Used MINI Countryman (2010 - 2017) Safety & Reliability

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

Safety

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The MINI Countryman safety levels are impressive and reinforced by the full five stars it qualified for in the Euro NCAP safety rating tests. And there's more than enough safety equipment on a standard model to give you peace of mind.

To keep you out of trouble you get traction control, stability control, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Cornering Brake Control, Brake Assist and Hill Assist. There are also six airbags, Isofix child safety seat mountings and a tyre warning system.

5 out of 5

Reliability

You're unlikely to get any grief as the MINI Countryman reliability record is pretty blemish free, although as we mentioned in the comfort section we got some interior buzzing from both cars we tested. Although irritating, we think this could be down to early pre-production models not being entirely sorted.

MINI has performed well in customer satisfaction surveys in the past and we expect that to continue with the Countryman.

Car check problem points

Body

No problems reported

Engine/Gearbox

No problems reported

Other

No problems reported