2017 MINI Countryman

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$26,100–$31,100 MSRP range
(4.7) 7 reviews

Key Specs of the 2017 MINI Countryman

Countryman base trim shown

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

Our Take

The good

  • More spacious inside than previous model
  • Solid, upscale fit and finish
  • Sporty steering feel
  • Outstanding ride quality
  • Excellent visibility
  • Manual transmission available

The bad

  • Road noise on bad pavement
  • Base Cooper needs more power
  • No height-adjustable seat belts
  • Most electronic safety features optional
  • Multimedia controller placement
  • Buggy Apple media interface
2017 MINI Countryman exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 MINI Countryman

  • All-new, five-seat compact SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Two turbocharged engines
  • Three available transmissions
  • Longer and wider than previous version
  • Highly customizable
  • Plug-in hybrid coming mid-2017

2017 MINI Countryman Road Test

Aaron Bragman

The second-generation Mini Countryman has arrived, now built off an all-new platform with all-new engines, transmissions and all-wheel drive, as well (compare the 2016 and 2017 models here). It's bigger, more refined, more spacious and more powerful than ever, but now that the Countryman has a lot more premium competition, can it still command a premium price?

Despite sharing not a single body panel with the outgoing Countryman, the new one looks every bit a Mini. The front end has new taillights and the traditional Mini-style grille, while a taller greenhouse lets in more light compared with the old model and its higher beltline. The biggest change comes in back, where the previous Countryman's horizontal taillights have been reoriented and now look like larger versions of those seen on Mini's hatchback hardtop cars. The differences are subtle but make for a cleaner, less awkward design.

Less-mini Mini

What's not subtle is how the Countryman has grown over the outgoing model — more than 8 inches in length and more than an inch in width. That has led to a much bigger backseat area and class-leading headroom, but a seating position that's more than 5 inches higher than the comparably sized Mini Clubman four-door. As with the rest of the Mini lineup, customizable options are practically boundless, from color combinations and stripes to special theme packages. Mini hasn't lost its versatility in making a new model exactly how you want it.

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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Mini Cooper meets SUV in a GREAT way

by kblanchard from Georgia on November 22, 2017

I've been an SUV driver for a long time and a Mini Cooper driver for a few years now. This countryman is the best of both worlds wrapped up in one. Fun to drive, excellent performance, with all the ... Read full review

(4.0)

MINI OR NOT TO MINI

by Countryman from Amherst,NH on August 19, 2017

The largest Mini, an oxymoron. This one is the largest of the Mini line. This one has more options and more space than you think you need. You need the extra few inches. Read full review

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