A well equipped Cooper S Countryman with all-wheel-drive will be come in below $30,000. The starting price is just $550 over that over the Clubman, so it should appeal to Mini lovers that need a little more space.
The Countryman is based on the same platform as the BMW X1. In the US there are two versions, the Cooper Countryman that is powered by a 120-hp 1.6L and the Cooper S Countryman that is powered by the turbocharged 1.6L. Mini claims that the base Countryman will get up to 35 mpg, while the all-wheel-drive Cooper S Countryman will get 31 mpg.
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