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2016 MINI Countryman

$12,378 — $31,454 USED
Sport Utility
5 Seats
27-29 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.8) 6 reviews

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
2016 MINI Countryman exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 MINI Countryman
  • 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

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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.

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

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.

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

What drivers are saying

4.8
6 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.5)
(5.0)

Most fun and reliable car I owned

by NAte007 from San Diego ca on October 29, 2018

Great car and very fun to own Great on gas Great handling Great sound system Quick respond on speed Super spacious when the seats folds down Read full review

(4.0)

Stiff ride

by Piddy from Zebulon, NC on May 12, 2018

This vehicle is o pricey for the mileage on this 2016 Mini by BMW. Just not worth the premium price for a three year old vehicle. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 MINI Countryman currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 MINI Countryman has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by MINI

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 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

  • Powertrain

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    Yes

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program 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