2017 Mini Cooper Countryman Review: The Biggest, Practical Mini

Following after a trend of making some of the smallest and cheekiest vehicles, a Mini that allegedly towers over traffic and does the parking for you has recently been revealed. The company, which is now being owned by BMW, currently offers five full-sized seats as compared to its previous vehicles. The 2017 Mini Cooper S Countryman features reasonably roomy rear seats, good cargo capacity, and a comfortable yet engaging driving experience, one that could most likely persuade other people away from the likes of a Mazda CX-5 or Volkswagen Tiguan, and into a premium brand.

A Review On The 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman

According to Road Show, the 2017 Mini Cooper and Cooper S Countryman has debuted at last year's Los Angeles auto show, which has reportedly shown a new generation of this model that has been designed to compete with the likes of its premium compact crossovers such as the Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. However, despite the enlarged size, the new Countryman increasing in size to a length of 14 feet 2 inches still comes in shorter than those competitors. Speaking of its size, masses of legroom in the back have now been made possible which has been partly credited to the car's much-increased wheelbase and the bench seating, which has the ability to be slided backwards and forwards.

As per Drive, the new Countryman has also been loaded with a standard safety pack that includes autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning and active cruise control systems that comes with a semi-autonomous stop-start traffic mode.That said, considering the fact that a manual and an all-wheel-drive options doesn't have to be complicated at all, it was found that the new Countryman is now fully-equipped with a conventional six-speed auto transmission and all but the top-of-the-range Cooper SD drive the front wheels. Priced from $39,900 plus on-road costs, the new entry-level Countryman Cooper is $3400 which will be launched in the UK on 24th June 2017.

Over-all Functionality

The new Countryman's Mini Connected app makes for easy navigation programming which apparently delivers crossover functionality in a compact size, useful for the daily commute, nights out on the town, road trips and shopping runs. However, as a premium segment car, it can get pricey but all because of its options. Ultimately, although it lacks a few electronic conveniences being widely adopted in the industry, it's truly refreshing to see that the new version has managed to keep its brand values intact while moving into new venture which is a great implication that the company is moving forward with its innovations.


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