"... though personally, I prefer Beagles."
MINI's mini SUV suffers from being just that: a little car made bigger.
Some will still find it too small, and this canine defies anyone to not
notice how much petrol it drinks. Compared to other SUVs in its class
(in the same price range), the Countryman JCW is probably the least
practical option, probably the least efficient option, and certainly one
of the least comfortable. Why one of the least comfortable? Because the
suspension is terrible. Pooper scooper terrible.
For those dog
lovers heart-set on owning a MINI, this is paws-down the clear choice.
For anyone with a broader palate, neither the Countryman or Countryman
JCW can compete with a proper SUV. In this humble hound's opinion,
buyers would be better off looking at market leaders like BMW's X3 if
you want real bark for your buck.