Debuted: 1961 Returned: 2011 Current MSRP: $21,650 - $26,950
This lesser-known MINI model, the Countryman, was called an estate car in the 1960s and sometimes featured exterior wood paneling. Fast forward a few decades and it’s now called a crossover SUV.
The new Countryman has some car-derived parts, means the MINI Cooper’ range of four-cylinder and turbo-four engines. “Real off-road capability doesn’t mean this is for trails only,” Padgett says. “The Countryman’s handling does an uncanny job at mimicking that of the smaller Coopers.”