Test Drive: Mini Paceman

Bring your friends and set the tone for the ultimate joy ride in this sport utility coupe

Driving a Mini Cooper is like driving a go-kart from the future, and quite possibly one that was designed by inhabitants of the moon. As we whipped around the one-lane road in the mountains comprising idyllic Ponce, Puerto Rico, it became immediately clear that even the Paceman—Mini’s seventh addition to the family and the largest model to date—keeps with the original’s rally car stance, almost …