The British TV Show Fifth Gear and its host Vicki Butler-Henderson deliver a quite fun review of the new MINI Countryman, one would say, in a typical MINI way. The model tested is the MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 model boasting the most efficient power unit worldwide, the four-cylinder 1.6 liter with its 184 horsepower.
Mrs. Butler is being both critical and appreciative of the Countryman, praising the comfortable single seats in the back, along with its practicality and extended storage space.
The car is being taken off-road also and misses a 45 degree incline, mostly because being underpowered.
In the US, MINI Countryman’s base price starts at $25,250, excluding a $700 destination charge. A well-equipped Cooper S Countryman comes just under $30,000 mark.