The MINI Countryman's premium price might not reflect its diminutive size, a factor some alternatives don't have to deal with.
The BMW X1 is nearly as compact, but offers more powerful engines--as well as a very small back seat.
Range Rover's Evoque is a bit larger, too, and more expensive, but its design is less quirky and more beautiful, and its luxury is more luxurious.
The Volkswagen Tiguan and Acura RDX might be closer to natural rivalry with the Countryman, but neither offers the personality of the MINI, despite offering more space.
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|2014 MINI CountrymanBrowse Used Listings||2014 Acura RDXBrowse Used Listings||2014 BMW X1Browse Used Listings||2014 Land Rover Range Rover EvoqueBrowse Used Listings||2014 Volkswagen TiguanBrowse Used Listings|
|25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded I-4||Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
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|FWD 4-Door||FWD 4-Door||RWD 4-Door sDrive28i||5-Door HB Pure Plus||2WD 4-Door Manual S|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sports Activity Vehicle||5-Door||Sport Utility|
|Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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