2020 MINI Countryman Reviews

July 23rd, 2020 by

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The Countryman is MINI’s only crossover: a subcompact SUV with the spunky handling you’d expect from MINI, yet enough space that you won’t worry about fitting suitcases or groceries in the trunk. Auto experts at U.S. News call the expedition-ready Countryman a “great subcompact SUV.”

In review after review for MINI Countryman models, you’ll find similar praise for the Countryman’s athletic performance, gentle ride, and above-average predicted reliability rating. Below, check out more MINI Countryman reviews from industry experts.

MINI Countryman Reviews: Performance

The 2020 Countryman John Cooper Works model gets an updated 301-hp turbo-4 engine, but even the 189-hp turbo-4 on the Countryman Cooper S trim provides plenty of push when you’re searching for speed in San Francisco. What’s more, 2020 bestows a battery capacity boost upon the plug-in hybrid Cooper S E Countryman, adding “a battery pack to the base engine for 221 combined horsepower and gets a capacity boost for 2020. This improves all-electric driving range to 16 miles.”

In their review for the MINI Countryman, the auto experts at Car and Driver weighed in on the MINI Countryman vs. its smaller brethren: “Unlike other Mini models, the Countryman never feels light or tossable from behind the wheel. Its stoic disposition isn’t a bad thing; it’s just different from other Mini models, which are unreservedly playful.”

Looking for the perfect medium between the Countryman and the very-compact MINI hardtop models? Check out the Clubman — essentially a compact sedan version of the Countryman.

MINI Countryman Reviews: Interior Dimensions and Features

Between BMW-grade, high-quality materials and ample room for passengers, Car and Driver finds a lot to like about the Countryman cabin in their review. While its price tag is higher than other MINI models, reviewers tend to agree that its long list of premium features justifies the extra cost:

  • Car and Driver: “Although the Countryman comes standard with a 6.5-inch screen for its infotainment system, an 8.8-inch touchscreen setup with Apple CarPlay capability and navigation is available as part of the Technology package. Controlled by either touch inputs, a control knob behind the shifter, or with voice commands, the system boasts logical menu structures and high-quality graphics.”
  • Edmunds.com: “The 2020 Mini Countryman is a sporty, fun alternative to the standard set of small crossovers and wagons. The Countryman earns its premium price tag by offering a healthy list of standard features. All four models — Cooper, Cooper S, John Cooper Works and Cooper S E — have similar feature content but are differentiated by the engines underhood. From there, buyers choose among three trim levels (Classic, Signature and Iconic) with an increasing number of features.”
  • TheCarConnection.com: “Unlike the 2-Door hatchback from which it’s derived spiritually, the Countryman offers ample space for people and stuff, comfortably hauling four adults and a decent amount of cargo in its boxy body.”

Find Your MINI Countryman for Sale in Pleasanton

Now that you’ve seen what experts are saying in their reviews for the MINI Countryman, it’s time to find out what this one-of-a-kind SUV can do on the road in Oakland and Livermore. Contact us at East Bay MINI for more info about trim levels, optional features, and more. Then browse our 2020 Countryman inventory to pick out your future Cooper!

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