Fun well built vehicle.
2019 MINI Countryman
I own a 2019 Mini Countryman S All4 in the Iconic Trim. This is the third Countryman I have owned starting with a 2013 base then a 2016 S All4. This current model is bigger, faster, and has way more technology. I love the heads up display as well as the touchscreen navigation system. The handling is a little different then the first generation but still has the fun nimble feel you expect from a Mini. Another plus is the current generation is, in my experience, more fuel efficient. The first two models I owned had the six speed manual transmission which was great, but because I am required to drive in city traffic I opted for the eight speed sport automatic in the 2019. The slapstick manual makes it feel similar to the manual when driving on curvy roads. The paddle shifters attached to the steering wheel are useless. Paddle shifters on the column would have been better. The interior room of the second generation is great. Five adults can ride in relative comfort. I love the overall exterior styling. I highly recommend this vehicle to anyone wanting a sporty small crossover that still is practical for the family.