Although the Countryman -- the biggest Mini yet -- is designed to compete with compact premium SUVs, it still embodies Mini's trademark character. That uniqueness extends beyond the car's physical shape to the brand's cheerful, irreverent demeanor as well as the fun-to-drive nature of the car. The uplevel 189-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder suits the Countryman well.
Mini Cooper Countryman Road Test

Best Version to Get

We would go with a Cooper S All4.  Due to the size and weight of the Countryman, we don't think that the three-cylinder version will be as satisfying to drive as the Cooper S, with its more-powerful four-cylinder engine. We also recommend getting the power driver's seat.
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