Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

MINI Mini Countryman 2010

1.6 Diesel , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: Nov 2010

MINI Mini Countryman  crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 84%
Child Occupant 83%
Pedestrian 63%
Safety Assist 71%

Compare with other cars in the Super Mini category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Marginal Passenger left femur - Marginal
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable during the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated fair protection of the front seat passenger's knees. Structures in the dashboard were thought to pose a risk to the knees and femurs of occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, the MINI Countryman scored maximum points with all body regions being well protected. In the more severe side pole test chest protection was rated as marginal. The front seats and head restraints provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The test vehicles were not equipped with the optional switch which allows the passenger airbag to be disabled to allow a rearward facing restraint to be used in that seating position. Labels in the car clearly warned of the dangers of using a rearward facing seat in that position without first disabling the airbag. MINI is working to improve the labelling of the top tether markings in the car.

Pedestrian

The bumper offered good protection to pedestrians' legs and scored maximum points. The front edge of the bonnet was rated as poor in some areas and marginal in others. The bonnet scored maximum points for the protection it offered to the head of struck child, giving good protection in all areas tested. In those areas where an adult's head might strike, however, the car provided predominantly poor protection.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is fitted as standard equipment and the MINI Countryman has a seatbelt reminder system covering the front seating positions.

applies to MINI Countrymans of the specification tested