2018 MINI Countryman JCW Video Review

MINI Countryman ALL4 Road Test, Review

MINI might have made it’s name making tiny (or ‘mini’) cars, as the name has always implied, but that’s not necessarily the case today.

This car, the MINI Countryman, is the new ‘big’ MINI - an SUV offering that shares the same platform as the big-selling BMW X1.

But does it stray too far away from those well-established MINI roots?

Check out my video review of the John Cooper Works (JCW) version to find out…

NUTS and BOLTS - 2018 MINI Countryman Range


  • 100kW/220Nm 1.5 litre (3-cylinder) turbo-petrol/front-wheel drive (Cooper)
  • 110kW/330Nm 2.0 litre turbo-diesel/front-wheel drive (Cooper D)
  • 141kW/280Nm 2.0 litre turbo-petrol/front-wheel drive (Cooper S)
  • 140 kW/400Nm 2.0 litre turbo-diesel/all-wheel drive (Cooper SD)
  • 170kW/350Nm 2.0 litre turbo-petrol/all-wheel drive (JCW)

Transmission: Six-speed manual (no cost option on JCW only), six-speed auto (Cooper), eight-speed auto (all other models/variants)

Safety: Five-stars (Cooper D)

Warranty: Three years

Origin: Netherlands


  • Cooper - from $40,500
  • Cooper D - from $44,500
  • Cooper S - from $47,200
  • Cooper SD - from $52,300
  • JCW - from $57,900

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