2019 MINI Cooper Countryman vs. Its Competition

2019 MINI Cooper Countryman
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

A Mini with a manual transmission is never a bad idea, but in the Countryman it’s out of place.

Thankfully, an automatic is a no-cost option in most models and it’s a good idea here.

2019 MINI Cooper Countryman2019 MINI Cooper CountrymanGet Your Price2019 Audi Q32019 Audi Q3Get Your Price2019 BMW X12019 BMW X1Get Your Price2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA ClassGet Your Price2019 Volvo XC40 First Drive2019 Volvo XC40
2019 Fiat 500X2019 FIAT 500XGet Your Price
Quick Specs
5.8
The 2019 Mini Countryman is a fun-to-drive crossover with sharp looks, cool interior, and a good hybrid powertrain—and none of it comes cheaply.
6.2
The 2019 Audi Q3 whispers “GTI” in the ears of brand-conscious drivers—but it’s, like, discreet about it.
5.7
The 2019 BMW X1 crossover is the right shape and the right price for entry luxury buyers willing to overlook some flaws.
5.4
The Mercedes-Benz GLA merges hatchback size with crossover functionality and luxury appointments, with better-than-average results.
6.7
The 2019 Volvo XC40 upends tradition—and traditional style—in mostly acceptable ways, and kicks off the car-subscription era with a stylish bang.
5.6
The 2019 Fiat 500X is a stylish crossover SUV that’s outclassed in some ways.
MSRP From     
$26,900$34,700$34,950$33,950$33,700$24,490
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDLarge CarsSmall Station WagonSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Station Wagon
Style Name     
Cooper FWD2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWDsDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleGLA 250 SUVT4 FWD Momentum120th Anniversary Edition AWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2019 MINI Cooper Countryman vs. 2019 Audi Q32019 MINI Cooper Countryman vs. 2019 BMW X12019 MINI Cooper Countryman vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class2019 MINI Cooper Countryman vs. 2019 Volvo XC402019 MINI Cooper Countryman vs. 2019 FIAT 500X