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Performance

Despite its size the Countryman competes with its MINI siblings to prove agile and engaging on bendy roads. There are three diesel and three petrol engines to choose from with all size offering bags of fun and thrills. The highly rated Cooper S version comes with a 184bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine which achieves 0-62mph in 8.3 seconds. The higher spec JCW uses the same engine but tuned to produce 215bhp and recording 0-62mph in seven seconds flat. The ALL4 system splits power evenly between the axles with the ability to shift up to 100 per cent to the rear and is standard on the JCW models.

Running Costs

The greatest efficiency comes with the smaller 1.6 litre diesel engine gaining an average economy of 64.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 115g/km giving it exemption from road tax for the first year of ownership. This is achieved by the handy stop-start technology and well-spaced gear ratios. The larger Cooper CD returns 61.4mpg and retains low emissions of 122g/km while the Cooper S manages 39.8mpg and low emissions of 166g/km. The higher performance of the ALL4 4x4 system comes at a price with an economy of 39.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 167g/km.

Equipment

Generously equipped even at entry level, the Countryman provides comfort, safety and style across the board. The Mini One comes with ESP traction control, six airbags, alarm, air conditioning, electric windows front and rear plus electric door mirrors, rear parking sensors, CD stereo, MP3 connection and Bluetooth. The Cooper model adds alloys, automatic air conditioning, sports seats and MINI’s Connected system which links the driver’s iPhone to the sound system. The top of the range Cooper S trim gets hands-free phone preparation and Chrome Line interior, while at the top of the range, the JCW version brings a deeper front spoiler, unique alloys, red-painted brake calipers and 10mm lowered suspension.