What's New for 2013:
- John Cooper Works version
- Countryman coupe version
- Bluetooth connectivity is standard
- Satellite radio moves to options list
- Technology package is revised
The Mini Cooper Countryman is a crossover SUV available in Countryman, Countryman S, and Countryman John Cooper Works (JCW) variants. This is a compact crossover SUV with seating for 4 passengers, taking styling cues from the standard Cooper models. It has standard 17-inch aluminum wheels, and is available in 3-door Countryman coupe and 5-door Countryman body styles.Interior Features
Leatherette seats with a height-adjustable driver's seat are standard for the Countryman, along with air conditioning, ambient cabin lighting, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, trip computer, power windows, and power door locks with remote keyless entry. Bluetooth connectivity is included, along with a stereo featuring HD Radio, USB/iPod connectivity, and an auxiliary audio input jack.Optional Features
Buyers can upgrade a Countryman with myriad extras, including cloth or leather seats, automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, premium Harman/Kardon audio, Mini Connected technology, xenon headlights, and more. Mini also offers a variety of wheels, paint jobs, and interior trim from which to choose.Under the Hood
The 2013 Mini Cooper Countryman is equipped with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 121 horsepower and 114 lb.-ft. of torque. Power is delivered to the front wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Countryman S model has a turbocharged version of the 1.6-liter engine, generating 181 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque (192 lb.-ft. with the "Overboost" function engaged), the latter available between 1,600 and 5,000 rpm. This model can be equipped with a manual or automatic transmission, and is offered with an ALL4 all-wheel-drive system.
During the 2013 model year, Mini will launch a John Cooper Works version of the Countryman that is expected to deliver 208 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,900 and 5,600 rpm (221 lb.-ft. with the "Overboost" function engaged). The ALL4 system comes standard on the JCW Countryman.Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Mini Cooper Countryman are:
- Countryman with manual transmission: 27/35/30 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Countryman with automatic transmission: 25/30/27 mpg
- Countryman S with manual transmission: 26/32/29 mpg
- Countryman S with automatic transmission: 25/32/28 mpg
- Countryman S/JCW ALL4 with manual transmission: 25/31/27 mpg
- Countryman S/JCW ALL4 with automatic transmission: 23/30/26 mpg
In addition to 7 standard air bags, the Cooper Countryman is equipped with dynamic stability control and 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and cornering brake control. Traction control is optional, and the Countryman can be outfitted with rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, and reverse park-assist sensors.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not performed crash-test evaluations for the 2013 Mini Cooper Countryman, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) calls this crossover SUV a "Top Safety Pick."
Available Trims for the 2013 MINI Countryman SUV
||6 speed manual
|| 121-hp / 1.6L 4-cyl
||6 speed manual
|| 181-hp / 1.6L 4-cyl
|John Cooper Works
||6 speed manual
|| 208-hp / 1.6L 4-cyl
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