About MINI Countryman
Dubbed the "big" Mini, the 2015 Mini Cooper Countryman is the burliest vehicle in the British brand's lineup. Of course, relativity rules here: The Countryman is still compact when measured against other cars. In addition to its practical 5-passenger layout and larger cargo capacity, the Countryman is the most adept Mini for tackling a variety of roads and weather conditions thanks to its higher ground clearance and available all-wheel drive (AWD). While this is the beefiest of the Minis, the Countryman retains the brand's retro-cool styling, eccentric attitude and nimble handling. Newer rivals such as the Fiat 500X and Mazda CX-3 pose a challenge to the Countryman's cute-ute status, but for buyers seeking the Mini experience in a larger, more rugged package, the Countryman fits the bill.