2020 MINI MINI-Countryman vs. 2021 Subaru Outback | NewCars.com

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2020 MINI MINI-Countryman vs. 2021 Subaru Outback Review

New 2020 MINI MINI-Countryman

2020 MINI
MINI-Countryman

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New 2021 Subaru Outback

2021 Subaru
Outback

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MSRP*
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$28,400 to $41,400
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$26,795 to $39,945
Invoice* $24,650 to $38,290 $25,187 to $37,240
MPG - City 23 - 26 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 30 - 33
Engine(s) I-3, Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
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 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 MINI-Countryman.

Convenience
With the Subaru Outback, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the MINI MINI-Countryman, 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). Whether you pick the MINI MINI-Countryman or the Subaru Outback, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 MINI-Countryman carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Subaru Outback.

Dimensions
The MINI 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 MINI-Countryman, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Outback.

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

Handling
The MINI 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
The MINI MINI-Countryman has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Outback.

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 Outback. The MINI 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 MINI-Countryman than that of the Subaru Outback.