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2020 Mini Cooper Countryman

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Mini Cooper Countryman highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Several engines to choose from
  • Trademark Mini style and personality
  • Entertaining behind the wheel

Cons

  • Cargo capacity is small for the class
  • Firm ride quality
  • Can be more expensive to own than some rivals

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 31 highway, 26 combined

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The 2020 Mini Cooper Countryman: The SUV with the spirit of a sports car

There are shoppers and drivers out there who desire more than just basic transportation, who also want performance, luxury, or personality. Mini Coopers have found their audience by offering distinctive retro styling and sporty driving dynamics, but the small hatchbacks fall short in terms of practicality. Mini's solution is the Cooper Countryman.

The 2020 Mini Cooper Countryman is the largest vehicle in Mini’s lineup, and it offers more space for rear passengers and features a larger cargo area. It’s a subcompact SUV similar in size to the Hyundai Kona or Mazda CX-30 and is available in several models ranging from mild to wild. For 2020, the plug-in hybrid model (reviewed separately) gets a larger battery, the John Cooper Works (JCW) receives a big power increase, and a new seven-speed automatic transmission debuts. These updates help make the Countryman a great choice for spirited drivers.

All Mini Cooper Countryman years

What is new for the 2020 Mini Cooper Countryman?

  • The Cooper Countryman is available in a new trim called the Oxford Edition.
  • The All4 Iconic, All4 Signature, Iconic, John Cooper Works A4 Signature, John Cooper Works ALL4 Iconic, S All4 Iconic, S All4 Signature, S Iconic, S Signature, and Signature trims have been discontinued for 2020.
  • Cooper Countryman trims have been upgraded with Leather & Suede Seats, Cloth Seats, and Sunroof(s) as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Parking, Memory Seat(s), Blind Spot Monitor, Remote Start, and Android Auto features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The ALL4 trim now comes with Front Seat Heaters and Automatic Transmission as standard equipment.
  • The S ALL4 trim now comes with Front Seat Heaters and Automatic Transmission as standard equipment.
  • The S trim now comes with Front Seat Heaters as standard equipment.
  • The Base trim now comes with Automatic Transmission as standard equipment.

2020 Mini Cooper Countryman trims

Curious how Mini Cooper Countryman trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

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S:

ALL4:

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Oxford Edition:

5 reasons to buy the 2020 Mini Cooper Countryman

What We Like

A variety of engines to choose from: The Mini Cooper Countryman’s base 134-horsepower three-cylinder engine is an appropriate choice for more conservative drivers, but we recommend the midrange Cooper S that produces 189 hp. For those who seek more power, the John Cooper Works (JCW) model gets a big power bump from 228 hp to 301 hp. If you’re looking to go green, there’s also a plug-in hybrid model, which we review separately.

Signature Mini style and personality: With unique retro-inspired styling and an undeniably cheerful disposition, Mini Coopers are some of the most recognizable vehicles ever made. The hunkered-down stance hints at the Countryman’s sporty handling as well as its confidence over less-than-ideal surfaces. And with endless customization options when they were new, you'll have a greater chance of finding a pre-owned Mini that's unique.

Captivating behind the wheel: Most subcompact SUVs are solid choices for commuters but aren’t all that inspiring to drive. The 2020 Mini Cooper Countryman not only works as a daily commuter, but it is also enjoyable enough to make you want to take the fun way home. While each model has varying degrees of performance, they’re all more entertaining than the typical SUV.

What Needs Improvement

Smaller cargo space than its competitors: While the Countryman may be more practical than its smaller stablemates, it still falls short of the mark set by other subcompact SUVs. Most rivals can carry 20 to 24 cubic feet of cargo behind the rear seats. The Countryman is limited to 17.6 cubic feet (about 22 grocery bags), which is more comparable to a family sedan or hatchback.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

3
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Mini Cooper Countryman an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Mini Cooper Countryman 25th out of 27 among Subcompact Cars.

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Mini Cooper Countryman features and specs

Oxford Edition 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Side Airbags
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Head Up Display
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

1.5L

Horsepower

134

Torque (ft-lbs)

162

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

16.1

Wheelbase

105.1"

Overall length

169.8"

Width

71.7"

Height

61.3"

Leg room

F 40.4"/R 37.6"

Head room

F 40.5"/R 38.3"

Front tires

P225/50WR19

Rear tires

P225/50WR18

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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