Remember when small suvs were fun? Mini does. The brand that practically invented the premium small car segment has never done boring, and its compact crossover, the 2020 MINI Countryman, is seriously fun. It’s also Mini’s largest and most popular model.
Small SUVs are exploding in popularity as more and more buyers are choosing vehicles like the Countryman over sedans and coupes. The fast-growing segment is overflowing with new products from around the globe, but this practical, fun-to-drive, and fuel-efficient Mini remains one of our favorites. And it’s been updated for the new model year. Although it’s an iconic British brand, Mini is owned by BMW and the Countryman is built in the Netherlands. It’s offered in several variations, including the 2020 MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4, which is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The Countryman competes with the BMW X1, Audi Q3, Mercedes GLA-Class, Lexus UX, and Volvo XC40.