You might know Mini as the spunky, go-kart-like British purveyor of small hatchbacks, convertibles, and SUVs, but the brand is actually owned by BMW. Despite its Germanic roots, Mini's lineup—especially the Mini Cooper and the Mini Clubman—maintains the cheeky styling of the original British Minis from the 1960s. The Countryman crossover provides a higher seating position and available all-wheel drive to satisfy buyers looking for a Mini with more room for people and cargo as well as all-weather confidence. If you need your Mini to be a little more maxi when it comes to performance, check out the JCW versions of each model.
The 2023 Mini Cooper Electric hatchback offers only 110 miles of range, but it's among the most affordable EVs, it's unique, and it’s fun-to-drive.
The 2023 Mini Cooper Clubman JCW is a station wagon with performance on its mind, but it lacks the cargo-hauling capability of less powerful long-roofed rivals.
When viewed through the lens of practicality, the 2023 Mini Cooper Clubman doesn't measure up to its rivals but it's a cooler, more fun-to-drive option in a shrinking segment.
The 2023 Mini Cooper Countryman subcompact luxury crossover is the brand's largest model, which makes it the most practical but the least fun to drive.
The 2023 Mini Cooper Countryman JCW is quick thanks to a 301-hp turbo four, but its height and weight reduce the fun-to-drive factor.
The 2022 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works (JCW) models ooze personality thanks to unique styling, quick-witted handling, a zippy engine, and a well-equipped cabin.
The Mini Cooper doesn’t make much sense on a rational level, but it’s plenty cute and a lot of fun to drive.
Small on the outside, tiny on the inside, and frisky all over, the Mini Cooper JCW is an amusing, sporty, and stylish hatchback that makes every drive fun.
Combining Mini's classic styling, a long-roof design, and John Cooper Works performance enhancements, the 2021 Cooper Clubman JCW is a grocery-getter with attitude.
The 2021 Cooper S Clubman reflects what happens when you take Mini's unique British verve and add a dose of practicality in the form of a generous cargo hold.
The Mini Cooper Countryman lacks the driving verve of its smaller siblings, but offsets that with BMW-grade refinement and enough space for a small family.
Those seeking the quickest version of the quirky Mini Cooper Countryman SUV will appreciate the hot-rodded JCW.
Along with generous standard features and an accessible price, the electric Mini Cooper offsets its abbreviated driving range with an entertaining attitude.
What the Mini Cooper lacks in practicality, it makes up for in sportiness with its go-kartlike driving characteristics and iconic looks.
The Cooper S Clubman is a subcompact wagon that provides sporty handling and an eye-catching design.
If you can't downsize your life into a smaller Mini, the Countryman offers both character and convenience.
With an affordable price tag and fun driving characteristics, the all-electric Mini Electric hatchback only comes up short with its limited driving range.
The Mini Cooper JCW is a subcompact car that impresses with retro-flavored styling and memorable handling.
Combining classic styling and John Cooper Works performance enhancements, the 2020 Cooper Clubman JCW is a rootin'-tootin' grocery getter from across the pond.
The Countryman JCW is a subcompact SUV with entertaining driving dynamics and appealing sheetmetal.
The quintessential Mini with quirky styling and zippy handling.
It may look more "maxi" than Mini, but the 2019 Mini Cooper Clubman offers sporty handling and peppy performance with the versatility of a station wagon.
Known for its unmistakably iconic styling and lively handling, the quirky Mini brand applies this blueprint to the Countryman.
Tuned by John Cooper Works, the 2019 JCW hardtop and convertible offer racy styling tweaks and exclusive chassis tuning versus the regular versions.
The Mini Cooper Clubman is the wagon member of Mini's quirky clan of misfit autos, and the Mini Cooper Clubman John Cooper Works is the most powerful—and most expensive—rendition.
The 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman JCW boasts 228 horsepower and standard all-wheel drive.
What the Mini Cooper lacks in practicality in some areas, it makes up for with sportiness and iconic looks.
The 2018 Mini Cooper Clubman JCW offers unique design and a fun driving experience, but its performance lags behind its price.
The 2018 Mini Cooper Countryman boasts funky style, a refined ride, and a well-equipped, high-quality cabin, but skip the anemic base engine.
The Countryman JCW offers distinctive style, lively handling, and family space wrapped up with Mini character.
The Countryman offers plus-size comfort and convenience while retaining classic Mini Cooper flair.
The Mini Cooper Clubman JCW offers style, character, and a fun-to-drive nature, but it's outperformed by rivals that cost less.
What we have here is a mini-er Mini, smaller and more expensive than its four-door Countryman counterpart.
Fewer doors equals less practicality: With two doors and a hatch, the Paceman is the downsized version of the Countryman.
Styled like a Cooper hatchback wearing a backward baseball cap, the Mini Cooper coupe forgoes the Cooper’s back seat and practicality for a short roof and conventional trunk.
We’re not sure if these coupes are worth the extra cost, but they sure look cool.
Basically a Cooper convertible with a chopped windshield, a soft top, and a trunk instead of a back seat, the roadster trades practicality for spunky, two-seat style.
On paper, the two-seat Cooper S roadster looks fantastic.