The Mini Countryman has few rivals thanks to its outre style and personality.
We imagine many buyers will consider its looks first, before looking at its running gear.
The Jeep Renegade is quirky too, but maybe not in the same way.
The Jeep has off-road chops that the Mini doesn’t, but not the same level of refinement.
The Fiat 500X is related to the Jeep, and has a similar all-wheel drive system, but isn’t as kitsch.
The BMW X1 is related to the Countryman, but is automatic only and we’re not as jazzed with its interior.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA class is a half-size smaller, but its turbo-4 is more than competent.
The Buick Encore has a more urban mission, but its powertrains are somewhat taxed.
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