone - with Audio Streaming
      • FM Tuner and DAB Digital Radio
      • MINI E-Call
      • MINI TeleServices
      • 16in Alloy Wheels - Revolite
      • Electric Windows
      • Exhaust Tailpipe - Left with Chrome Finisher
      • Fuel Filler Cap in Body Colour
      • Heated Rear Window
      • Heated Windscreen Washer Jets
      • Locking Wheel Bolts
      • Mirror Caps in Body Colour
      • Model Logo
      • Model Logo on Tailgate
      • Radiator Grille
      • Roof Rails - Silver
      • Roof in Body Colour
      • Side Scuttle Panels with Integrated Indicators
      • Sun-Heat Protection Glass
      • White Direction Indicators Lights
      • 3 Point Seatbelts on all Seats
      • Airbags
      • Alarm System
      • Anti-Lock Braking System - ABS
      • Auto Drive Away Locking
      • Dead-Locking Function
      • Dynamic Brake Lights
      • Dynamic Stability Control - DSC
      • Electronic Handbrake
      • Electronic Vehicle Immobiliser
      • Rear ISOFIX
      • Rear Window Wiper
      • 4 Lashing Eyes in Luggage Compartment
      • Chrome Highlights
      • Colour Line - Carbon Black
      • Cupholders
      • Door Sill Strips
      • Door Storage Compartments
      • Floor Mats
      • Folding Rear Seats 40-20-40
      • Glove Compartment
      • Headliner
      • Instrument Cluster
      • Interior Lighting
      • Interior Trim - Hazy Grey
      • LED Reading Lights - Vanity Mirror Lights - Front Footwell Lights - Spotlights on Front Seats
      • Leather Gearshift Lever and Handbrake Gaiters
      • Mechanical Seat Adjustment
      • Multifunction Controls for Steering Wheel
      • Passenger Seat Height Adjustment
      • Premium Pack
      • Rear Fog Light
      • Split Rear Doors
      • Sport Leather Steering Wheel
      • Start-Stop Toggle including Keyless Go
      • Steering Column Height and Length Adjustment
      • Sun Visor with Vanity Mirrors
      • Tool Kit
      • Two-Tone Horn
      • Cruise Control with Brake Function
      • English Handbook
      • On-Board Computer
      • Performance Control
      • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
      • Daytime Driving Lights
      • Front Fog Lights - LED
      • LED Headlights
      • Rain Sensor and Automatic Headlight Activation
      • Electro-Mechanical Steering with Speed Dependant Steering Assistance

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    Your questions answered

    FAQs

    Is the MINI Cooper Countryman a reliable car? ›

    Mini Cooper Countryman Reliability Rating Breakdown. The Mini Cooper Countryman Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 19th out of 21 for subcompact cars. The average annual repair cost is $880 which means it has higher than average ownership costs.

    Is the MINI Countryman being discontinued? ›

    MINI's Countryman will be renewed for a third-generation with the option of all-electric power. The Countryman is MINI's second best-selling car, so it's no surprise the British firm is working on an all-new model.

    What is the difference between a MINI Countryman and a Countryman S? ›

    What's the Difference? The Cooper S Countryman has a different turbo engine than the regular Countryman. The four-cylinder TwinPower system generates 180 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. A 7-speed Sport automatic is a special double-clutch transmission.

    What is the difference between and MINI Cooper 4 door and Countryman? ›

    One of the biggest differences between the 2020 MINI Countryman and the 2020 MINI Hardtop Four-Door is space. The Countryman is a bigger vehicle than the Hardtop Four-Door. While they both seat five passengers, the Countryman has more space in general.

    Which is better Countryman or Clubman? ›

    While both MINI models comfortably seat five passengers, the Countryman offers a little more cargo space. Plus, its higher roofline also provides passengers with more headspace. The Clubman also features standard heated front seats. The Piano Black interior finish is standard for the 2021 Countryman.

    Do MINI Countryman hold their value? ›

    MINIs are notably well-made and reliable so retain value well. On top of that, they're a sought-after model and so are always in high-demand - again bumping up value.

    Will there be a 2022 Mini Countryman? ›

    For 2022, the Countryman receives minor changes. All models now come standard with LED headlights, lane-departure warning, and a complimentary 12-month subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio.

    Does the Mini Countryman have a BMW engine? ›

    Mini Countryman Review--BMW X1 ALTERNATIVE - YouTube

    Where is the MINI Countryman made? ›

    Production of the next generation MINI Countryman will be launched in 2023 and the car will be built at the BMW Group Plant Leipzig, making it the first MINI Made in Germany.

    Is a Countryman higher than a Cooper? ›

    The Cooper is smaller than the Countryman

    Although the Countryman and the Cooper look similar at first glance, both lengthwise and in height, the Countryman is somewhat taller than the Cooper and is also the largest option in the Mini lineup.

    How big is the MINI Countryman compared to a MINI Cooper? ›

    MINI Countryman vs MINI Cooper - Car Comparison
    2022 MINI Countryman Cooper Oxford 4dr Wagon (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 7AM)
    Overall Width without MirrorsOverall Width without Mirrors 71.7 in.
    HeightHeight 61.3 in.
    LengthLength 169.7 in.
    WheelbaseWheelbase 105.1 in.
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    Is a MINI Cooper Countryman bigger than a MINI Cooper? ›

    The MINI Countryman, being an SAV and slightly larger, also has a little more cargo space than the MINI Cooper. The Cooper will give you a maximum of 40.7 cu.

    Which is bigger Clubman or Countryman? ›

    Dimensions. The two models share similar dimensions, but taller drivers may favor the added height of the Countryman. Though they both seat five, the Countryman has nearly five inches of added height. However, the Clubman has the very slight edge when it comes to cargo space.

    Is MINI Countryman an SUV? ›

    The Countryman might be the largest MINI but it's still a small SUV, and rivals include the Audi Q2 and BMW X1. You could also consider it alongside more mainstream models such as the Nissan Qashqai - and there's also a plug-in hybrid version that rivals the Ford Kuga PHEV, Toyota C-HR and Kia Niro.

    How much bigger is the new Countryman? ›

    The side profile of the new Countryman will appear much the same as the current car, with plastic body cladding to give off a more rugged aesthetic. However, looking closer, the new car will grow to nearly 4.5 metres in length, compared to the current car's 4.3 metres.

    Is a MINI Countryman big enough for a family? ›

    Is the MINI Countryman a good car? The Mini Countryman is the sort of family car for those who need a practical family car but still want it to be fun to drive and look out of the ordinary. Bear in mind, though, that 'practical' also means 'big', so it's less of a Mini and more of a Maxi.

    Which is the most popular mini? ›

    The MINI 3-Door Hatch is the most popular JCW model in the range and comes with a 4-cylinder, Twin Turbo petrol engine that produces a whopping 231bhp. MINI also offer the Convertible, Clubman and Countryman with the John Cooper Works package.

    Which Mini has the most room? ›

    GENEROUS CARGO SPACE

    One of our most spacious models, the MINI Clubman boasts a staggering 47.9 cubic feet of boot space with the rear seats folded down. And even our smaller models have adjustable seats and floor panels to accommodate the entire family's luggage.

    What kind of person drives a Mini Cooper? ›

    Mini cooper – Proud, organised, mindful

    Whether you have a classic model from the 1960s or a modern version of the retro ride, those who drive a Mini are extremely proud. Not only are they proud of their car, but they are also proud of their achievements in life and are likely to have high levels of confidence.

    Which MINI holds its value the best? ›

    The 2016 is our top pick for the best model year value for the MINI vehicles. With the 2016, you would only pay, on average, 59% of the price as new, with 50% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2017 and 2020 model years are also attractive years for the MINI models, and provide a relatively good value.

    What car brand loses the most value? ›

    Vehicles that Depreciate the Most
    Top 10 Vehicles With the Highest Depreciation – iSeeCars Study
    RankVehicleAverage 5-Year Depreciation
    1Nissan LEAF65.1%
    2BMW i363.1%
    3BMW 7 Series61.5%
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    How much does a new Countryman cost? ›

    $29,950

    Is the 2022 Mini Countryman all wheel drive? ›

    Base and S versions come standard with front-wheel drive and offer all-wheel drive as an option. John Cooper Works and SE versions are only available with all-wheel drive.

    How many miles to the gallon does a Mini Countryman do? ›

    Fuel economy
    Petrol engines32.1 - 44.8 mpg
    Diesel engines47.1 - 57.6 mpg
    Plug-in hybrid petrol engines141.2 - 156.9 mpg
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    Which engine is the best for a MINI Countryman? ›

    At the pinnacle of the Countryman range in terms of performance is the John Cooper Works ALL4. Powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol, it produces 306hp and 450Nm of torque, driven through all four wheels and an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard.

    What does R60 mean on a MINI Countryman? ›

    – R56: One/MC/MCS Coupe. – R57: One/MC/MCS Convt. – R60: MINI SUV.

    Is a MINI Countryman a 4x4? ›

    Mini Countryman Cooper S SUV has five doors, new 181bhp engine, optional 4WD.

    Where is the 2023 MINI Countryman made? ›

    The BMW Group Plant Leipzig (Germany) will be the mother plant of both the next-gen MINI Countryman and the first-ever MINI Countryman electric, with the production of the new generation cars beginning in 2023. The Countryman is the second highest-selling MINI model worldwide, with 82,363 units sold in 2021.

    What engine is in a MINI Countryman? ›

    The MINI Countryman Cooper S Classic comes with a 192hp 2.0-litre petrol engine.

    Are MINI Countryman made in UK? ›

    The MINI is built to meet stringent BMW Group quality standards at the BMW Group plant in Oxford, England. With partner plants in the Netherlands and Austria, where the MINI Convertible and MINI Countryman are being built.

    How many miles can a Mini Countryman last? ›

    Mini Coopers have been known to last anywhere from 150,000 to 250,000 miles. But, this all depends on how the vehicle was cared for by its previous owner.

    Does the Mini Countryman have a BMW engine? ›

    Mini Countryman Review--BMW X1 ALTERNATIVE - YouTube

    What are the common problems with Mini Coopers? ›

    Across all models, the most common Mini Cooper problems include automatic transmission failure, water pump leaks, clutch failure, and power steering pump failure. Made by BMW, the Mini Cooper is known for its sporty, unique look, and for being a fun, versatile subcompact vehicle.

    What should I look for in a Mini Countryman? ›

    Advice for buyers

    There are a few build quality issues to be aware of with the Mini Countryman – for example, the faux chrome – which is actually just a silver finish on plastic – can peel, and alloy wheels can show corrosion in the form of bubbling. Keep an eye out for these as you look around the bodywork.

    Is a MINI Countryman big enough for a family? ›

    Is the MINI Countryman a good car? The Mini Countryman is the sort of family car for those who need a practical family car but still want it to be fun to drive and look out of the ordinary. Bear in mind, though, that 'practical' also means 'big', so it's less of a Mini and more of a Maxi.

    Which year MINI is most reliable? ›

    The best Mini Cooper models ever made are from 2013 onwards simply because they have the fewest reported problems, the best reviews and the most up-to-date tech. The worst Mini Cooper models are those that were manufactured between 2002 and 2012, excluding the 2008 model year.

    How often should a MINI Countryman be serviced? ›

    A full service for a MINI might be scheduled every 12 months if you use your vehicle a lot and record relatively high mileage, or around every 10-12,000 miles.

    Which engine is the best for a MINI Countryman? ›

    At the pinnacle of the Countryman range in terms of performance is the John Cooper Works ALL4. Powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol, it produces 306hp and 450Nm of torque, driven through all four wheels and an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard.

    Where is the MINI Countryman built? ›

    Production of the next generation MINI Countryman will be launched in 2023 and the car will be built at the BMW Group Plant Leipzig, making it the first MINI Made in Germany.

    What does R60 mean on a MINI Countryman? ›

    – R56: One/MC/MCS Coupe. – R57: One/MC/MCS Convt. – R60: MINI SUV.

    What's the best second hand MINI to buy? ›

    In short, if you want a reliable used first-gen Mini Cooper, the 2006 MY is your best bet. For second-gen Mini Coopers, the reliability question is a bit more complicated. CarComplaints found that 2007-2009 models were less problematic than the later ones, except for the Clubman and Countryman.

    What kind of person drives a Mini Cooper? ›

    Mini cooper – Proud, organised, mindful

    Whether you have a classic model from the 1960s or a modern version of the retro ride, those who drive a Mini are extremely proud. Not only are they proud of their car, but they are also proud of their achievements in life and are likely to have high levels of confidence.

    Are MINIs expensive to maintain UK? ›

    Mini aren't the most expensive brand, nor are they the most affordable, which means that their repair costs are about right. New parts aren't going to cost a fortune or be difficult to source, but they might not be readily available or slightly more expensive than parts for a more affordable car.

    Are MINI Countrymans reliable UK? ›

    The Mini Countryman has received consistently good reviews from the UK motoring media, although the plug-in hybrid tends to score better. On the other hand, the high-performance John Cooper Works model is not as well rated as the lower-order models. In a 2020 What Car?

    Is MINI Countryman comfortable? ›

    The wheel adjusts for distance and angle, and is, if you can find a bit of it not littered with switchgear to hold, also a well-sized, comfortable fit. Not all drivers will find it easy to get comfortable quickly, though – as we found out with our long term MINI Countryman.

    Is MINI Countryman bigger than Clubman? ›

    The Countryman is taller than the Clubman, but they are nearly the same length. Both share design traits and a familial connection to the two-door Cooper Hardtop, but their larger size means they each have a lot more cargo and passenger space.

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