Mini Cooper Countryman


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The SUV-like Countryman offers a rather rough 1.5-liter turbo three-cylinder and a stronger, much more enjoyable 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder. Front- and all-wheel drive are offered.
A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic recently replaced the conventional automatic. The roomy Countryman features a surprisingly comfortable back seat. The Countryman's agile handling makes it fun to drive. The ride is on the firm side, and the cabin can get loud. The interior is solid and well-finished, and the seats are supportive. The BMW-sourced iDrive infotainment system has a learning curve but ultimately proves to be logical. FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, and LDW are standard, but BSW isn't available at all. An AWD SE plug-in hybrid with a 17-mile electric range is new.
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2017-2021
2017 Redesign Year
The redesigned Countryman is now based on the Clubman and offers Cooper and Cooper S versions. Engine choices are a base 1.5-liter turbo three-cylinder and a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder for the S.
Front- and all-wheel drives are offered. An all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid version follows, with a promised all-electric range of 24 miles. This SUV-like Countryman has grown longer than the original, bringing in more interior space and flexibility. The optional Mini Driving Assistant system includes forward-collision warning with low-speed automatic emergency braking, pedestrian warning with brake assist, and automatic high beams.
$29,900 - $38,750
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$27,575 - $37,225
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$24,750 - $34,650
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$22,875 - $31,075
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$19,100 - $23,050
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2011-2016
2011 Redesign Year
The four-door Countryman is a bigger pseudo-SUV version of the Mini. The quirky interior has well shaped and comfortable seats, and some models had an intriguing but flimsy sliding storage rail system.
Early versions only sat four, but later versions added a three-person rear seat. Sharing the quick steering and fantastic agility of other Minis, the Countryman is undeniably fun to drive. Unfortunately, the familiar Mini downsides carry over to this one, too, including frustrating controls and a choppy ride. Power comes from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, either in standard 121-hp form or as a punchy turbocharged S model good for 184 hp. Only the S version offers all-wheel drive.
$14,725 - $22,800
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$12,425 - $20,000
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$11,375 - $17,425
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