2020 MINI Countryman

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

169.8” x 61.3”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Fun to drive
  • Upscale fit and finish
  • Excellent visibility
  • Distinctive design

The bad:

  • Road noise
  • Base engine is underpowered
  • No height-adjustable seat belts
  • Multimedia controller placement
  • Pricey

6 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2020 MINI Countryman trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • More powerful John Cooper Works model makes 301 hp
  • Bigger battery pack, longer all-electric range (plug-in hybrid)
  • Five-seat subcompact SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Customizable, personalizable

2020 MINI Countryman review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Mini Countryman?

The Countryman, a five-seat subcompact SUV, is Mini’s largest model. It comes with a choice of turbocharged engines and front- or all-wheel drive. The base Countryman has a 134-horsepower, turbo 1.5-liter three-cylinder, the S gets a 189-hp, turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder, and the performance-oriented John Cooper Works gets a new 301-hp, turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Mini also sells the S E Countryman, which has a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Competitors include the Audi Q3 and BMW X1.  

What’s New on the 2020 Mini Countryman?

S and higher versions now have LED foglights and headlights, and the performance-focused John Cooper Works model gets a boost in power with a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 301 hp that teams with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, front-drive models have a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, while all-wheel-drive versions use an eight-speed automatic. The plug-in hybrid S E Countryman gets greater battery capacity that increases its EPA-estimated all-electric range on a full charge from 12 to 17 miles. 

What Features in the 2020 Mini Countryman Are Most Important?

With a powertrain for any preference, including a plug-in hybrid, the largest Mini has plenty of style and technology to stand out in the crowded class. 

Should I Buy the 2020 Mini Countryman?

With sporty handling, stylish European looks and various customization options, there isn’t much else in the class like a Mini. It can get expensive with all the option packages, however.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Funnest car I’ve ever owned.

Largest small car I’ve driven and great car for today’s times. Small enough to save money with today’s fuel prices yet big enough to carry everything needed to travel with family.


The Mini Countryman is a great vehicle, but...

I acquired a Mini Countryman S, and it is a really fun vehicle! It has an engine and styling by engineering partner BMW, a Japanese transmission, and is assembled in the Netherlands. Here comes the BUT....be sure to at least be in the S (sport) level. The standard vehicle just does not produce the power that this larger and heavier vehicle needs. Also. be aware that this vehicle has a double clutch. Be sure you understand what that is before investing in this type of car. I personally wanted a car with personality that I would not see a million clones of on the road, such as the ubiquitous Nissan Rogue. There are some quirks I could do without, like the goofy accent lighting and counter intuitive door handles and hard to get used to gear stick. But there are attractive trim level upgrades that make this a fantastic vehicle, as well as some standard features...like the panoramic sunroof and roof rails. I suggest the sport seats, the power lift boot gate, the JCW steering wheel and Mini Connect. The Premium package is a great choice. I don't personally care for the ALL4 (4 wheel drive), as it's a 3k upgrade that I didn't find worth the extra money when driving an ALL4. My vehicle has the extremely fun paddle shifters, combine it with Sport Mode, and this car is the epitome of a total blast! Reliability you say? I was worried about that too, as like many car brands MINI is notorious. Well, they are changing perceptions. Routine Maintenance is included, paired with a decent warranty and the option to buy additional mechanical coverage...not a bad deal for 22 bucks a month for extended mechanical protection. I was seeking a smaller, stylish, zippy, sporty SUV with luxury finishes....and MINI fits that bill. Give MINI a try if you've never driven one!


Countryman JCW is amazing

I absolutely love this car!! I considered a BMW but a MINI has sooo much more personality. This car is vary fast but it has and awesome interior as well. Everything lights up fun colors and the entertainment system is top notch. With wireless carplay and wireless charging you never need to look at your phone.

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