- 2017 Mini Countryman First Drive Review
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2017 Mini Countryman First Drive Review
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It might share its name with the Mini Cooper Countryman that went on sale half a decade ago as the brand's first foray into the crossover world, but the model is all-new for —and there's more than meets the eye. We're more enamored with the Countryman than its pricier brother, however. The Mini brims with personality, is a hoot to drive, and costs a lot less to boot. We've given it a 7. Read more about how we rate cars. The Countryman is closely related to the Mini Cooper Clubman, too—but this model has a seating position nearly half an inch higher and a taller body.
We respect your privacy. All email addresses you provide will be used just for sending this story. A model from the Mini brand is unmistakable, no matter the guise, version, or body style. Mini offers the choice of a hp, 1. We opted for the latter in our awkwardly named Cooper S Countryman All4, which is Mini-speak for an all-wheel-drive version.
There was shock among some Mini fans when the brand launched a maxi-size vehicle called the Countryman six years ago. While the "big Mini" looked relatively enormous in European traffic, it managed to maintain an aura of cuteness in the United States, where the roads are dominated by massive pickup trucks and SUVs. Now a market success in the U. It needed to grow if only to stay ahead of the second generation of the Clubman, which eclipsed the first-gen Countryman in size. At In the U. The Cooper and Cooper S powertrains are familiar from elsewhere in the Mini lineup.
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The Mini Countryman is like a rowdy, rambunctious teenager who's grown up to become a pleasant young adult. The new Countryman is bigger and better mannered than the model it replaces and better groomed inside and out. The cheeky edge that's core to the Mini brand is still there, but it's less forced. The biggest, most versatile Mini in history, the Countryman feels more comfortable in its own skin. The new Countryman launches in the U. Both will be models. The new Countryman's
It was launched in and received a facelift in The second generation vehicle came out in It included ALL4 all-wheel drive and offroad wheels. The design of Mini's first five-door crossover echoed that of the Mini Crossover Concept. The production model was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.