2011 MINI Countryman S ALL4 Review Car Reviews

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Yes you want to own it, but can you afford to?

FAST

1. Over a foot longer and an extra 5-inches between the the Countryman has room for four some actual cargo

2. Base models get a 121-hp while the Cooper S gets a and 181-hp.

3. The Countryman is the first to feature all-wheel drive, is only available on the top-level S model.

4. Pricing starts at with Cooper S models at and the Cooper S All4 at $26,950.

that, the Countryman is something definitely want to own, you drive it – and only if you opt for the top Cooper S with its turbocharged 4-banger. naturally larger than the hardtop MINIs, the Countryman is too and adds about 400-lbs. the same engine found in the Cooper S, that translates to acceleration that’s definitely but will never wow you with

TURBOCHARGED COOPER S MODEL A

Front drive models are a quicker due to a curb weight around 200 lbs lower, but the added is a small price to pay for extra whether for poor weather or finding some dirt to have some fun on. Called the system defaults to front-wheel and only adds power to the when necessary. When is detected up to 50 percent of the engine’s is set to the rear wheels and in extreme all of the engine’s power will hit the tires so you can drift the tail end – that’s extremely fun on such a package with the sort of steering that gives you behind the wheel.

From a fun-to-drive perspective, from being a little in the acceleration category, the Countryman is an hoot. Fuel economy suffer much either, and for a especially one that’s this fun, it’s impressive. Our model with the turbo is at 24/31-mpg, which is almost the you’ll get.

The down-on-power non-turbo Cooper gets just 24/30-mpg the auto-trans, a huge difference the stick shift base at 27/35-mpg.


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FUN AND FUNCTIONAL

At a minimum 12.2 cu-ft of cargo which is enough for groceries for a of four. If you’re looking for room in the back, the seats can forward 5.1-inches for a total of cu-ft, but then rear-seat is compromised. Total cargo is rated at 41.2 cu-ft the rear seats folded

Even without the seats there’s space between to slide longer items Unfortunately this can also you really get to hear loose sliding around back

Access to the rear is through a liftgate that opens at the For such a small car it opens high and even gives clearance for those in the six-foot to walk underneath. It opens by on the MINI logo on the rear but in with the rest of MINI’s ergonomics the handles to close it are to reach.

TYPICALLY FRUSTRATING ERGONOMICS

Inside the ergonomics nightmare with MINI’s trademark switches. The latest annoyance noted is that when got a travel mug in the cup holder it blocks to most of the lower controls, the window controls. But proof all hope it not lost, the rear window controls are actually in a location and operate as they

Included in our test car is the new $1,000 Connected system, and we’ve comfortable enough with it to yet another poor example of the little chrome joystick is to touch and should probably be in some sort of high-grip material.

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