The Mini Countryman is a small, city-friendly SUV that’s available with four-wheel drive. It slots into the crossover category and rivals entry-level BMW X1s. It’s slightly pricier than some of its competitors but, if you want a small, eye-catching SUV, this makes a great choice.
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Mini Countryman exterior dimensions
Despite its namesake, the Mini Countryman isn’t a small car – standing 1,562mm tall, it’ll certainly be much easier to jump into and out of than its smaller siblings. However, the overall length is much shorter than Nissan’s Qashqai or even a Volkswagen Golf, making it a doddle to park.
|Width (excluding mirrors)||1,788mm|
Mini Countryman interior dimensions
Inside, the dashboard is just as unique and quirky as other Minis. The one noticeable difference is room – being an SUV, the roof is more bulbous than a hatchback. This results in excellent headroom front and rear meaning that you’ll be able to get five passengers in without too much fuss.
|Front headroom/rear headroom||1,016mm/965mm|
|Front shoulder room/rear shoulder roon||1,346mm/1,320mm|
Mini Countryman boot space
This is where the Countryman struggles against other crossovers – with the rear seats in place, boot space is only 350 litres. The Skoda Yeti manages 416 litres, while the Qashqai gets a capacious 430 litres. It’s worth remembering you’ll always be able to put the rear seats down for more room but, in terms of outright space, you’re paying for the Mini’s design over its practicality here.
|Rear seats up||350 litres|
|Rear seats down||1,170 litres|
Mini Countryman turning circle and fuel tank capacity
The Mini’s wheelbase allows an admirable turning circle of 11.6 metres. Renault’s similarly sized Captur,however, manages it in just 10.4 metres. That said, with fuel capacity at 47 litres, range is good on all models. The best will come from the diesel models that manage an average of 60mpg. With a full tank, this would mean you could drive over 750 miles without having to find a garage.
|Fuel tank capacity||47 litres|
|Turning circle||11.6 metres|
Mini Countryman weight
The Countryman is unsurprisingly a bit heavier than a Mini hatchback although it’s lighter than some in its class – the range-topping all-wheel drive model is only marginally heavier than the lightest Qashqai. If you are thinking of towing anything heavy, however, the Nissan would be a better bet.
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