MINI Cooper Countryman Owner’s Guide

Up against other SUVs you may not immediately realize that the MINI Cooper Countryman is a crossover, but that’s exactly what it is. The Countryman is MINI’s crossover SUV model that’s been dubbed the most adventurous MINI yet. 

If you’re ready to hit the trail, keep reading to find out more about what it’s like to drive a MINI Cooper Countryman in Austin.

The MINI Cooper Countryman Model Essentials

What if a MINI Cooper wasn’t so miniature? The answer is the MINI Cooper Countryman. It has the distinction of being the largest MINI Cooper to date. It can fit five passengers and luggage, which is why MINI Cooper is positioning the Countryman as the model that will take you anywhere.

MINI Cooper Countryman Performance 

MINI Cooper’s are known for their zippy, go kart-like handling, but the Countryman takes things in a new direction. You can still expect the peppy performance along with driving capabilities you’d have with an SUV. There is one drawback to the added size and weight. Since the Countryman standard model doesn’t add any power it’s going to be a little more sluggish. If you want to go faster from a start you can upgrade to the Countryman S model or go with the optional all-wheel drive.

The latest MINI Cooper Countryman model has the following performance specs: 

  • TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder direct-injection engine with double VANOS 
  • 134 horsepower 
  • 0-to-60 in 9.3 seconds 
  • 162 lb-ft torque 
  • 26 city/ 33 highway MPG
  • 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Various driving modes
  • Automated emergency braking
  • Pre-conditioning warm up function 
  • Active Driving Assistant
  • Adaptive cruise control (available)

MINI Cooper Countryman Pricing

With an MSRP of just $29,600 the biggest MINI Cooper has a pretty small price tag. But if you decide to add extra features like all-wheel drive the cost will quickly push up past $30,000. Drivers that decide to go with the Countryman S model will pay $31,900 starting. 

Tech Features in the MINI Cooper Countryman Model

The newest Countryman model has gotten the same technical upgrades that have been seen recently in other MINI Coopers. MINI Cooper’s engineers put a lot of focus on making the digital instrument cluster easier to use. They also upped the entertainment factor with new features that help your MINI Cooper Countryman sync with devices and share media.  

The MINI Cooper Countryman comes with tech features like:  

  • 8.8” touchscreen display
  • 6.5” entertainment screen
  • Voice control
  • Dynamic digital instrument cluster
  • Turn-by-turn navigation system
  • Forward collision warning system
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Lane departure warning 
  • City collision mitigation
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Self-parking assist (optional)
  • Interactive steering wheel 
  • LED headlights
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Harman/Kardon audio system (available)
  • Bluetooth streaming
  • USB-C ports

MINI Cooper Countryman Repair in Austin

In terms of repairs, the Countryman isn’t any different than other MINI Cooper models. They tend to have the same weak links as the standard MINI Cooper Hardtop. At our shop in Austin we come across three common MINI Cooper Countryman repairs:

  • Clutch prematurely wears
  • Power steering pump failure
  • Electric door lock malfunctions

Common MINI Cooper Countryman Maintenance in Austin

The MINI Cooper Countryman is also similar to other models in its maintenance needs. Regular maintenance should start at 10,000 miles with the following: 

  • Vehicle safety inspection
  • Oil change
  • Tire Rotation
  • Brake check
  • Change the cabin microfilter (30,000 miles)
  • Replace the brake and transmission fluid (30,000 miles)

If you need MINI Cooper Countryman service in Austin German Auto Center is your neighborhood shop. We provide dealership quality without the inflated prices. Call today to learn more about MINI Cooper Countryman repairs, performance upgrades or maintenance services.