By Jennifer Newman on October 5, 2012
The Mini Cooper S Countryman adds plenty of fun to the family crossover, though it only suits smaller families, says Cars.com Family reviewer Carrie Kim. The Countryman’s turbocharged four-cylinder engine and nimble handling make it a thrill to drive, and its smaller size means parallel parking is a breeze. Forward-facing child-safety seats fit easily, but rear-facing safety seats require front-row passengers to share the legroom.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Newman is a certified car-seat technician. A mom of two, she owns a 2013 Subaru Outback crammed with sports gear. Email Jennifer