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The 2017 Mini Countryman Is Your Large Adult Mini For Your Large Adult Life

You there! Yes, you. The Mini “purist.” The motoring “enthusiast.” The person who insists that things should “do what they say on the tin.” The 2017 Mini Countryman is not for you. It’s the biggest Mini yet, and more fun than most small crossovers—as long as you’re willing to understand how low that bar is to begin…

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Mini is only returning to the grueling Dakar Rally after four wins in a row, but they’re entering eight crews in the race. Drivers include ex-WRC driver Mikko Hirvonen and off-road star Bryce Menzies. Either way, that’s more drivers on one team than some series’ racing classes have in total.