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Mini Cooper Countryman

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2019
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The SUV-like Countryman is based on the Clubman. It offers two engines: a so-so 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. An AWD plug-in hybrid version is also available. The Countryman is the roomiest Mini ever and features a surprisingly comfortable backseat. Handling remains agile, making the Countryman 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-like iDrive system has a learning curve but ultimately proves to be logical. The Mini Driving Assistant system, which includes forward collision warning and city-speed automatic emergency braking, requires buying expensive option packages.
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2017-2018
2017 Redesign Year
Mini Cooper Countryman 2018
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.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $21,975 - $30,875 $19,750 - $28,300
2017 $19,050 - $23,700 $16,950 - $21,400
2011-2016
2011 Redesign Year
Mini Cooper Countryman 2016
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.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 $14,550 - $24,625 $11,450 - $22,200
2015 $12,625 - $20,675 $9,620 - $18,220
2014 $11,150 - $18,000 $8,190 - $14,940
2013 NA NA
2012 NA NA
2011 NA NA
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 Mini Cooper Countryman Ratings & Reliability
The SUV-like Countryman is based on the Clubman. It offers two engines: a so-so 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. An AWD plug-in hybrid version is also available. The Countryman is the roomiest Mini ever and features a surprisingly comfortable backseat. Handling remains agile, making the Countryman 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-like iDrive system has a learning curve but ultimately proves to be logical. The Mini Driving Assistant system, which includes forward collision warning and city-speed automatic emergency braking, requires buying expensive option packages.
2017-2018
2017 Redesign Year
Mini Cooper Countryman 2018
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.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $21,975 - $30,875 $19,750 - $28,300
2017 $19,050 - $23,700 $16,950 - $21,400
2011-2016
2011 Redesign Year
Mini Cooper Countryman 2016
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.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 $14,550 - $24,625 $11,450 - $22,200
2015 $12,625 - $20,675 $9,620 - $18,220
2014 $11,150 - $18,000 $8,190 - $14,940
2013 NA NA
2012 NA NA
2011 NA NA