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2012 MINI Cooper Countryman
2012 MINI Cooper Countryman
Available Price Range $8,974-$17,950 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 31 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 MINI Cooper Countryman

Our Take

Introduced last year, the Mini Cooper Countryman serves as the brand's entry into the small-crossover segment. It has a taller stance and, unlike other Coopers, four conventional side doors and available all-wheel drive. Buyers have a choice of a normally aspirated four-cylinder engine or a... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • All-wheel drive not offered on base model
  • Risks offending Mini purists

Notable Features

  • New Mini Yours personalization options
  • Four conventional doors
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available turbo four-cylinder (S)
  • FWD or AWD

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in October 2010 about the 2011 Mini Cooper Countryman. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2012, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. When Mini entered the market in 2002, its Cooper coupe appealed to Americans with its style and size at a time when bigger was st... Read full review for the 2012 MINI Cooper Countryman

Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 7 reviews

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Love it!

by Roodie from Oregon on January 9, 2012

I have had my 2012 Countryman for about two months now and absolutely love it! It is so fun and it gets great gas mileage. I have been averaging about 33 mpg, but should get better as the engine break... Read Full Review

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2012 MINI Cooper Countryman.


Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

36mo/36,000mi

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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