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MINI Countryman Review Rundown

MINIPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of MINI Countryman Cooper/One S/SE/D/SD Subcompact Crossover (2nd Gen, F60, 2020 Facelift)
Neoscore* 61%
  • Fastest petrol engine on the market
  • Decent range of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains
  • Pricier than alternatives

Summary

The latest Countryman features LED headlights, a new digital instrument panel, and a smartened-up infotainment system. Quality inside the Countryman remains impressive – as you'd expect for a car that demands a premium price for its size. The plug-in hybrid will make sense to many looking to reduce running costs or company car tax.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 37%
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
All the latest Countrymans – the petrols and diesels, as well as this PHEV – now have LED headlights, a new digital instrument panel and a smartened-up infotainment system. In electric-only mode it's not rapid but it'll mooch about town contentedly and climb steadily to over 70mph. Add the 1.5-litre triple into the mix and it's quite sprightly.
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Pros[**]
  • Fantastic electric-only range
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Smart infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The MINI Countryman is the biggest car for sale in the MINI line-up. It has used the retro appeal of the classic car to attract SUV buyers wanting an upmarket family car with some clever packaging. Launched in 2017 and lightly facelifted in 2020, the current Countryman now includes a plug-in hybrid variant.
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Pros[**]
  • Bigger and more practical than before
  • More fun to drive than ever
  • Decent fuel economy
Cons[**]
  • Pricier than alternatives
  • More expensive than alternatives

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The MINI Countryman PHEV has been around for three years and has just received a facelift. Customers had complained that the older model's ‘handlebar moustache’ grille made the car look a bit sad. The plug-in hybrid system retains its blend of 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor for a combined power output of 217bhp. The 10kWh battery gives an electric-only range of around 30 miles, which is replenished under braking.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent range of engines
  • Lots of fun to drive
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 52%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Countryman JCW has been updated to keep its appeal against rivals like the Volkswagen T-Roc and Audi Q2. The 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit produces 302bhp and 450Nm of torque. It sends that drive to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. While the design might be bursting with character, the same can't be said of the engine. In Sport mode the amplified sound drones, but even the engine's natural soundtrack isn't the most appealing noise.
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Pros[**]
  • Lots of fun to drive
  • Fantastic infotainment tech
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

carmagazine[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from Carmagazine have found the following[***]:
The Mini Countryman Cooper S E ALL4 PHEV is Mini's first petrol/electric coupling. 80 lithium-ion battery cells under the back seat, plus an 87bhp electric motor. Up to 122lb ft of torque can spin up the rear rubber. Mini reckons it's the perfect car if you want zero emissions guilt-free urban commuting during the week, and long-distance cruising.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful petrol engine
  • Punchier than rivals
  • Easy to drive
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The 2020 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman is an eye-grabber that doesn't resemble much else on the road. The steering wheel is chunky, and the gauge pod behind it is funky. Mini's in-car tech is mostly carried over from its more expensive BMW siblings to good, but not perfect.
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Pros[**]
  • Fantastic infotainment tech
  • Fun two-tone getup
  • Lots of fun to flick switchgear
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 60%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
New for 2021, the Mini Countryman Oxford Edition wraps those efforts in a compact SUV shell. The Oxford Edition rides on 18-inch wheels (the base model gets 17s), making the whole shebang look a little less entry-level than it is. The Countryman's shape also means there's ample interior space for adults across both rows.
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Pros[**]
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Lots of cargo space
  • Comfortable ride
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 57%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The Countryman competes with mainstream small crossovers like the Hyundai Kona and Subaru Crosstrek. In top-shelf Iconic trim, the Countryman's interior is one of its most appealing features. Despite being a Mini, there's miles of space in this vehicle's backseat, too.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable backseat
  • Lots of standard driver-assistance features
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Mini Countryman Cooper S E All4 Exclusive 2020 review. Autocar. 2020-09-22. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ MINI Countryman review. Autoexpress. 2020-10-23. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ New MINI Countryman PHEV 2020 review. Autoexpress. 2020-09-23. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ New MINI Countryman JCW 2021 review. Autoexpress. 2021-04-23. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  5. 5. ^ Mini Countryman Cooper S E All4 plug-in hybrid review: plug and play Mini. Carmagazine. 2020-05-06. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  6. 6. ^ 2020 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman review: Imperfect fun. Cnet. 2020-05-05. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  7. 7. ^ 2021 Mini Countryman Oxford Edition review: Value, but at what cost?. Cnet. 2021-04-08. Retrieved 2021-04-09.
  8. 8. ^ 2021 Mini Cooper S Countryman All4 review: Only fans. Cnet. 2021-07-14. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  9. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  10. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  11. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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