MINI promises the Countryman will have the best fuel economy in its class, and according to the EPA's ratings, it's among the most fuel-efficient crossovers available today.
The standard Cooper Countryman and its 120-hp four-cylinder are rated at 27/35 mpg, when the manual gearbox is specified. Opt up to the automatic, and the rating drops to 24/30 mpg.
On the Cooper S Countryman, the EPA sets official numbers at 26/32 mpg and 25/32 mpg, respective to transmission choice.
With the ALL4 version, fuel economy of 25/31 mpg is achieved with the six-speed manual. The six-speed automatic lowers that to the gas mileage of the Countryman family: it's 24/31 mpg.