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History and Facts about MINI Cooper Countryman Car. The Mini Countryman vehicle, also known as the Mini Cooper Countryman, is a small SUV. The Mini Countryman is the largest car made by MINI, but it is one of the smallest â€ścrossover SUVsâ€ť or CUV. The Mini Countryman was the first subcompact crossover SUV by Mini.
History of MINI Cooper Countryman Car
The first Mini compact SUV model came out as a concept car in 2008.
The Mini Countryman was first sold in the US in 2011. The MINI Cooper Countryman Car was the first Mini vehicle to get the Mini Connected infotainment system.
In 2013, a John Cooper Works version, also called the JCW, of the Mini Countryman came out. That model had a 221 horsepower engine and the option for an automatic transmission. The standard Mini Countryman has a six speed manual transmission.
The 2015 redesign changed the grille, LED fog lights and the option to install an underbody guard.
Design of MINI Cooper Countryman
The MINI Cooper Countryman vehicle is completely separate from the other Mini vehicles, so much it canâ€™t even share hardware except with the Paceman Hatchback. The Mini Countryman is similar in size to the Volkswagen Golf. The Mini Countryman can be compared to the Clubman by Mini except with two more doors.
The basic model of the Cooper Mini Countryman has keyless entry, a six speaker radio system, run flat tires and a temperature controlled glove box.
All versions of the Mini Countryman have front wheel drive by default; you can pay for all wheel drive on the Cooper S. That version is called the Cooper S ALL4.
The car theoretically seats three adults in the back, but only two will fit comfortably.
The Mini Countryman vehicle has more ground clearance than the other Mini vehicles.
The Mini Technology package lets you add an integrated iPhone system with the infotainment system and satellite radio.
Performance of MINI Cooper Countryman
The base model has a 121 horsepower four cylinder 1.6 liter engine. In contrast, the Countryman Cooper 8 has a 181 horsepower engine. The John Cooper Works Countryman or JCW version of the Mini Countryman vehicle has a whopping 208 horsepower engine.
The MINI Cooper Countryman Car received an average rating in reliability from US News and World Report in 2015. In 2014, the Mini received a â€śgoodâ€ť rating in the crash tests by the IIHS in all crash tests. It received the IIHS top safety pick rating.
The base model with an automatic transmission gets 25 miles per gallon city and 30 per gallon on the highway. The turbocharged inline-4 model gets 23 miles per gallon city and 30 mpg on the highway. The manual transmissions get around two miles per gallon more. Per the EPA, the 2015 model earned up to 27 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
Rivals of MINI Cooper Countryman
The Mini Countryman theoretically competes with the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester and GMC Terrain. The Mini Countryman more reasonably can be see as competition with the Buick Encore, Nissan Juke, Fiat 500X, Audi Q7, Subaru Cross Trek and Chevy Trax.
Trivia about MINI Cooper Countryman
The Paceman is a Countryman Mini without the rear doors. That car was made to compete with the three door Range Rover Evoque.