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2013 Buick Encore

2013 MINI Cooper Countryman

  2013 Buick Encore 2013 MINI Cooper Countryman FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $23,232 $20,240
23/33 25/35
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Bottom Line The 2013 Buick Encore does nearly everything a pint-sized premium crossover should do--minus a few dozen horsepower, that is. Read Full Review The biggest MINI, the Countryman adds crossover flexibility to the lineup without diluting the fun-to-drive factor too much. Read Full Review
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  • More back-seat room than expected
  • Quiet at almost any speed
  • Lots of standard features, including IntelliLink
  • Mod two-tone interior options
  • Good cargo space, in any configuration


  • Styled in two acts
  • Narrow interior space
  • Sluggish, even before AWD
  • EPA figures just on par with bigger utes


  • Uniquely MINI
  • Better interior trim
  • Rear seat is more than usable
  • Custom-build options galore
  • Connectivity features


  • Electric steering feel
  • Automatic lacks paddles
  • Amorphous rear end
  • Cluttered dash and controls
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