2016 MINI Countryman

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2016 MINI Countryman
2016 MINI Countryman

Key specs

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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 gas
  • Backup camera not offered
  • Steering feel

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Five-seat four-door crossover SUV
  • Turbo or non-turbo four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • John Cooper Works performance version available

2016 MINI Countryman review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Countryman serves as Mini’s four-door entry in the small-crossover segment. Mini also offers a two-door version in the Paceman. As a crossover SUV, the Countryman has a taller stance than regular Mini cars and offers all-wheel drive.
All models use a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, and S and John Cooper Works versions are turbocharged. The Countryman competes against small SUVs like the BMW X1 and Buick Encore.

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New for 2016
A new Park Lane Package includes metallic gray and red exterior paint and unique interior trim.
Significant Standard Features

  • 121-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Heated, power side mirrors
  • Large central speedometer
  • Cruise control
  • Front sport seats
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Split-folding backseat
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 181-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder (S)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Cloth/leather or leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Harman Kardon stereo
  • Navigation system

John Cooper Works Countryman
The John Cooper Works performance version of the Countryman is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that makes 208 hp and 192 pounds-feet of torque. (Mini says the engine can briefly boost turbo pressure during hard acceleration to achieve 207 pounds-feet of torque.)
What’s Special

  • Six-speed manual transmission; available six-speed automatic with shift paddles on the steering wheel
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • High-performance brakes
  • Sport suspension and 18-inch wheels
  • Sport exhaust system

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Dream car as good as it looks!

This car is a joy to drive. I've wanted one for years and finally took the plunge...I'm so glad I did! Don't let the small size fool you...it's roomy!


Fun to drive!

I purchased the used 2016 Mini S Countryman All Wheel Drive in March 2019. It is a great car for everyday commuting, with a lot of options including leather seats and sunroof. I did about 10k miles (currently at 33k). It has a sportive driving at low fuel consumption. Lots of fun to drive with great mechanics and reliability of a German car.


Owned it for a week and its a nice car

I've owned it for a week and i liked the car, but i havent driven it much because of problems with the dealership itself. But its very comfortable, the seats hug you and people of different heights have sat in it since ive gotten it cause im a small person and its a small car, and they all say the same. Its very stylish and you can buy custom fitted inserts on Amazon that go into all of the cup holders and side door panels as well as a ton of other mini branded merch to add little upgrades or style improvements for the car which I like. It drives like a zippy little go-kart and the turbo packs a punch for the small engine size making it easy to speed. I would recommend this car 10/10. But because I haven't owned it long cannot attest to reliability, or value for money due to the dealership issues.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by MINI
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 5 years/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles after the expiration of the 4-year/50,000-mile MINI new-car limited warranty
Dealer certification required
Roadside assistance
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