2nd Gen R60 Countryman ROAD TEST: 2015 Mini Countryman S All4

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    Shari Prymak
    Published Tuesday, May 12, 2015 4:30PM EDT

    Although mini crossovers are only now beginning to explode in popularity with new entries such as the Mazda CX-3, Fiat 500X, and Honda HR-V, Mini has long been riding this trendy segment with its not so mini Countryman. Even though, at its core, Mini is brand that has built its reputation on building small, fun to drive, cars, that hasn’t stopped them from building trendy family movers as well.

    For 2015, the Countryman line has been streamlined to offer only one engine and one driveline configuration. If you want a new Countryman, it’ll have to be one with a 1.6L turbocharged engine and Mini’s All4, all-wheel drive system. That should be fine for most, because the Countryman’s drivetrain performs very well. Power is more than ample, and the level of grip offered by the all-wheel drive system gives you the confidence to push it just that much harder through the bends. As far as crossovers go, this one definitely falls under the entertaining side of the spectrum. You can even spec it with a fun 6-speed manual gearbox.

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