2021 MINI Countryman vs. Its Competition

2021 Mini Countryman
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

This is the province of the turbo-4 crossover.

The 2021 Mini Countryman shares its bones with the BMW X1 and X2 and has a more conservative, or less quirky, style inside and out.

The GLA tempts with AMG upgrades, while the Audi Q3 comes with a new entry-level variant, but efficiency exceeds performance here.

The XC40 is the tentpole between the quirky Mini and the classical German, and it compels as an electric vehicle too.

The lone Fiat left in the U.S.

comes with standard all-wheel drive and is the budget buy without feeling too basic.

2021 Mini Countryman2021 MINI Countryman
2021 Audi Q32021 Audi Q3
2021 BMW X12021 BMW X1
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 2502021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
2021 Volvo XC402021 Volvo XC402021 Fiat 500X2021 FIAT 500X
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The 2021 Mini Countryman trades some of its small car driving charm for a roomier interior.
The 2021 Audi Q3 is bulky but not brash, with good tech and space inside for passengers and gear.
The 2021 BMW X1 is an appealing crossover with hatchback moves, but keep a lid on options for the better value.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest and least expensive SUV in its lineup, and a welcome entry to the brand.
The 2021 Volvo XC40 is a high-personality compact crossover with plenty of features for the money.
Though not perfect, the 2021 Fiat 500X is a characterful, stylish choice that is often discounted.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
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-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsSmall SUV 4WDLarge CarsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
Cooper FWDPremium 40 TFSI quattrosDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleGLA 250 SUVT4 FWD MomentumPop AWD
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Auto-Shift ManualAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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