• (5.0) 4 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $17,031–$30,411
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 27-29
  • Engine: 121-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2016 MINI Countryman

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 MINI Countryman

What We Don't Like

  • All-wheel drive not offered on base model
  • Prefers premium gas
  • Backup camera not offered
  • Steering feel

Notable Features

  • Five-seat four-door crossover SUV
  • Turbo or non-turbo four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • John Cooper Works performance version available

2016 MINI Countryman Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Countryman serves as Mini's four-door entry in the small-crossover segment. Mini also offers a two-door version in the Paceman. As a crossover SUV, the Countryman has a taller stance than regular Mini cars and offers all-wheel drive.
All models use a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, and S and John Cooper Works versions are turbocharged. The Countryman competes against small SUVs like the BMW X1 and Buick Encore.

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New for 2016
A new Park Lane Package includes metallic gray and red exterior paint and unique interior trim.
Significant Standard Features

  • 121-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Heated, power side mirrors
  • Large central speedometer
  • Cruise control
  • Front sport seats
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Split-folding backseat
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 181-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder (S)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Cloth/leather or leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Harman Kardon stereo
  • Navigation system

John Cooper Works Countryman
The John Cooper Works performance version of the Countryman is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that makes 208 hp and 192 pounds-feet of torque. (Mini says the engine can briefly boost turbo pressure during hard acceleration to achieve 207 pounds-feet of torque.)
What's Special

  • Six-speed manual transmission; available six-speed automatic with shift paddles on the steering wheel
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • High-performance brakes
  • Sport suspension and 18-inch wheels
  • Sport exhaust system

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Consumer Reviews


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Responsive - Stylish - Spacious cockpit.

by Mini Me from Fort Myers Florida on October 12, 2017

This Vehicle can make the quick trip to the grocery store to pick up dinner for the night or is a great weekend long distance get away driver. It has pick up in town and on the highway, and drives... Read Full Review

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4 Trims Available

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2016 MINI Countryman Safety Ratings

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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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