2014 MINI Cooper Countryman Review

OVERALL RATING 3.9 of 5.0
  • Performance
    4.2 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.5 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.4 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.5 of 5.0
06 Jun 2014
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The MINI Cooper is one of the most famous cars. It is compact and fast. Moreover, the car is very economical. Let’s look at what the manufacturer is offering with the all new 2014 MINI Cooper Countryman:

Engine Specifications

The MINI Cooper is famous for its small size and powerful engine. The engine of the 2014 MINI Cooper Countryman is not as big as of most cars.  Surprisingly even then, the engine produces immense power. In fact, the 2014 MINI Cooper Countryman produces more power than standard Coopers.

The engine across the board for all MINI Coopers is an Inline type with four cylinders. The capacity of this engine is 1.6-liters. But do not let the small size of this engine fool you. The MINI Cooper engine produces the most horsepower for its size.

Performance

The performance of the 2014 MINI Cooper Countryman is without a doubt impeccable. The economical Inline-4 engine produces a staggering 121 ponies and 118 pounds of torque per feet. The peak horsepower of 121 is achieved at 6000 RPM.

In spite of the immense power that it produces, it is surprisingly fuel efficient. If you are driving within the city, you can get up to 28 miles to a gallon. On the other hand if you frequently drive on the highway, you can get up to 35 miles per gallon.

Transmission

The transmission option across all 2014 MINI Cooper Countryman cars includes two variants. Mainly, the Cooper comes equipped with a 6 speed manual transmission. The manual transmission is also equipped with Over Drive. However, you can also choose an automatic transmission for your convenience. The Cooper is available in two drive train options.

If you wish, you can get a MINI Cooper that has an All Wheel Drive. This car will provide you with incredible handling, especially with the traction and stability controls. Of course, you can also opt for the Front Wheel Drive option. Regardless of the drive train option you choose, you are sure to love how the 2014 MINI Cooper Countryman handles.

Interior Design

The 2014 MINI Cooper Countryman is a very small car by the looks of it. However, the interior is quite spacious. You can easily seat up to 5 passengers in the car. This leaves room for some cargo space once you lift the hatch. You can easily get more space by folding in the rear seats.

The best aspect of the seating arrangement of the 2014 MINI Cooper Countryman is the leg room. In most cases, small cars do not provide substantial leg room. However, you will find sufficient leg room in the rear and front seats.

Exterior Styling

The exterior styling of the 2014 MINI Cooper Countryman is pretty much the same as the previous model. This is because MINI aims to retain the classic styling of the Cooper brand. Even so, the company has managed to blend in some new elements to the design.

Safety Features

The 2014 MINI Cooper Countryman is a great car in terms of safety. The car is equipped with 5 types of air bags. Moreover, the braking system is ABS and the lights run in day time as well. The handling of the 2014 MINI Cooper Countryman is impeccable as the car is equipped traction control. The Cooper is also equipped with a tire pressure monitor and stability control. In short, the car is very safe and works perfectly as a small family car.