The MINI Countryman's priced at a premium, even though interior space is at a premium compared to some big domestic crossovers.
In that sense it's a lot like its cousin, the BMW X1, a compact rear- or all-wheel-drive ute new this year, with a turbo four or turbo six powerplant and a very, very small back seat.
The Range Rover Evoque's a titan compared to these two, even as a three-door, but its price tag of $43k or more is substantially stiffer, too.
More in the price ballpark with the MINI are the considerably less flavorful VW Tiguan and Acura RDX; turbo four or V-6, respectively, they're both relative wallflowers in terms of styling and content, though dynamically they work pretty well.
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