2012 Cooper S Countryman

Consumer Reviews

2012 MINI Cooper S Countryman

$8,219 - $16,651  MSRP Range
2012 MINI Cooper S Countryman

Review Score

4.5 out of 5 stars

4.5

44 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.5 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.1 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.4 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.5 out of 5 stars Performance
4.8 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Awesome driving experience!

by Bob from Seattle, WA on Fri Apr 27 2018

This car met all our desires and needs. Spacious for 4 adults, great visibility for the driver and an awesome road feel. The All4 is as responsive as the driver desires!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Most Enjoyable car I've Owned

by Matthew Van Prooyen from Wheaton, IL on Mon Sep 18 2017

I love it. It is sporty. Good looking. Sounds great. Cheap. Customisable. Awesome. I am saving up for one right now.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
0 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

So fun, reliable and comfortable

by kch365 on Mon Aug 07 2017

We love this car. It fits all 4 of us very comfortably, has a great trunk and is very fun to drive. We have never had any issues and can always count on this car.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Fun to Drive

by dewilson52 from WV on Fri Mar 09 2018

This car handles great, has lots of power, is comfortable and roomy, looks great, gets great gas mileage, has an amazing sound system, and it has all-wheel drive.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Fast and sporty

by Candace from Ironton, MN on Fri Dec 15 2017

Fun car to drive that is AWD and fast. Has every gadget and interior is surprisingly roomy. Would highly recommend to anyone.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

The car is somewhere reliable,

by Ricky from New jersey on Sat Jul 29 2017

The suspension on the 12 model is akward, you may loose control of the car, going over bumps the whole car rathle and shakes

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does not recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

COOLEST QUICKEST LITTLE CAR

by Mini Tex from Port Aransas, TX on Fri Jul 14 2017

Really like the four door Countryman. The S gives it some spunk. I wanted a four door because i like to carry stuff around and the two door was just too small. It rides like a Sports Car so don't think you won't feel the road, but that is what makes it so much fun, and boy can it corner. Trying to figure out some of the options is a bit challenging but I have most of them down now. I LOVE it!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Mini was Major

by XFBI from Ft. Myers, Fl. on Fri Aug 25 2017

Roomy, very quick mobile and Kool styling with bells and whistles great mileage and a spare tire!!!! All run flats now which stinks, because I had a blowout with the mini and run flats with no spare will be costly.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Cooper s countryman

by Minigirl from on Sun Sep 10 2017

Handles like a dream. It is a 2016. Miss the 4 seats in my original model but learning to live with the bench seat.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Most fun car i have owned so far

by Sharath from Sunnyvale, CA on Mon Jun 19 2017

This car is fun to drive for long distance as well as regular commute. AWD makes it a piece of cake on any kind of surface. Visiting national parks where roads can be twisty and weather which can change, is an absolute pleasure with this car!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 2012 MINI Cooper S Countryman

Editor's note: This review was written in October 2010 about the 2011 Mini Cooper S Countryman. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2012, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.

When Mini entered the market in 2002, its Cooper coupe appealed to Americans with its style and size at a time when bigger was still seen as better. That alone would have been enough to bring the brand success, but the car went on to exceed sales expectations because of how it drives.

If Mini's first crossover — the Countryman — succeeds, it will be due more to its style and versatility than for the driving experience for which Minis have... Read More