Used MINI Countryman (2010 - 2017) Equipment

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 06 Oct 2015
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The MINI Countryman is a new entrant to the lucrative crossover market. When rival Nissan launched its Qashqai crossover the strange name masked the genius behind its conception.

5 out of 5

Equipment

MINI Countryman trims

As is the case with all the different models MINI Countryman equipment levels vary depending on which trim level you choose. The Countryman starts with the One and then progresses through Cooper and on to Cooper S models. Each offers something distinct from the others and there is also the choice of six-speed manual or automatic gearboxes.

With the Countryman fulfilling an SUV role in the MINI line-up, it can also be ordered with four-wheel drive in place of front-wheel drive, though only the Cooper S and diesel-powered models can be had with either – the One and Cooper models stick with front-drive as their only option.

Standard equipment

The MINI One is quite generous in its standard equipment and fixtures for a MINI model. It comes with ESP traction control, six airbags and an alarm, as well as air conditioning, electric windows front and rear, electric door mirrors, rear parking sensors, CD stereo, MP3 connection and Bluetooth.

With all of this equipment, it does seem strange that MINI doesn’t include alloy wheels as part of the One’s kit list. To get alloys, you need to move to the Cooper model that also adds automatic air conditioning, sports seats and MINI’s Connected system that links the driver’s iPhone to the car’s sound system so you can listen to music and use the internet via the car.

The Cooper S models gets hands-free phone preparation and the Chrome Line interior that adds splashes of chrome trim to the instruments, air vent surrounds and gear lever surround to brighten up the cabin. The John Cooper Works version of the Countryman has a deeper front spoiler, unique alloy wheels, red-painted brake calipers and 10mm lowered suspension.

Special editions

In 2015 the Cooper D ALL4 Business model was introduced, which added sat nav, cruise control, parking sensors, and automatic headlights and wipers, and the Park Lane edition which majored on British style. This luxurious trim level added a two tone paint job and silver enhancements inside and out.

MINI Countryman accessories

There’s almost no end to the amount of equipment you can add to a MINI Countryman, so it’s just the same as any other MINI model in this respect. Aside from the variety of paint colours and metallic paint, there are graphics that can set your car apart, as well as different finishes for the roof and door mirrors. Inside, sports seats can be added to the One, while leather upholstery is an option.

MINI also offers the option of the Sport button, which sharpens up throttle and steering responses for a crisper driving experience. Countryman buyers can also choose sports suspension for non-John Cooper Works versions to give a firmer, sharper drive. There’s also a wide choice of optional alloy wheels, while more practical extras include roof rails, ski and cycle carriers, and a tow bar. Inside, the rear seat can ordered as a two-seat arrangement with the central storage rack from the front extending all the way through the rear cabin.

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  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone
  • Traction control
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