2013 MINI Countryman review | Expert and user reviews | carwow.co.uk

13 Oct 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on 2013 MINI Countryman review | Expert and user reviews | carwow.co.uk

The five-seat, bodyshell will appeal to who need a practical car that is fun to and fashionable – and the Countryman should their needs rather

Interior

It’s standard fare inside the Countryman, means that it’s and beautifully executed, even if one did find the buttons and controls and another called it “insanely

The driving position is lofty but and there is a decent amount of for three kids in the back – and three adults if they’re and good friends. The boot is big for most people’s needs

The Countryman is available with 2, or 3, seats in the back. We’d going for the 3 seater option as it the car more practical and should the car worth slightly more it comes to selling it.

Driving

Testers say that the is fairly comfortable, but the biggest when driving is wind and noise, which are quite

The sharp steering is at odds the stilt-like stance according to but it’s a competent performer that loses out a bit thanks to raised suspension. The sportier have come in for some with journalists saying the suspension can be “fussy”.

Engines

are a range of petrol and diesel available in the Countryman, be careful you pick though. The general is that the petrol engines are revving but do need to be “stoked action” and lack pull low The Cooper S is fairly fast and and the basic One is very economical, a bit underpowered for such a heavy

The diesel engines have a of torque – except the ‘One D’ that everyone suggests be avoided – and are economical and fun to drive. However they are all noisy. One said that the MINI is “a stunningly entertaining, non-diesely car that inexplicably with what ought to be power calmly through its wheels and on its dinky chassis.”

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for money

Well, the MINI is compared to its rivals, but it’s a drive that will wistful glances from The residual values should be good too, which help to ease the pain the time comes to sell. avoid the extensive, and expensive, list!

Worth noting

The optional drive option, called will help to keep you when the going gets but it blunts performance a little and a bit more fuel. The ALL4 is front-wheel drive mode on dry and can switch power to the rear if it becomes necessary, with 100 per of the power going to either end if It’s a clever system and well, though doesn’t cheap.

Don’t think the four-wheel drive and chunky mean that the MINI can a proper off-roader, because it although some critics pleasantly surprised at how competent it was in the

You may also want to consider the Paceman. It has two less doors, is a size and is more sporty.

The Countryman fills a niche in the range for a practical, five-seater, hatchback and is, according to most, of “panache” and “another winner for Compared to many rivals it expensive, but remember that it likely depreciate less, and few the same desirability.

Key Details

range: £16,615 – MPG: 35 – 64 Safety (NCAP): Date released: Replacement due: Not for many Model history: There been any significant updates so far to go for: The Cooper S is fun, running costs are relatively Engine to avoid: The One D is noisy, compared to the petrol One and very Options to go for: The big panoramic Options to avoid: The ALL4 system), unless you actually go Other variants: If you don’t have two less doors, check out the MINI Paceman. also the smaller MINI Engine naming: Engines in ‘D’ are diesel Read Countryman reviews

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