2014 MINI Countryman

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2014 MINI Countryman
2014 MINI Countryman

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

161.7” x 61.5”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Distinctive Mini design
  • Relatively roomy interior
  • Easier backseat access than regular Cooper
  • Turbo's performance potential

The bad:

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

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Seats five
  • Four conventional doors
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • Available turbo four-cylinder (S)

2014 MINI Countryman review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat 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. All-wheel drive is available. Buyers have a choice of a normally aspirated four-cylinder engine or a turbo four-cylinder (S versions). The Countryman competes against the Volkswagen Tiguan and Nissan Juke.

(Skip to details on the: John Cooper Works Countryman)

New for 2014
Heated mirrors and washer jets are now standard. The unusual Center Rail sliding-console system has been replaced by standard dual cupholders for the backseat with a 12-volt power outlet.

A newly available City Package includes an alarm system, power-folding side mirrors, heated mirrors and washer jets, auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors, rear parking sensors and a proximity key. Also available for 2014 are interior and exterior John Cooper Works packages that add the sportier styling features of John Cooper Works models, but not their performance upgrades.

Exterior Highlights

  • Standard 17-inch alloy wheels; available 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Roof rails
  • Available sport suspension
  • Available dual-panel panoramic moonroof
  • Available adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights

Interior Highlights

  • Large center speedometer
  • Available sport seats
  • Simulated leather seats; available cloth or leather upholstery
  • Available heated seats
  • CD stereo; available Harman Kardon premium stereo
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Configurable ambient lighting
  • Available navigation system
  • Available Mini Connected iPhone integration with 6.5-inch screen

Under the Hood

  • 121-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 181-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder
  • Six-speed manual transmission; available six-speed automatic
  • Front-wheel drive; Cooper S Countryman can be fitted with Mini’s All4 all-wheel-drive system
  • Available electronically controlled limited-slip front differential

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows
  • Electronic stability system
  • Available rear parking sensors

John Cooper Works Countryman
A John Cooper Works version of Mini’s Countryman is available for buyers craving more performance. John Cooper Works models are powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that makes 208 hp and 192 pounds-feet of torque. (The engine, according to Mini, can briefly boost pressure when accelerating to achieve 207 pounds-feet of torque.)

  • Six-speed manual transmission; available six-speed automatic with shift paddles on the steering wheel
  • All-wheel drive
  • Zero-to-60 mph in 6.6 seconds, according to Mini
  • 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels
  • High-performance brakes
  • Sport exhaust system

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Weak engine, but fun and reliable car

The countryman is the perfect compromise for those who want a Mini and still want a workable amount of interior space. The gas mileage is insanely good, it's fun to drive, and you will be running laps past everyone at the stoplights because of how zippy it is. Parking is also never an issue, always lots of space, and easy to maneuver. My only two complaints are that maintenance tends to be expensive (when you factor in the gas savings though, I'd say it pays for itself) and the engine is weak. If you load even just a couple hundred pounds of passengers and cargo into it, it can drive for maybe an hour or so before the engine light kicks on and begs for mercy. I've never had this result in an actual issue that caused a breakdown or required us to pull over, and maintenance confirmed that there are no larger issues with my engine in particular. Turns out that it just limits its own engine power whenever it's struggling. But it is a bit annoying, especially on longer trips.


Dream car

I loved it, it’s beautiful and it was my dream car since I turned 18 years old... It’s modern even being an 2014 car!! I


Comfiest car!

Great upgrade, gets good gas mileage, and I love the sporty feel to it. The interior is perfect and has the comfiest seats. Everyone that comes into my car tells me!

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New car program benefits
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Roadside assistance
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