Now available in a John Cooper Works trim level (208 hp), the 2013 MINI Cooper Countryman is a compact four door crossover version of the MINI cooper offered in standard, S, and ALL4 trim levels. The standard FWD Cooper Countryman is powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 121 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque while the Cooper Countryman S comes equipped with a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 181 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The Cooper S Countryman ALL4 trim has all the same features as the Countryman S with the addition of all-wheel-drive. A 6-speed manual comes standard on both trims but drivers also have the choice of an optional 6-speed automatic. The standard Cooper Countryman gets an EPA estimated 27 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. Features include adaptive xenon headlamps, performance suspension, and the MINI center-mounted speedometer. Safety is comprised of dynamic stability control (DSC), dynamic traction control, park distance control, anti-lock brake security (ABS), and an ultra rigid body. The Cooper Countryman is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The MINI Cooper Countryman sees a few trim updates for 2013 as well as the introduction of a John Cooper Works model featuring more horsepower and sportier handling. Interior updates include new door inserts, new armrests and attractive detailing around the vents and dashboard. A rear bench seat will also be standard, though two rear buckets are a no cost option.
Responsive, nimble driving feel; all-wheel drive; excellent fuel economy; more cargo-friendly interior; higher seating position; available tech features and accessories
The 2013 MINI Cooper Countryman is a taller, rugged 4-door model that represents the automaker's venture into crossover vehicles. The Countryman is also the first MINI to offer all-wheel drive and the first model from the brand to offer adaptive headlamps. With four doors, the Countryman also offers a little more passenger versatility than the MINI Cooper models, while the brand's reputation assures they are more nimble, eager-feeling alternatives to other larger crossover vehicles. Its interior is also more versatile and spacious, with textured-grain surfaces and trim details, plus cargo solutions including the customizable Center Rail system that allows for four passengers, or a new rear bench seat that allows for five. With the added value, the Countryman has a starting price that isn't much higher than that of the MINI Cooper.