2015 MINI Countryman

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Key Specs

of the 2015 MINI Countryman. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Distinctive Mini design
  • Relatively roomy interior
  • S and John Cooper Works acceleration
  • Braking
  • Gas mileage

The Bad

  • All-wheel drive not offered on base model
  • Prefers premium gasoline
  • Backup camera not offered
  • Steering feel

Notable Features of the 2015 MINI Countryman

  • Seats five
  • Four doors
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Available turbo four-cylinder (S)
  • LED lights now available

2015 MINI Countryman Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The 2015 Countryman sports a few updates, outside and inside.

Exterior
The Countryman's exterior changes are subtle. Grille changes amount to the addition of horizontal ribs -- a single chrome one with a red S on the Cooper S version, a red one with corresponding logo for the John Cooper Works version and two matte-silver ribs on the base Cooper trim level. LED fog, parking and daytime running lights are now standard on Cooper S and JCW but optional on the Cooper.

Once optional, accent trim on the front and rear aprons and side sills are now standard on each ALL4 all-wheel-drive trim level except the JCW. The accents become an option on the front-drive models as well for 2015.

New metallic paint choices include Jungle Green, Midnight Grey and Starlight Blue. A new Piano Black Exterior treatment is also available.

Interior
Last revised lightly for 2013, the Countryman's interior changes little for 2015. All trims have adopted the John Cooper Works' gauge face color of anthracite. Mini says it has improved "acoustic comfort."

In case you didn't catch it, Mini discontinued the Countryman's center rail console option for the backseat, though it remains in the front, for 2014. As a result, all Countrymans are now five-seaters. The backseat's two segments can be slid forward and back in a 60/40 split. The backrests fold in a 40/20/40 split.

Under the Hood
As before, the Countryman comes with front- or all-wheel drive in the Cooper and Cooper S ...

Vehicle Overview

The 2015 Countryman sports a few updates, outside and inside.

Exterior
The Countryman's exterior changes are subtle. Grille changes amount to the addition of horizontal ribs -- a single chrome one with a red S on the Cooper S version, a red one with corresponding logo for the John Cooper Works version and two matte-silver ribs on the base Cooper trim level. LED fog, parking and daytime running lights are now standard on Cooper S and JCW but optional on the Cooper.

Once optional, accent trim on the front and rear aprons and side sills are now standard on each ALL4 all-wheel-drive trim level except the JCW. The accents become an option on the front-drive models as well for 2015.

New metallic paint choices include Jungle Green, Midnight Grey and Starlight Blue. A new Piano Black Exterior treatment is also available.

Interior
Last revised lightly for 2013, the Countryman's interior changes little for 2015. All trims have adopted the John Cooper Works' gauge face color of anthracite. Mini says it has improved "acoustic comfort."

In case you didn't catch it, Mini discontinued the Countryman's center rail console option for the backseat, though it remains in the front, for 2014. As a result, all Countrymans are now five-seaters. The backseat's two segments can be slid forward and back in a 60/40 split. The backrests fold in a 40/20/40 split.

Under the Hood
As before, the Countryman comes with front- or all-wheel drive in the Cooper and Cooper S trim levels and with all-wheel drive only for the John Cooper Works. Six-speed manual transmissions are standard and a six-speed automatic is optional. Each trim level gets its own power spec from the 1.6-liter four-cylinder: The Cooper has 121 horsepower, and different levels of turbocharging give the Cooper S 181 hp and the John Cooper Works 208 hp.

Safety
The 2015 Countryman has six airbags and the required antilock brakes, electronic stability system and tire-pressure monitors but lacks more ambitious active-safety features. Arguable safety features include adaptive turning lights and rear backup sensors. A rearview camera is still not available.


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Not Mean to have Children in the back seat

by Yessi from Monterey Park, CA on August 5, 2018

I got my Mini Countryman new in 2015 and I just loved it and I still do, fast forward to now 2018 I have a 1yr old baby and every time I get him out of the car seat he is drench in sweat even though I ... Read full review

(5.0)

My most prized possession!

by Nickicashew from New York, NY on July 2, 2018

This car suits me perfectly. This is my 3rd Mini - I've been a loyal customer for many years. First I owned the convertible. As much fun as it was to have, it wasn't practical. There was very little ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 MINI Countryman currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 MINI Countryman Cooper

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Overall evaluation
good
Retraints and dummy kinematics
good
Structure and safety cage
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
acceptable
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by MINI

Program Benefits

Inspection by MINI Technician, 24/4 Roadside Assistance, covered by a MINI Certified Pre-Owned Protection Plan, backed by the nationwide network of MINI Dealers.

  • Limited Warranty

    5 Years / Unlimited Miles or 6 Years Unlimited Miles

    Covers your vehicle for 1 year with unlimited miles after the expiration of the 4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty. That’s coverage for up to a total of 5 years with unlimited miles from the vehicle’s original in service date. Additional plans are available to extend your vehicle’s coverage up to a total of 6 years with unlimited miles. Every MINI CPO also comes with 24/7 Travel Protection through MINI Roadside Assistance coverage for 1 year with unlimited miles.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a Rigorous Inspection.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Countryman received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker