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Reviewed by John Voelcker
Senior Editor, The Car Connection
BASE INVOICE
$20,930
BASE MSRP
$22,750
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The mildly updated 2015 MINI Countryman is a versatile compact crossover, one of the smallest on the market, that maintains MINI's character and fun-to-drive spirit. Read more »
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The front fascia ditches the cutesy appeal of the current Cooper in favor of a more aggressive, bulgy stance. Yes, it's snarling at you.

Autoblog »

If Mini's first crossover -- the Countryman -- succeeds, it will be due more to its style and versatility than for the driving experience

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Is it a bit ugly? From some angles it seems odd, and its unprecedented size and ride height play havoc with your Mini preconceptions.

Top Gear »

The retro-looking dashboard, with its large central speedometer and toggle switches, will be familiar to anyone who has spent time in more recent Mini models.

Inside Line »

Like its predecessors, the Countryman is a two-box design with a happy face consisting of through-the-hood headlamp eyes and upper and lower grilles.

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$22,750 $35,350
MSRP $22,750
INVOICE $20,930
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FWD 4-Door
Gas Mileage N/A
Engine Premium Unleaded I-4, 1.6 L
EPA Class Compact Cars
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style Sport Utility
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The Basics:

The somewhat larger, rugged-themed 2015 MINI Cooper Countryman gets a variety of new styling, interior, and safety updates. However, it's not a completely redesigned vehicle like its smaller sibling, the MINI Cooper Hardtop hatchback.

The Countryman, the largest MINI model and the only one offering all-wheel drive, is one of the smallest utility vehicles on the market, offering more interior space and versatility than other MINI models in a vehicle that's not nearly as "mini" as the rest of the range.

For 2015, the Countryman gets a new grille, with the sportier Cooper S Countryman identifiable by additional chrome detailing. Most all-wheel-drive models get standard underbody guards, which can be added to the front-wheel-drive models too. Other updates include new 17-inch alloy wheel designs, LED fog lights, and accents in glossy piano black, along with a handful of new exterior colors.

Otherwise, the shape remains the same: a small, upright four-door-plus-tailgate utility vehicle that's identifiably a MINI--though side-by-side with smaller models in the lineup, you might be hard-pressed to point to similarities. The Countryman styling captures the overall MINI effect in a different form, but its lines ring true to the brand while making the vehicle's more practical uses apparent.

Inside, the 2015 Countryman makes chrome air-vent trim and anthracite-colored dials standard across the range. While the compact size limits interior volume, the load bay will hold at least as much as the trunk of standard sedan, and up to 42 cubic feet of cargo with the split folding rear seats folded down.

The most major tweak for the new model is the latest MINI Connected infotainment system, which not only integrates with smartphones but also offers internet-based services encompassing infotainment, communication, and driver experience. They're provided through a growing range of apps that run on the display screen in the center of the dash, and operated via a joystick in the center console.

The 2015 MINI Coooper Countryman retains the same range of powertrains as earlier years. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all three engines are variations on the same1.6-liter four-cylinders, both normally aspirated (at 121 horsepower) and turbocharged on the sportier Cooper S model (181 hp) and special John Cooper Works model (211 hp). A six-speed manual transmission is standard, with a six-speed automatic is available on all models. The MINI ALL4 all-wheel-drive system is optional. You'll get maximum value for money with the base Cooper ALL4, with the top-of-the-line John Cooper Works ALL4 the one for those craving maximum performance.

The MINI Countryman hasn't been tested for crash safety by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). But the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave its top rating of "Good" to last year's Countryman in the four categories tested, but has not rated it on the new and tougher small-overlap frontal crash test. Standard safety equipment for 2015 includes a tire-pressure sensor system, daytime running lights, and a parking-alert assistant.

As is true throughout the MINI line, the equipment and appearance combinations for the MINI Countryman are essentially endless. Well-configured in base form, but upgradeable to a number of high-tech and luxury features, there's a Countryman for almost anyone--but beware the bottom line if you have a heavy hand on the optional equipment list.

Likes:

  • MINI personality
  • Upgraded infotainment
  • Rear seat space
  • Limitless customization options
  • Improved connectivity

Dislikes:

  • Numb electric steering
  • Undistinguished rear styling
  • Chaotic dash, control layout
  • Automatic missing paddles
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