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Mini Countryman

The Mini Countryman is a small, prestige SUV that is based on the Mini Cooper hatchback.

Originally introduced to the Australian market in 2011, the Mini Countryman rivals both other prestige suvs - such as the Audi Q3, BMW X1, BMW X2, Jaguar E-Pace, and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class – and high-end versions of the Volkswagen Tiguan, Hyundai Kona, Mazda CX-3, and Peugeot 3008.

Mini offers both efficient turbo-diesel, and punchy turbo-petrol engines for the Countryman; all of which are paired with an eight-speed torque converted automatic.

While most models get front-wheel drive, the top-of-the-range $71,013 Countryman John Cooper Works Signature gets all-wheel drive.

Prices for the Countryman start at $44,500 for the Countryman Cooper Classic.

 

Mini Countryman Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Mini Countryman varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $34,300 and going to $72,600 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $34,300 $72,600
2021 SUV 1.5L, PULP $44,500 $71,013
2020 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $34,300 $72,600
2019 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $31,800 $65,560
2018 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $27,500 $54,560
2017 SUV 1.6L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $20,900 $49,830
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Mini Countryman Colours

The Mini JCW Countryman colours are: Moonwalk Grey, Sage Green, Thunder Grey, Island Blue, Rebel Green, White Silver, Chilli Red, British Racing Green and Midnight Black.

  • Moonwalk Grey
  • Sage Green
  • Thunder Grey
  • Island Blue
  • Rebel Green
  • White Silver
  • Chilli Red
  • British Racing Green
  • Midnight Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Mini Countryman Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mini Countryman here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What is the towing capacity of a 2018 Mini Countryman?

    Towing capacities for hybrid vehicles has been a bit of an issue for Australian car buyers for a while now and remains one of the biggest hurdles to ownership of this type of technology. There’s also a fair bit of misinformation around, too, including the fact that hybrids can’t tow at all. That’s simply not true for some manufacturers, but in this case, it’s a fact.

    While Mini specifies a 1500kg towing limited (with a braked trailer) for its Countryman range, there are exceptions. In fact, Mini does not specify a towing limit for two variants of the Countryman; the sporty John Cooper Works version and, sadly, the plug-in hybrid variant. In fact, there’s not even a factory-option tow-bar listed for those variants, which is another way of saying they’re not designed for towing at all. You may need to look elsewhere.

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  • Which is the biggest Mini Cooper?

    In terms of physical size the five-door Mini Countryman is the largest vehicle in the current Mini fleet.

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  • 2014 Mini Countryman reliability

    You’re looking at a relatively new model so the reliability should be fine, and the maintenance costs should be ok if you use a specialist independent mechanic instead of a dealer.

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  • Countryman run flat tyres

    What he bought is in effect a used car, not a new one, so it might vary from the specifications of a new car. In this case it seems that for some reason the run-flat tyres have been switched for regular tyres. I might speculate that as it was a demo vehicle the salespeople demonstrating it might have wanted a softer ride to impress potential buyers than the ride it would have if it were on the run-flats. But that’s me being cynical. Your son should go back to the dealer personally and talk to them face-to-face about his issue and request that they either replace the damaged tyre and provide him with a spare, or fit run-flat tyres as he believes it would have had. The alternative is to carry a can of pump-up foam in the car, which would get him out of trouble in the case of a puncture.

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Mini Countryman Accessories

From nearly $72K, you’d expect the JCW Countryman Signature ALL4 to include the kitchen sink.

Happily, Mini obliges. You’ll find Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning and braking pre-conditioning, adaptive cruise control with full stop/go tech, adaptive dampers, speed-limit display, traffic-sign recognition tech, a rear camera, auto high beams, light-sensing headlights, rain-sensing wipers, a powered tailgate and front seats, digital instrumentation, wireless charging, wireless Apple CarPlay, digital radio, keyless entry/start, sat-nav, dual-zone climate control, sliding/reclining rear seats, auto parking with front and rear sensors and anthracite headlining.

Wearing the Signature label, there's also greater colour choices, adaptive suspension, "Leather Cross Punch Sports" seats, a head-up display, Harman Kardon HiFi Sound System with 12 speakers and 19-inch alloys on run-flat tyres. So, no spare wheel.

Mini Countryman Interior

Standing so tall and wide, it’s no shock to learn that the Countryman is for folks who need space, practicality and utility.

To that end, getting in and out is easy, there’s heaps of room up front, sufficient space for adults in the rear, a reasonably large cargo area, deep windows and fairly good vision all-round. The front seats envelope you in a secure and cosy way, ventilation is adequate, storage is thoughtfully provided and – once you learn the multimedia system – operating the vehicle is child’s play. All basics ticked.

The playful (some might say twee) elements of previous BMW-era Minis isn’t as pronounced in the F60, and with the LCI ushering in a 5.5-inch digital cluster, it’s even less cartoonish. Especially with the piano black inserts and anthracite trim. Much more grown up.

But don't fret, purists. The big circular central screen and toggle switches live on, though there’s some slick leather upholstery, brushed metal detailing and a real sense of solidity to up the quality ante.

Some of the graphics in the BMW iDrive-based multimedia system may seem somewhat convoluted, but there is a vast amount of functionality, with plenty of vehicle operations, trip data, map views and audio options to configure and personalise.

The back seat is better than we anticipated for comfort, support and adjustability, since the back 40:20:40 bench splits, folds and slides for added versatility. Beyond that, the 450-litre (VDA) bi-level boot layout makes for a deceptively big cargo area, and it’s all beautifully presented.

Downsides? Those upright windscreen pillars and bulky exterior mirrors do block vision in roundabouts; the sunroof’s blind doesn’t block out enough sun and heat on warm days, never mind hot ones; and while you can turn off the ambient colours at night, their garishness is a bit much and lingers on in the memory.

Mini Countryman Dimensions

The dimensions of the Mini Countryman SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 SUV 1557x1822x4297 mm 165 mm
2020 SUV 1557x1822x4299 mm 165 mm
2019 SUV 1557x1822x4299 mm 165 mm
2018 SUV 1557x1822x4299 mm 165 mm
2017 SUV 1561x1789x4097 mm 149 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mini Countryman Dimensions

Mini Countryman Boot Space

The Countryman's back seat features a 40:20:40 split that folds and slides for added versatility. The boot space is 450-litre (VDA) bi-level floor layout making for a deceptively big cargo area.

Mini Countryman Seats

The front seats are what Mini calls "Leather Cross Punch Sports" seats, envelope you in a secure and cosy way. They offer plenty of adjustment up front, with electric assistance for the recline and fore-aft settings.

The back bench's outboard seats are better than we anticipated for comfort, support and adjustability, since the back 40:20:40 bench splits, folds and slides for added versatility.

Mini Countryman Fuel Consumption

The Mini Countryman is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP, Hyb/ULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.3L/100km for SUV /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 SUV 6.3L/100km 1.5L PULP
2020 SUV 2.5L/100km 1.5L Hyb/ULP 6 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 6.3L/100km 1.5L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 2.5L/100km 1.5L Hyb/ULP 6 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 6L/100km 1.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 6L/100km 1.5L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 4.4L/100km 1.6L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2017 SUV 6.5L/100km 1.6L PULP 6 SP MAN
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Mini Countryman Towing Capacity

The Mini Countryman has maximum towing capacity of 1500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 SUV 1500kg 1500kg
2020 SUV 1500kg 1500kg
2019 SUV 1500kg 1500kg
2018 SUV 1500kg 1500kg
2017 SUV 750kg 1500kg
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Mini Countryman Speed

The Mini JCW Countryman is capable of hitting 100km/h from standstill in just 5.1 seconds, on the way to a 250km/h top speed.

Mini Countryman Wheel Size

The Mini Countryman has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x55 R17 9 for SUV in 2021 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 SUV 225x55 R17 9 225x55 R17 9
2020 SUV 225x50 R18 18x7.5 inches 225x50 R18 18x7.5 inches
2019 SUV 225x50 R18 18x7.5 inches 225x50 R18 18x7.5 inches
2018 SUV 225x50 R18 18x7.5 inches 225x50 R18 18x7.5 inches
2017 SUV 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mini Countryman Wheel Sizes