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Brian
J.D. Power
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March 29, 2019
4,500 miles
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Owned 6 months
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I love our Mini Countryman SE (Plug-in Hybrid). It is roomy, sporty, has good storage, handles the road well (including all wheel drive). I also really like the plug-in hybrid feature. The only negative is that the battery needs to be larger with a longer all electric range (~12 miles currently) and the gas tank needs to be slightly larger for when you are off electric. Other than that, it is a perfect car!
Jamie
J.D. Power
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March 12, 2019
3,200 miles
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Owned 9 months
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If you're considering a Mini then you most likely already love the way they look. I love my Countryman. The vehicle manages really well in all conditions, is incredibly fun to drive, relatively quiet especially when charged, and has wonderful features like heated seats, sport or green mode, and more. I regret leasing mine in black as it's always dirty, and personally prefer the two-tone look. My only 'complaint' about the vehicle, if you can even call it that, is that it does not have a heated steering wheel or front facing camera (there is a sensor however, which is wonderful!) The Countryman offers the feel of a small SUV or crossover feel with a similar Mini appeal. Love it very much!
Robert
J.D. Power
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March 02, 2019
8,000 miles
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Owned 8 months
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The 2019 MINI Countryman is the BMW X1 with a Mini shell on it. It handles like a BMW, but looks like a bigger version of previous MINI cars.
Anonymous
J.D. Power
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February 15, 2019
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Excellent style and handling. Ordered my vehicle rather than buying off the lot so I could get the features I wanted. Sports package is required for more power and tighter handling. Large classic Mini wheels set off this vehicle from the others. Beautiful interiors styling especially at night
Bob
J.D. Power
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February 12, 2019
5,000 miles
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Owned 8 months
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This is the second Mini Countryman we have owned, the previous one was a 2012. It is a "Cooper S" model. Living in a somewhat rural, mountainous, and snowy (in winter) region our vehicles must have 4 WD. The MINI is not only a good-looking vehicle, it drives like a sports car yet had available all-wheel drive when it's called for. It's performance in the snow is excellent, and we've never been stuck in the snow. We haven't had a major problem so far, except for the "low tire pressure" sensors which often go haywire, despite the actual tire pressure. Our old MINI had the same issue. Can't understand why this problem persists. The performance of the vehicle is exceptional for what it is. It's a fairly heavy car for its size, yet it handles very "sporty": tight, responsive steering, nimble on the curves, and lots of power when needed thanks to its 4-cylinder engine and twin turbos. Despite its small size, the seating in the front is excellent; I am 6'1" and can fit comfortably, with plenty more headroom available. The rear-seat passengers are always surprised at the roominess and comfort of the seating. The interior is fitted with quality materials, and feels like a much pricier car. While I would highly recommend the MINI Countryman, there are a few quirks: 1. The controls operate different than most vehicles today. Controlling the turn signals, high beams, etc. seems counter-intuitive. Functional, yes, but if you switch vehicles often (as my wife and I do sometimes) it's confusing. 2. The radio/entertainment system is ludicrously complex to set up (favorites, other settings, etc.). You will need to use the manual to figure out how to set things up, and if you need to do it again in a few weeks, you'll need the manual again. We also have a KIA which has a very intuitive system, such that you don't even NEED the manual to figure things out. I've noticed that even the MINI sales people have a hard time with it. When you think you have the presets set up just so, the next time you get in the car they are gone. 3. The Method for setting defaults for the driver(s) has the same issues as the entertainment center, probably because they use the same mixed-metaphor screen. 4. The "Sports" seats in front have a bar just under the front edge of the seat cushion which bothers some drivers, others don't notice it. Its part of the extendable leg support of the seat. I find it uncomfortable after a long drive, my wife doesn't notice it. I think it depends on your anatomy as well as the seat. Overall, it's definitely a car I highly recommend. Nothing else really comes close!
MeatMan
J.D. Power
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February 12, 2019
6,000 miles
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Owned 5 months
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My 2019 MINI Countryman is a finely crafted yet sporty looking automobile. Comfortable to drive (or ride in) with its Sport Seats and readily available acceleration when needed! My 2019 MINI Countryman has a white top (preferred a black top but not available) which does show unsightly stains and does require frequent cleaning maintenance. All in all I would say my 2019 MINI Countryman has met my expectations in Workmanship Driveability Comfort and Style.
Adam
J.D. Power
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February 10, 2019
5,000 miles
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Owned 6 months
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I recently bought a 2019 Special Edition Mini Countrman Hybrid SE. I replaced an older Countryman S All 4 with this car because I was interested in getting better fuel economy. The car has delivered much better fuel economy than I read on various car review websites and blogs. I use the car to drive 30 miles round trip every day and this factored into my decision. I doubled my fuel economy from my older car and average 42-45mpg now. The special edition of the car has some very nice features including the JCW interior and exterior additions. These look and feel very nice. The car also has a very nice entertainment system powered by Apple CarPlay. I am largely happy with this system, but I will say that it can be a source of frustration -- not because of complexity or anything like that, but sometimes it simply does not work. There are many bugs in CarPlay that just need to be fixed by Apple - one example. Often if you are using an app while not in the car it will not work in the car until you interact with the phone and force close the app, then re-open it in the cars dash system. This is annoying and potentially unsafe. This is not specific to MINI, but is also repeatable in a number of cars that I have which include CarPlay. Another annoyance with the special edition is that it does not include the optional advanced cruise control features. It does have the crash mitigation feature, which is very nice and a good safety feature, but to call a car a special edition an omit one of these features is clearly an oversight by BMW/MINI. These 2 things aside, I will say that I really like the car and and am happy to drive it daily.
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