2015 MINI Countryman

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2015 MINI Countryman
2015 MINI Countryman

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

161.7” x 61.5”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Distinctive Mini design
  • Relatively roomy interior
  • S and John Cooper Works acceleration
  • Braking
  • Gas mileage

The bad:

  • All-wheel drive not offered on base model
  • Prefers premium gasoline
  • Backup camera not offered
  • Steering feel

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Seats five
  • Four doors
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Available turbo four-cylinder (S)
  • LED lights now available

2015 MINI Countryman review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The 2015 Countryman sports a few updates, outside and inside.

The Countryman’s exterior changes are subtle. Grille changes amount to the addition of horizontal ribs — a single chrome one with a red S on the Cooper S version, a red one with corresponding logo for the John Cooper Works version and two matte-silver ribs on the base Cooper trim level. LED fog, parking and daytime running lights are now standard on Cooper S and JCW but optional on the Cooper.

Once optional, accent trim on the front and rear aprons and side sills are now standard on each ALL4 all-wheel-drive trim level except the JCW. The accents become an option on the front-drive models as well for 2015.

New metallic paint choices include Jungle Green, Midnight Grey and Starlight Blue. A new Piano Black Exterior treatment is also available.

Last revised lightly for 2013, the Countryman’s interior changes little for 2015. All trims have adopted the John Cooper Works’ gauge face color of anthracite. Mini says it has improved “acoustic comfort.”

In case you didn’t catch it, Mini discontinued the Countryman’s center rail console option for the backseat, though it remains in the front, for 2014. As a result, all Countrymans are now five-seaters. The backseat’s two segments can be slid forward and back in a 60/40 split. The backrests fold in a 40/20/40 split.

Under the Hood
As before, the Countryman comes with front- or all-wheel drive in the Cooper and Cooper S trim levels and with all-wheel drive only for the John Cooper Works. Six-speed manual transmissions are standard and a six-speed automatic is optional. Each trim level gets its own power spec from the 1.6-liter four-cylinder: The Cooper has 121 horsepower, and different levels of turbocharging give the Cooper S 181 hp and the John Cooper Works 208 hp.

The 2015 Countryman has six airbags and the required antilock brakes, electronic stability system and tire-pressure monitors but lacks more ambitious active-safety features. Arguable safety features include adaptive turning lights and rear backup sensors. A rearview camera is still not available.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


2015 Countryman S

2015 Countryman S.Very reliable; bought from Bergstrom. Steering problem when turning on bumpy roads.New models (after 2017) are better; but I don’t know about reliability.Have fun!


Fun, Fast and Stylish

I am the second owner of my 2015 Mini Countryman S and love it. It is the most reliable car I have had in several years. Not very comfortable for long rides and expensive for things not in my service maintenance agreement - lightbulbs $300?! I do have dealer service every time and keep up with service timeline... Love it!!


Doesn’t hold up well

Fun car to drive, great room, easy to use but fills apart quickly. Lots of rattling and the cost of maintenance is rather high. Is great on fuel consumption but has a very small tank

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