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2021 Cooper 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility
most popular
Price:   -  From $29,100
2021 Oxford Edition 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $29,100
2021 Cooper 4dr All-Wheel Drive ALL4 Sport Utility Price:   -  From $31,100
2021 Oxford Edition 4dr All-Wheel Drive ALL4 Sport Utility Price:   -  From $31,100
2021 Cooper S 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $31,900
2021 Cooper S 4dr All-Wheel Drive ALL4 Sport Utility Price:   -  From $33,900
2021 Cooper SE Plug-In Hybrid 4dr All-wheel Drive ALL4 Sport Utility Price:   -  From $41,500
2021 John Cooper Works 4dr All-Wheel Drive ALL4 Sport Utility Price:   -  From $41,500


What's New

The 2021 MINI Countryman gets a minor makeover. The looks have been tweaked front and rear, with newly standard LED lights and Union Jack taillights. The infotainment system gets an upgrade, and prices go up slightly across the range. The rest of MINI’s lineup saw the return of a manual transmission, but the Countryman remains automatic only.

Choosing Your MINI Countryman

The Countryman comes in four trim levels: Cooper, Cooper S, Cooper SE, and John Cooper Works. Prices range from $29,950 including destination for the base Cooper and reach $42,350 for both the Cooper SE and John Cooper Works.

Within each trim are three equipment groups. From least luxurious to most, the Countryman comes in Classic, Signature, and Iconic versions.

Engine Choices

The Countryman has four engines to match its four trims. Three are lifted from the smaller Hardtop and Convertible, though they’re tasked with moving the Countryman’s extra bulk.

Engine TypeTrim LevelHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
1.5L Turbo 3-CylinderCooper134 hp162 lb-ft29 mpg
2.0L Turbo 4-CylinderCooper S189 hp206 lb-ft28 mpg
1.5L Turbo 3-Cylinder Plug-In HybridCooper SE224 hp284 lb-ft29 mpg
2.0L Turbo 4-CylinderJohn Cooper Works301 hp331 lb-ft26 mpg

The Cooper SE is a plug-in hybrid, and for 2021 it has up to 17 miles of electric range. Without a full battery charge, however, it isn’t much more efficient than the rest of the lineup.

Front-wheel drive is the default on Cooper and Cooper S models, with all-wheel drive a $2,000 option. Cooper SE and John Cooper Works models make MINI’s ALL4 all-wheel-drive system standard equipment.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Countryman is technically considered a subcompact crossover, and it stretches the brand’s name to its limits. The cabin seats five passengers, with 37.6 inches of leg room for rear passengers.

Cargo capacity starts at 17.6 cubic feet, with an extra 30 cubic feet if the seats are folded. That’s on par with most hatchbacks, but it’s less than BMW’s own X1.

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Safety Features

While automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and rear parking sensors are standard, the Countryman lacks some safety features we would expect. Lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring are nowhere to be found.

On Signature and Iconic equipment levels, the $1,250 Driver Assistance Package bundles adaptive cruise control, front parking sensors, an automated parking system, and a head-up display.


In Classic form, the Countryman starts with a 6.5-inch infotainment display. For 2021, the Signature level and above now include a larger 8.8-inch screen with navigation, along with a digital gauge cluster. Both versions are compatible with Apple CarPlay, but Android users are out of luck.

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Cooper - From $29,950

MINI is part of the BMW family, and even in base form, the Countryman doesn’t let you forget it. It comes with a panoramic sunroof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and synthetic leather upholstery.

Bumping up to the Signature equipment level unlocks many creature comforts for $3,000. The bundle includesthe 8.8-inch infotainment touchscreen, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, and the heated seats.

If that’s not enough, the Iconic bundle ($7,500) includes all of the above plus leather upholstery, power-folding side mirrors, a Harman Kardon audio system, and 18-inch wheels.

Cooper S - From $32,750

The Countryman Cooper S benefits from the power boost from the 2.0-liter tubro-four, which makes it more competitive in its class. Otherwise, features are nearly identical to the Cooper. The only difference is at the wheels, which start at 18 inches on the Cooper S. At this trim, the Signature bundle costs $3,600 and the Iconic is an extra $8,000.

Cooper SE - From $42,350

The Cooper SE is the thriftiest of the line, with more power than the Cooper S, standard AWD, and a useful 17-mile electric range.

The Cooper SE starts at the same price as the John Cooper Works, but that’s a bit deceptive. The Cooper SE has no Classic equipment level, so its starting price includes all Signature features. Moving up to Iconic costs an extra $3,400 and includes all the same features as it does on the other trims.

John Cooper Works - From $42,350

The Countryman John Cooper Works is the sporty king of the range, and it brings MINI’s hot-hatch expertise to a larger package. This trim received a power boost for 2021, putting total horsepower past the 300 mark. That’s enough to do the 0-60 mph sprint in less than five seconds.

The John Cooper Works gets the same three feature levels as the other trims. For the most part, features are the same, but the JCW gets exclusive badging and sport seats.

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CarsDirect Tip

The electric range of the 2021 Mini Countryman Cooper SE is nice, but its overall fuel economy isn’t enough to justify the price of entry. We’d recommend the Cooper S, which has just enough power without getting too pricey.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.5L I-3 / 134 HP / 162 ft.lbs.
7-spd Steptronic auto-shift man
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
26 / 33 / 29 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.5L I-3 / 134 HP / 162 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
26 / 33 / 29 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
16.1 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
47.6 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
97 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
169.8 "
Exterior Width
71.7 "
Exterior Height
61.3 "
Front Headroom
40.5 "
Rear Headroom
38.3 "
Front Legroom
40.4 "
Rear Legroom
37.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,422 Lbs.
Wheel Base
105 "
Turning Radius
18.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
17.0 " Black Aluminum / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Black Aluminum / 19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Stripe / Clearcoat Two-tone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger / Power Remote Heated Driver
Front Body-colored With Black Insert / Body-colored With Chrome Insert / Body-colored With Metal-look Insert
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround / Chrome / Black
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Sensatec Leatherette / Cloth/leatherette / Simulated Suede/leather / Leather / Mini Yours Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way / 10-way (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
6-way / 10-way (8-way Power)
Front Armrests
6-way / 10-way (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
6 / 12 Harman/kardon
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Automatic Emergency Braking (aeb) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear Park Distance Control Rear / Automated / Parking Assistant With Front & Rear Pdc Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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