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2012 MINI Cooper S Countryman
2012 MINI Cooper S Countryman
Available Price Range $11,417-$19,225 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 28-29 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 MINI Cooper S 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

The 2012 Mini Cooper S Countryman might just be the way to bring both fun and practicality right to your household's driveway. After all, this Mini has four doors and is bigger than a Mini Cooper, so that helps already, right? Even though the Countryman is technically a crossover, it's still a Mini. If you have a family that's larger than four people, the Countryman won't ... Read full review for the 2012 MINI Cooper S Countryman

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Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 17 reviews

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Wonderful Buggy

by MiniMom from Maryland on January 9, 2012

So glad we bought another! We had an ALL 4 2011 and liked it so much we bought another. Worth every penny. Its just the right size for us and handles beautifully. We can not wait to get in it everyday... Read Full Review

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

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