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2021 Mini Cooper S Countryman has many pros, many cons

This crossover may have spunky styling and a welcoming interior, but that's not enough for the Countryman to compete.

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Craig Cole
Craig brought 15 years of automotive journalism experience to the Cars team. A lifelong resident of Michigan, he's as happy with a wrench or welding gun in hand as he is in front of the camera or behind a keyboard. When not hosting videos or cranking out features and reviews, he's probably out in the garage working on one of his project cars. He's fully restored a 1936 Ford V8 sedan and then turned to resurrecting another flathead-powered relic, a '51 Ford Crestliner. Craig has been a proud member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).
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The Mini Countryman is a cute little crossover.

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Especially in high-falutin' trim, the interior is quite pleasant.

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When viewed in profile, the Countryman bears a striking resemblance to the Fiat 500L.

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This Iconic Trim model comes with a head-up display.

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These 19-inch wheels look great, but the Goodyear tires they're wrapped in make quite a racket.

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This Countryman features the uplevel 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is good for 189 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque.

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Backseat spake is shockingly generous in this Mini.

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The Countryman's 8.8-inch touchscreen navigation system is antiquated and very user unfriendly. 

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The materials used in the Countryman are top notch. 

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