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2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 MINI Countryman Review

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2021 Jeep
Cherokee

MSRP*: $27,210 to $36,285
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2021 MINI
Countryman

MSRP*: $29,100 to $41,500
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Invoice* $27,056 to $35,407 $25,250 to $38,380
MPG - City 18 - 22 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 MPG 30 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 54.7 ft3 47.6 ft3
Engine 180-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 270-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 271-hp, 3.2-liter, V6 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 9-Speed A/T 7-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 180 - 271 hp 134 - 301 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 182.0 in 169.8 in
Exterior Width 73.2 - 74.9 in 71.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 40.3 in
Front 40.4 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 37.9 - 39.4 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Cherokee than in the MINI Countryman. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Jeep Cherokee and the MINI Countryman.

Convenience
With the MINI Countryman, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Jeep Cherokee, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Jeep Cherokee will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Jeep Cherokee is much higher than that for the MINI Countryman.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Cherokee is much wider than the MINI Countryman, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Jeep Cherokee, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the MINI Countryman.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Cherokee greatly out-muscles the MINI Countryman.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Jeep Cherokee 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 Jeep Cherokee and the MINI Countryman. The Jeep Cherokee has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the MINI Countryman.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Jeep Cherokee is not as nearly as extensive as that of the MINI Countryman.