The 2014 MINI Countryman has some unique advantages in the gas mileage department compared to most crossovers. Its compact size and attendant relatively light weight make it easier, and more efficient, to move around.
The result is an EPA rating of up to 28 mpg city and 35 mpg highway for the base engine and manual transmission combo; the automatic drops it to 25 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. The Cooper S Countryman with front-wheel drive scores 26 mpg city and 32 mpg highway (manual) or 25/32 mpg city/highway (automatic).
The most capable Countryman, the Cooper S ALL4, and the quickest Countryman, the John Cooper Works, both rate 25 mpg city and 31 mpg highway (or 23/30 mpg with the automatic).