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2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 MINI Countryman Review

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2021 BMW
X1

MSRP*: $35,400 to $37,400
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2021 MINI
Countryman

MSRP*: $29,100 to $41,500
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Invoice* $33,420 to $35,280 $25,250 to $38,380
MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 33 MPG 30 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 58.7 ft3 47.6 ft3
Engine 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 134-hp, 1.5-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 189-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 301-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 7-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 228 hp 134 - 301 hp
Exterior Length 175.5 in 169.8 in
Exterior Width 71.7 in 71.7 in
Leg Room Front 40.4 in
Rear 37.0 in
Front 40.4 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 41.9 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.3 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW X1 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the MINI Countryman, with comparable head- and legroom. The BMW X1 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the MINI Countryman, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X1 as you will with the MINI Countryman, 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 BMW X1 is somewhat more expensive than the MINI Countryman. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the BMW X1 is much higher than that for the MINI Countryman.

Dimensions
The BMW X1 is about the same width as the MINI Countryman. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW X1, which is slightly longer than the MINI Countryman.

Handling
The BMW X1 has the same turning radius as the MINI Countryman, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW X1 has a little more horsepower than the MINI Countryman.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the BMW X1 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the MINI Countryman.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X1 and the MINI Countryman. The BMW X1 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the MINI Countryman.

Warranty
The BMW X1 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the MINI Countryman.