2020 MINI Cooper Countryman vs. Its Competition

2020 Mini Cooper Countryman S E All4
Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

Despite its kitschy image, the Countryman competes with subcompact crossovers from true luxury brands like the stylish Audi Q3.

The BMW X1 and X2 share a platform with the Mini, and offer Bavarian brand bravado in two different packages.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is on its last legs before being redesigned, but still comes with a three-pointed star on the hood.

Finally, the Volvo XC40 offers usable space and one of our favorite interiors in a city-friendly package.

2020 Mini Cooper Countryman S E All42020 MINI Cooper Countryman
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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Quick Specs
6.0
The 2020 Mini Countryman packs British charm and driving fun in a high-quality package that’s priced like a true luxury crossover SUV.
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.
6.2
The 2019 BMW X2 is the stylish and sporty sibling to the X1. It sacrifices some utility for its looks and drivability.
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The 2019 Volvo XC40 upends tradition—and traditional style—in mostly acceptable ways, and kicks off the car-subscription era with a stylish bang.
MSRP From     
N/A$34,250$34,700$34,950$36,400$33,700
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/ASmall Station WagonSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDLarge CarsMid-Size CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
N/AGLA 250 SUV2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWDsDrive28i Sports Activity VehiclesDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleT4 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A55555
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
N/ASport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSports Activity CoupeSport Utility
Transmission     
N/AAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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