The MINI brand was acquired by BMW in 2000 and has since been building premium small cars and crossovers with distinct, inimitable British charm. The present-day MINI Cooper heavily borrows styling cues from its classic predecessor and puts a modern twist on it and the result is downright adorable. But there’s more to the MINI brand than just one model. There’s the bigger, fancier Clubman with unique swing-out cargo doors and the Countryman crossover which is not quite like any other car or SUV on the market. MINIs may be small, but their boxy designs make them space efficient and roomier than you might expect. Modern MINIs are also engineered to be a pleasure to drive with go-kart-like handling and peppy performance, especially from the S and John Cooper Works models.