If you love MINI Cooper's classic styling and aesthetic, yet long for a car with more cargo room and utility, the Countryman is the answer to your prayers. MINI introduced the five-door compact crossover in 2011, and it's still in its first generation.
A step up from the MINI Clubman, the Countryman is a true entry in the SUV class, with a longer wheelbase, more interior room, and a higher ground clearance than the three-door Clubman. It's also got the grit and power true enthusiasts look for in a small crossover. The MINI Countryman has won the Dakar Rally twice, and while you can't get a rally-spec in your local showroom, you can upgrade to the all-wheel drive Cooper S All 4 configuration to better navigate whatever off-road challenges you may encounter.