The 2019 BMW X1 is mechanically related to the Mini Countryman, but doesn’t offer a manual transmission.
If you think the looks of the Mini might wear thin on you, the BMW is a good option.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is a competent tall hatchback, but its interior doesn’t feel as considered as the Mini’s.
We like the Volvo XC40, and its “subscription” model may appeal to new-car buyers wary of dealerships.
The Audi Q3 is new for this year and we’ll update this space once we’ve tested it.
The Fiat 500X offers similar quirky looks, but it’s far less expensive than the Mini and not as fun to drive.
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|2019 MINI Cooper CountrymanBrowse Used Listings||2019 Audi Q3Browse Used Listings||2019 BMW X1Browse Used Listings||2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA ClassBrowse Used Listings||2019 Volvo XC40Browse Used Listings||2019 FIAT 500XBrowse Used Listings|
|21 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4||Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Mid-Size Cars||Compact Cars||Large Cars||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small SUV 4WD|
|Cooper FWD||2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro||sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle||GLA 250 SUV||T4 FWD Momentum||120th Anniversary Edition AWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel|
|Sport Utility||quattro Sport Utility||Sports Activity Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2019 MINI Cooper Countryman vs. 2019 Audi Q3||2019 MINI Cooper Countryman vs. 2019 BMW X1||2019 MINI Cooper Countryman vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class||2019 MINI Cooper Countryman vs. 2019 Volvo XC40||2019 MINI Cooper Countryman vs. 2019 FIAT 500X|