2014 MINI MINI-Countryman Overview
The five-seat Mini Cooper Countryman serves as the brand's entry into the small-crossover segment. It has a taller stance and, unlike other Coopers, four conventional side doors. All-wheel drive is available. Buyers have a choice of a normally aspirated four-cylinder engine or a turbo four-cylinder (S versions). The Countryman competes against the Volkswagen Tiguan and Nissan Juke.
A newly available City Package includes an alarm system, power-folding side mirrors, heated mirrors and washer jets, auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors, rear parking sensors and a proximity key.
The Countryman sits on standard 17-inch alloy wheels; available 18-inch alloy wheels and roof rails. Additional options include sport suspension, dual-panel panoramic moonroof, and adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights.
The mini Cooper features a large center speedometer, sport seats, heated seats, configurable ambient lighting and navigation system. The interior is fitted with simulated leather seats; available cloth or leather upholstery, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, CD stereo; available Harman Kardon premium stereo, and Mini connected iPhone integration with 6.5-inch screen.
Under the Hood
The Countryman is pulled by a 121-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, with a 181-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine available. The car comes standard in six-speed manual transmission; available six-speed automatic. It comes standard in front-wheel drive, but the Cooper S trim can be fitted with Mini's All4 all-wheel-drive system. Electronically controlled limited-slip front differential comes standard in all models.
Antilock brakes and electronic stability system come standard for vehicle stability. The interior is protected with side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for both rows. Additional rear parking sensors help provide additional accident prevention.
*Overview Courtesy of Cars.com