10 Newest Cars of 2011: #7
2011 Mini Countryman
Although the idea of designing a Mini crossover may seem as silly as ordering a diet soda with a double cheeseburger, we like the results. The Mini Countryman has the same razor-sharp driving dynamics and engine options as its smaller Cooper counterparts, but offers two extra doors, a higher ride height and a lot more passenger and cargo room. With the availability of all-wheel drive and a starting price tag of around $22,000, we think the big new Mini will do well in the land of super-sizing.