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2021 MINI Countryman vs. 2022 Subaru Outback Review

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2021 MINI
Countryman

MSRP*: $29,100 to $41,500
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2022 Subaru
Outback

MSRP*: $26,945 to $39,945
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Invoice* $25,250 to $38,380 $25,325 to $37,240
MPG - City 23 - 26 MPG 22 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 MPG 26 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 47.6 ft3 75.7 ft3
Engine 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) 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 134 - 301 hp 182 - 260 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,700 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 169.8 in 191.3 in
Exterior Width 71.7 in 73.0 - 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 40.4 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 37.7 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Outback than in the MINI Countryman, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Outback will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the MINI Countryman.

Convenience
The Subaru Outback requires fewer stops at the gas station than the MINI Countryman, making it more convenient to drive.

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 MINI Countryman will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Outback. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The MINI Countryman carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Subaru Outback.

Dimensions
The MINI Countryman is a little narrower than the Subaru Outback, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the MINI Countryman, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Outback.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the MINI Countryman has a lot less horsepower than the Subaru Outback.

Powertrain
The MINI Countryman has much lower torque than the Subaru Outback, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

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