Used MINI Countryman (Mk1, 2010-2017) – How much will it cost?

Running costs are affordable, though the MINI Countryman Mk1 is generally pricier to buy than some rivals

The MINI Countryman Mk1 has good resale values, which does have the knock-on effect of meaning it can be a bit pricier to buy than a like-for-like alternative with weaker residuals. Running costs are kept in check by its economical engines (especially the diesel models), but bear in mind all-wheel-drive and automatic models will generally have worse fuel efficiency and be more expensive to tax than their front-wheel-drive manual counterparts.

Prices

MINI models tend to come with strong residual values, and the Countryman Mk1 is no exception. This means the Countryman will be a bit more expensive to buy than some of the car’s more mainstream alternatives, although the flip side is you may be able to get a decent chunk of your money back come resale time.

Because the MINI Countryman Mk1 was available with a variety of cosmetic features and optional equipment, prices can vary quite a bit depending on how the car was originally configured. Prices should remain fairly consistent on cars with few or no optional features, so expect to pay quite a bit more for cars fitted with lots of extra kit and equipment packages.

Make sure to check out our valuation tool and the listings on our sister site BuyaCar to get the latest pricing info on a used MINI Countryman Mk1.

Fuel economy and CO2 emissions

Fuel bills shouldn’t be too steep on the MINI Countryman Mk1, since all versions were capable of returning good fuel economy. By far the most frugal engines on the Countryman Mk1 were the diesel options: both the One D and Cooper D models could return up to 64.2mpg, which was improved to 67.3mpg on the mildly more aerodynamic facelifted models from 2014 onwards. CO2 emissions were mildly improved, too, from 115g/km to 111g/km.

The sportier Cooper SD diesel can return up to 61.4mpg and emit 122g/km. These figures are leagues ahead of what the petrol options can muster: The entry-level petrol Countryman One and Cooper cars can return up to 47.4mpg and emit between 137g/km and 140g/km of CO2, whereas the sportier Cooper S can manage 46.3mpg and 143g/km. Go for the flagship John Cooper Works version of the MINI Countryman Mk1, and you’ll face running costs of 38.2mpg and 172g/km.

Do also bear in mind that the MINI Countryman Mk1 does become less efficient once the automatic gearbox and all-wheel-drive system are fitted. For instance, fitting the automatic gearbox to the Cooper D diesel increases the car’s emissions to 148g/km, which is enough to put this version in a higher tax bracket than the manual versions. Likewise, emissions on the Cooper petrol model rise from 137g/km to 156g/km once the all-wheel-drive system is equipped.

Running costs

The MINI Countryman Mk1 doesn’t have fixed service schedules; instead, it has a variable servicing schedule, whereby the car’s systems monitor the condition of the car’s main components and alerts the driver with a dashboard alert when something needs maintenance. Depending on your driving habits, you’ll generally need to have your MINI Countryman Mk1 serviced once every 24 months or 18,000 miles, whichever comes sooner.

Services will alternate between minor and major check-ups, with prices ranging from £250 to £300 for the former and £400 to £500 for the latter. While there are some consumables that need regularly replacing on the MINI Countryman Mk1 come servicing time (the brake fluid must be replaced once every 36 months, for instance), long-life coolant means you likely won’t need to replace this during your ownership tenure. As all of the Countryman Mk1’s engines are chain driven, there aren’t any cambelts to change, either.

Insurance premiums for the MINI Countryman Mk1 can vary quite a bit, depending on the specification and the model. Entry-level petrol-powered Countryman One models should be the least expensive to insure, as they start at insurance group 8, and the Countryman Mk1’s insurance group ratings top out at group 33 for the flagship John Cooper Works cars.

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