2016 MINI Countryman

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$16,186–$29,242 Inventory Prices
(4.8) 5 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2016 MINI Countryman base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Distinctive Mini design
  • Relatively roomy interior
  • S and John Cooper Works acceleration
  • Braking
  • Gas mileage

The Bad

  • All-wheel drive not offered on base model
  • Prefers premium gas
  • Backup camera not offered
  • Steering feel
2016 MINI Countryman exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2016 MINI Countryman

  • 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 Overview

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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.

(Skip to details on the: John Cooper Works Countryman)
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 a...

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.

(Skip to details on the: John Cooper Works Countryman)
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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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
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(4.6)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Latest Reviews

(4.0)

Stiff ride

by Piddy from Zebulon, NC on May 12, 2018

This vehicle is o pricey for the mileage on this 2016 Mini by BMW. Just not worth the premium price for a three year old vehicle. Read full review

(5.0)

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

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 MINI Countryman currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 MINI Countryman has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by MINI

Program Benefits

Inspection by MINI Technician, 24/4 Roadside Assistance, covered by a MINI Certified Pre-Owned Protection Plan, backed by the nationwide network of MINI Dealers.

  • Limited Warranty

    5 Years / Unlimited Miles or 6 Years Unlimited Miles

    Covers your vehicle for 1 year with unlimited miles after the expiration of the 4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty. That’s coverage for up to a total of 5 years with unlimited miles from the vehicle’s original in service date. Additional plans are available to extend your vehicle’s coverage up to a total of 6 years with unlimited miles. Every MINI CPO also comes with 24/7 Travel Protection through MINI Roadside Assistance coverage for 1 year with unlimited miles.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a Rigorous Inspection.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Countryman received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker