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Mini Countryman (2017-) review

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  • Compact/Small SUV
  • Available new
  • Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid
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The Mini Countryman entered its second generation in 2017. This medium-size crossover SUV is the largest car ever to wear a Mini badge. The Countryman is available with either front-wheel drive or 4x4, and can also be bought as a plug-in hybrid. Compared with rivals like such as the Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA, though, is it more style than substance? Read our full Mini Countryman review to find out.

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December 2021

First reviewed by Which?

September 2019

Released

February 2017

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