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Key specs of the base trim
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- Fun to drive
- Upscale fit and finish
- Excellent visibility
- Distinctive design
- Road noise
- Base engine is underpowered
- No height-adjustable seat belts
- Multimedia controller placement
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
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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.
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The 2020 MINI Countryman currently has 2 recalls
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