2022 MINI Countryman vs. Its Competition

2022 Mini Countryman
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Under the skin, the Countryman shares its bones with the comparatively conservative X1.

If the Countryman is just too full-flavored, the BMW is a good choice.

We also very much like the Audi Q3, which seems to do just about everything right.

Mercedes’ latest GLA isn’t very spacious, but it’s stylish and offers some luxurious options.

Nearly as flavorful as the Countryman, the XC40 from Volvo is a high-personality crossover that’s available in a useful, if expensive, electric version.

And don’t count out the Fiat 500X if your budget is closer to the Mini’s base price.

It’s a remarkably nice small SUV that’s often overlooked.

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Quick Specs
6.2
The 2022 Mini Countryman is the most practical Mini around, even if it’s not the most fun.
6.3
The 2022 Audi Q3 parks in the small-SUV space, but fills it to the lines with technology and safety.
6.2
The 2021 BMW X1 is an appealing crossover with hatchback moves, but keep a lid on options for the better value.
6.8
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest and least expensive SUV in its lineup, and a welcome entry to the brand.
7.0
The 2021 Volvo XC40 is a high-personality compact crossover with plenty of features for the money.
5.6
Though not perfect, the 2021 Fiat 500X is a characterful, stylish choice that is often discounted.
MSRP From     
$29,100$34,900$35,400$36,230$33,700$26,215
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 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
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     
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
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     
Auto-Shift ManualAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
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