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2022 MINI Countryman

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Countryman
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2022
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Expert Rating
2.8 (Fair)

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2022 Cooper 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility
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Price:   -  From $29,100
2022 Oxford Edition 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $29,100
2022 Cooper 4dr All-Wheel Drive ALL4 Sport Utility Price:   -  From $31,100
2022 Oxford Edition 4dr All-Wheel Drive ALL4 Sport Utility Price:   -  From $31,100
2022 Cooper S 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $31,900
2022 Cooper S 4dr All-Wheel Drive ALL4 Sport Utility Price:   -  From $33,900
2022 Cooper SE Plug-In Hybrid 4dr All-wheel Drive ALL4 Sport Utility Price:   -  From $41,500
2022 John Cooper Works 4dr All-Wheel Drive ALL4 Sport Utility Price:   -  From $41,500

Overview

What's New

Following a substantial update last year, the 2022 Countryman features light changes. A lane-departure warning system and a 12-month subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio are now standard across the model line. Other changes involve package modifications for MINI's small SUV.

Choosing Your MINI Countryman

MINI offers the 2022 Countryman in four trims: Cooper, S, SE (PHEV), and John Cooper Works. Further, there are three sub-trims covering various paint schemes, tech upgrades, and styling embellishments called Classic, Signature, and Iconic.

Prices range from $29,950 at the entry-level to $49,750 for a fully-loaded Countryman, including the $850 destination charge.

Engine Choices

The MINI Countryman offers four engine choices. All four are turbocharged. The first two engines route power to the front or to all four wheels. The standard engine is a 1.5-liter TwinPower turbocharged three-cylinder.

Also available is a 2.0-liter TwinPower turbocharged I4 engine. An enhanced version of this engine is sold with the John Cooper Works model, which is all-wheel drive.

The fourth engine is also a 1.5-liter TwinPower turbocharged three-cylinder. This one is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) that includes an 87-horsepower electric motor and comes with standard all-wheel drive.

The front-wheel-drive models work with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The all-wheel-drive models come paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
1.5L Turbo 3-Cylinder134 hp162 lb-ft29 mpg
2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder189 hp206 lb-ft26/28 mpg
1.5L TwinTurbo PHEV 3-Cylinder221 hp284 lb-ft29 mpg
2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder301 hp331 lb-ft26 mpg

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The MINI Countryman is this brand’s largest model. It seats five. Yet, the rear seat is narrow and is ideal for two individuals.

The standard cargo space is small, measuring 17.6 cubic feet behind the rear seat. However, with the rear seats down, there's 47.6 cubic feet of cargo space, which rivals the upcoming Toyota Corolla Cross.

MINI Countryman

Safety Features

MINI equips the 2022 Countryman with forward collision warning, lane-departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and rear park distance control. An available Driver Assistance Package bundles active cruise control with park assist and a head-up display.

Connectivity

The Countryman comes with an 8.8-inch touch-screen display, six speakers, HD Radio, USB ports, and Bluetooth connectivity.

A navigation system and Apple CarPlay smartphone compatibility are available. Android Auto compatibility is not available.

MINI Countryman

Countryman Cooper – From $29,950

MINI equips the base model with the standard engine, a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, and front-wheel drive. Add $2,000 for all-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Models dressed in the standard Classic theme come with LED headlights and cornering lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a panoramic moonroof. Imitation leather seats, an 8.8-inch touch-screen display, a 6-speaker audio system with HD Radio, USB ports, and Bluetooth are included. Add $3,000 for the Signature trim or $7,800 for the Iconic trim.

Countryman S – From $32,750

For $2,800 more, the Countryman S model comes with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Other changes include 18-inch alloy wheels. Add $3,600 for the Signature trim or $8,500 for the Iconic trim. Add $2,000 for all-wheel drive and the 8-speed automatic transmission.

Countryman SE PHEV – From $42,350

The Countryman SE represents the plug-in hybrid electric model and is dressed in Signature trim. This model has an 18-mile all-electric driving range.

The SE features contrasting roof and mirror colors, a touch-screen navigation system, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. Upgrading to the Iconic trim adds $3,900.

Countryman John Cooper Works – From $42,350

Matching the hybrid in price, the Cooper Works model rolls out the performance. This one channels BMW with 301 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque.

Power routes to all four wheels by means of an 8-speed automatic transmission. Dressed in Classic trim, the John Cooper Works is also available in Signature ($3,400) and Iconic ($7,800) trims

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CarsDirect Tip

The PHEV model comes with a federal tax credit of $5,002, which effectively lowers your tax burden with the IRS. In addition, some states such as California, have rebates available as well. Other incentives may include assistance with the purchase of a Level 2 charging station and supply access to HOV lanes.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Classic MINI styling
  • Available hybrid and JCW
  • Wide range of trims and powertrains
  • Attractive base price
Cons
  • Unattractive base engine
  • Prices climb quickly
  • Mediocre standard infotainment system
Expert Rating
2.8 (Fair)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Automotive Editor

What's so MINI? What's a better oxymoron than jumbo shrimp? Try the MINI Countryman. This is the largest of all the MINIs, a crossover that is only compact by the standards of the segment at large. When parked alongside past MINIs, it looks positively massive.

Its size comes with pros and cons. On the one hand, the Countryman has the space and versatility to work with a variety of lifestyles, from the typical yuppie urbanite to the suburban couple settling down. Yet if you're looking for the classic MINI handling, you won't find it here. The powertrains – which are all shared with the smaller members of the lineup – feel taxed here. The handling suffers as well.

The styling retains the quirky charm so integral to the MINI experience, only enlarged. Thankfully, nothing was lost in translation. This is clearly a MINI, even at a glance.

Porky fella. MINI has deemed its powertrain options versatile enough to use across its lineup of models. That's all well and good for the smaller MINIs, but something as big as the Countryman needs a bit more motivation. We're complaining specifically about the base turbocharged three-cylinder engine, which makes a mere 134 horsepower, which is enough for the basic MINI Cooper but not nearly adequate for the heavier Countryman.

The uprated 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder found in the Countryman S is a much better option. Its 189 horsepower won't blow you away, but it at least will be sufficient to tackle hills and on-ramps without causing undue anxiety. Like the three-cylinder, it mates up to a seven-speed gearbox, which is probably our favorite aspect of the powertrain thanks to its snappy shifts.

The most hardcore MINI is the JCW, with 301 horsepower from its blown four-cylinder. A plug-in hybrid is the best choice for those seeking some semblance of performance, but it doesn't come cheap – the most affordable way still costs north of $40,000. If you're willing to pay the cover charge, though, you can expect 221 horsepower from the three-cylinder, electric-motor powertrain. That's enough for 18 miles of electric range; beyond that, expect 29 mpg combined.

All-wheel drive is available on most models, which only further adds to the curb weight of this nearly two-ton MINI. That kind of weight naturally impacts handling, which is simply not in the same league as the Cooper. There's too much weight and height here to have any real fun in the technical corners. If you're not caning it, the Countryman rides fairly composed, though a touch on the harsh side.

Quirky, well-finished cabin. MINI interiors aren't cheaply made, but they don't enjoy the sort of obvious luxury touches that you'll find in the brand's BMW-branded sister cars. Case in point: the Countryman rides on the BMW X1 platform, but the interior feels a step down from the diminutive Bavarian machine. MINI's trim and materials are more on par with Buick; nice, but not overtly so. We're happy to say everything is screwed together well.

Front and center in the MINI's circular center stack – a tradition-tinged relic from when the brand mounted its TV-sized speedometer there – is a 6.5-inch touchscreen. That's on the small side at this point; most competitors run screens that measure at least eight inches. Thankfully, MINI relegates their small screen to just the base model. Upper trims sport an 8.8-inch screen.

Both infotainment systems feature Apple CarPlay, but Android users are out of luck because MINI doesn't offer any such compatibility. Other features include satellite radio, while the bigger screen also boasts navigation.

Seating is comfortable up front thanks to excellent bolstering and thigh support. Headroom is the best among any MINI, as we'd expect from the biggest model in the lineup. Backseat passengers don't have too bad, either: its 37 inches of legroom is decent for a car in this class.

Cargo space is decent for the segment, coming in nearly 48 cubic feet with the rear seatbacks folded.

Questionable value. The MINI Countryman is offbeat, funky, and a generally whimsical choice among a crowd of otherwise rather vanilla compact crossovers. But how much are you willing to pay to make such a statement?

The cheapest Countryman begins at around $27,000 or so. That sounds like a fair deal until you realize that you'll be getting a dearth of features (there's little besides the 6.5-inch touchscreen, which itself is hardly notable) as well as the weak-chested, three-cylinder engine. Getting into the cheapest four-cylinder requires shelling out over $32,000. Keep in mind that buys no additional amenities, just more horsepower.

The most desirable powertrains are the hybrid and the JCW, but both cost around $40,000 to start and top out closer to $50,000 with all the options. We think that's absurd. For that money, you can buy any number of larger crossovers that wear properly premium nameplates and come with all the expected amenities.

So where does that leave the MINI? Occupying a lonely, no man's land between cheaper, more practical runabouts like the Honda HR-V and Subaru Crosstrek and the more expensive luxury models such as the Mercedes GLA and BMW X1 and X2. The Mazda CX-30 might be the closest competitor thanks to its upmarket aspirations and its surprisingly agile chassis, but the price is far less dear than what MINI is asking for the Countryman.

If you're set on this XL-sized MINI, take our advice, and don't spring for the expensive JCW or hybrid. The sweet spot in the lineup is the S trim with its perky turbo-four. Within the S line, we'd opt for the Signature trim. It boasts enough amenities to feel premium but doesn't hit with the same sticker shock of the upper trims.

Final thoughts. The Countryman is relatively spacious and charismatic, but the lack of dynamism and the high prices give us pause. After all, is a rather slow MINI worth the same price as a more competent Mercedes GLA? What about the premium you'll have to pay over something like the competent Mazda CX-30? We're just not sure the math adds up with this big MINI.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.5L I-3 / 136 HP / 162 ft.lbs.
Transmission
7-spd Steptronic auto-shift man
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
26 / 33 / 29 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.5L I-3 / 136 HP / 162 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
26 / 33 / 29 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
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
$61
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
47.6 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
97 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
169.7 "
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
3,443 Lbs.
Wheel Base
105 "
Turning Radius
18.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Black Aluminum / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Black Aluminum / 19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Stripe / Clearcoat Two-tone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Bumpers
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
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
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
Center
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
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
2 / 5
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
Front
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 / Parking Assistant With Front & Rear Pdc Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
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

Used 2022 MINI Countryman for Sale

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Cooper S
Color: Black
Price

$28,998

Mileage

17,353 mi

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BMW of Downtown Los Angeles (11 mi)

Phone: (323) 583-1901
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Cooper S
Color: Black
Price

$29,965

Mileage

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BMW of Downtown Los Angeles (11 mi)

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