Mini Cooper Countryman
Mini Cooper Countryman
Mini Cooper Countryman

2020 Mini Cooper Countryman

Pros: Mini style and unique character; sporty driving personality; addition of plug-in-hybrid model

Cons: Pricey compared to many class competitors; base engine might not have enough power for many buyers; quirky controls

CG Says: The 2020 Mini Cooper Countryman has some mechanical revisions. The high-performance John Cooper Works model gains a revised twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 301 horsepower— an increase of 73 hp. Mini claims a 0-60 mph acceleration of 5.1 seconds for the JCW. Front-wheel-drive base Cooper and Cooper S cars now have a 7-speed automated-manual transmission and all-wheel-drive models have an 8-speed automatic. A manual transmission is no longer available. The SE ALL4 PHEV plug-in hybrid has greater battery capacity and Mini says the electric-only range increases from 12 to 16 miles. The Mini Countryman was redesigned for 2017 and it shares a basic platform with BMW’s X1 SUV (BMW is Mini’s parent company). With the redesign, Countryman gained significantly more passenger and cargo room. The Countryman is a subcompact SUV with seating for five. The base Cooper engine is a 134-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter 3-cylinder. Cooper S models have a 189-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. As previously mentioned, the turbo four is tuned to produce 301 hp in the John Cooper Works model. The Cooper S E ALL4 plug-in hybrid pairs a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbo engine with an electric motor for a combined 221 hp. The base Cooper and Cooper S have standard front-wheel drive and are available with all-wheel drive, while the John Cooper Works and S E ALL4 are AWD only. Standard on all models are panoramic sunroof, rearview camera, Bluetooth, keyless access and starting, rain-sensing wipers, and rear parking sensors. Available features include a hands-free power liftgate, adaptive cruise control, and head-up instrument display. The Countryman continues Mini’s tradition of spunky, expressive styling and engaging driving dynamics while adding welcome space for both cargo and people. You’ll still pay a premium for the trademark Mini personality, but the Countryman’s upsized dimensions make it a more practical entry in the subcompact SUV category. Plus, the S E ALL4 plug-in hybrid was a fine addition to the range.

The Facts
Class Subcompact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mini
Nation of Manufacture Netherlands
Base Prices Cooper: $29,250
AWD Cooper ALL4: $31,250
Cooper S: $32,750
AWD Cooper S ALL4: $34,750
AWD John Cooper Works ALL4: $42,250
AWD Cooper S E Countryman Plug-in Hybrid ALL4: NA

Base Engine
turbocharged 1.5-liter 3-cylinder (Cooper)
Horsepower
134
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated-manual
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
24-26
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
33

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (Cooper S, John Cooper Works)
Horsepower
189 (301 John Cooper Works)
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated-manual
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
23-24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30-33

Optional Engine
turbocharged 1.5-liter 3-cylinder/electric (Cooper S E Plug-in Hybrid)
Horsepower
221
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA Gas Engine Combined (mpg)
29
EPA Electric Motor Combined (MPGe)
73

Mini Cooper Countryman
2020 Mini Cooper Countryman S E ALL4 Plug-in Hybrid
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - NA
0%

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