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MINI Countryman review - MPG, running costs & CO2 emissions

The MINI Countryman is fairly economical, and new all-electric models should be even cheaper to run

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The MINI Countryman is now available in either petrol or electric guise. The 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engines are also mild-hybrid assisted to improve efficiency. Both the Countryman C and S deliver mpg figures in the mid-40s, so they shouldn’t be too expensive on fuel, though the more powerful John Cooper Works model is the worst with up to 35.3mpg.

Model 

Fuel economy

CO2 emissions

MINI Countryman C

47.1mpg

135g/km

MINI Countryman S

42.8mpg

149g/km

MINI Countryman JCW

35.3mpg

180g/km

There are two electric versions of the Countryman, badged E and SE. The E model is the most efficient, as it sends power to a single motor on the front axle, making it capable of up to 286 miles to a charge of its 64.6kWh battery. The SE uses the same battery but has two motors – one for the front wheels and another for the rear – which has a detrimental effect on range. The Countryman SE is capable of up to 266 miles to a charge. 

Both electric models come with 11kW home charging capability, so if you have a fast enough wallbox charger they will take around six and a half hours to charge from 0-100%. Add the optional Level 3 pack and the Countryman gets 22kW home-charging capability, so you can charge even quicker if you have a compatible wallbox charger. For even faster charging at a public charge point, the Countryman is capable of 130kW charging speeds, which will charge the battery from 10-80% in 29 minutes.

Model 

Battery size

Range

MINI Countryman E

66.5kWh (64.6kWh usable)

267 – 286 miles

MINI Countryman SE

66.5kWh (64.6kWh usable)

251kWh – 266 miles

What will the MINI Countryman cost to insure?

As the entry-level car, the MINI Countryman C is predictably the cheapest to insure, sitting in group 19 in Classic trim. The Countryman S starts from group 24, and specifying it either in Exclusive or Sport trim increases the insurance group by one. The JCW model is the most expensive petrol model to insure, sitting in group 30 out of 50.

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Comparatively, the BMW X1 is more expensive to insure, starting from group 24 in its most basic trim, while the top-of-the-range electric iX1 sits in group 38.

The electric Countryman E and SE’s insurance groups are yet to be confirmed, but their higher asking price and desirability as electric models could see them cost more than all the petrol models to insure. We always recommend checking insurance costs and getting a quote before buying a car.

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Charlie writes and edits news, review and advice articles for Carbuyer, as well as publishing content to its social media platforms. He has also been a regular contributor to its sister titles Auto Express, DrivingElectric and evo. As well as being consumed by everything automotive, Charlie is a speaker of five languages and once lived in Chile, Siberia and the Czech Republic, returning to the UK to write about his life-long passion: cars.

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