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2018 MINI MINI-Countryman vs. 2018 Subaru Forester Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The MINI MINI-Countryman offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Forester, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Forester will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the MINI MINI-Countryman.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the MINI MINI-Countryman as you will with the Subaru Forester, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The MINI MINI-Countryman is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Forester. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the MINI MINI-Countryman will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Subaru Forester.

Dimensions
The MINI MINI-Countryman is a little wider than the Subaru Forester, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the MINI MINI-Countryman, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Forester.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the MINI MINI-Countryman transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Subaru Forester.

Handling
The MINI MINI-Countryman has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Forester, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The MINI MINI-Countryman has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the MINI MINI-Countryman and the Subaru Forester. The MINI MINI-Countryman has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Forester.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the MINI MINI-Countryman than that of the Subaru Forester.

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2018 MINI
MINI-Countryman

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MSRP*: $26,600 - $37,800

2018 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,795 - $36,090
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City MPG: 21 - 24 22 - 26
Highway MPG: 31 - 34 27 - 32
Engine(s): I-3, Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $24,670 - $34,975 $21,547 - $33,675

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.