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2011 Mini Countryman Cooper S All4

At a Glance

Pricing $21,650 - $28,200
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 1.6l I4, 1.6l I4 T
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 23-28 (city), 30-35 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 53

Overview Information

Under BMW's stewardship, the MINI brand has enjoyed success with the modern Cooper. After expanding the lineup with the convertible and Clubman models, Mini now adds a crossover vehicle that is several inches longer, wider, and taller than the rest of the lineup. These differences aside, the Countryman is unmistakably a Mini with four full-sized doors. Inside there is seating for four and the rear seat backs can fold to expand the cargo area. The model range starts with the front-wheel-drive base Countryman powered by Mini's 1.6l four-cylinder engine. The Countryman Cooper S adds a turbocharged version of the same engine, boosting power by 60-bhp. The all-wheel-drive system (called ALL4) is only available on the top model. Although the Countryman offers the style, configurability and charm of other Mini models, the somewhat high cost of the all-wheel-drive model prices it above other strong selling crossover vehicles.

What Changed:

Minis fourth model is a larger crossover vehicle with four full-size doors and a large hatch. The same 1.6l four-cylinder engine found in the rest of the Mini line powers the Countryman Cooper and turbocharged Countryman Cooper S. The Countryman offers all-wheel-drive on the top model.

Official Word:

Meet The MINI Countryman. The fourth model in the family opens up a new dimension of motoring with that unmistakable MINI exhilaration. Longer and taller, the new MINI Countryman is a genuine crossover vehicle, and bridges the gap between the classic concept of the MINI and a modern crossover. As with all MINI vehicles, the MINI Countryman offers that unique go-kart handling that customers expect, while allowing the brand to appeal to new customers who require...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Countryman Cooper 1.6l I4 (121-bhp) M6 FWD 28/35/31 47 $21,650
Countryman Cooper 1.6l I4 (121-bhp) A6 FWD 25/30/27 47 $22,900
Countryman Cooper S 1.6l I4 T (181-bhp) M6 FWD 26/32/29 53 $25,250
Countryman Cooper S 1.6l I4 T (181-bhp) A6 FWD 25/32/28 51 $26,500
Countryman Cooper S ALL4 1.6l I4 T (181-bhp) M6 AWD 25/31/28 51 $26,950
Countryman Cooper S ALL4 1.6l I4 T (181-bhp) A6 AWD 23/30/26 51 $28,200