2019 MINI Countryman vs. Audi Q3 vs Jeep Renegade vs Subaru Crosstrek

If you’re like many smart shoppers, the MINI Countryman has caught your eye with its striking styling, versatile performance, and spacious interior. Perfect for those living active lifestyles, the MINI Countryman can be equipped with capable ALL4 all-wheel drive to help you tackle even the harshest weather conditions.

To help illustrate why the MINI Countryman is an excellent choice, we’ve assembled this informative comparison guide that puts the Countryman up against rivals from Audi, Jeep, and Subaru. Let’s see exactly how the MINI Countryman performs.

MINI Countryman vs Jeep Renegade

2019 MINI Countryman Cooper S
2018 Jeep Renegade
2019 MINI Countryman Cooper S ALL4 VS 2018 Jeep Renegade Limited 4X4
189 ✓ Horsepower 180
207 lb ft ✓ Torque 175 lb ft
Standard ✓ Power Sunroof Optional
Optional ✓ Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available
21 / 30 / 24 City/Hwy/Combined MPG 21 / 29 / 24
4 Years / 50,000 Miles ✓ Basic Warranty Coverage 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles ✓ Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance Coverage 2 Years / 4 Visits Total
16.1 gallons ✓ Fuel Tank Capacity 12.7 gallons

Next up to challenge the MINI Countryman is the Jeep Renegade. Despite the Jeep’s reputation for powerful off-road capability, the Countryman actually delivers greater horsepower and torque figures than the Renegade. Even with superior performance, the MINI Countryman provides greater highway fuel economy and matches the less-powerful Renegade in city and combined ratings. The Countryman also has a massive 16.1 gallon fuel tank, which allows drivers to stop less frequently on extended road trips.

Shifting our focus towards premium features, it’s clear that drivers will have far more options when choosing the MINI Countryman. Perfect for enjoying a drive on a gorgeous sunny afternoon, the Countryman comes standard with a power sunroof to fill the cabin with natural lighting and fresh air. This feature is an expensive option on the Renegade. Similarly, the Countryman can be equipped with helpful adaptive cruise control. Jeep does not offer this feature on the Renegade.

The final categories in which the MINI Countryman shines are basic warranty coverage and complimentary scheduled maintenance. Drive with complete confidence from knowing that your MINI Countryman delivers greater warranty protection than the Jeep Renegade. While the Renegade offers up to four visits over the course of two years, it cannot match the exceptional 3 years or 36,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance coverage offered by MINI.

MINI Countryman vs Audi Q3

2019 MINI Countryman
2018 Audi Q3
2019 MINI Countryman Cooper S ALL4 VS 2018 Audi Q3 Premium Quattro
$31,400 ✓ MSRP $35,000
21 / 30 / 24 ✓ City/Hwy/Combined MPG 20 / 28 / 23
40 / 20 / 20 ✓ Rear Seat Folding 60 / 40
189 Horsepower 200
207 lb ft Torque 207 lb ft
18.7 feet ✓ Turning Radius 19.4 feet
40.4 inches ✓ Front Legroom 40 inches
37.6 inches ✓ Rear Legroom 31.1 inches
39.9 inches ✓ Front Headroom 36.9 inches
37.5 inches ✓ Rear Headroom 37.4 inches
3 Years / 36,000 Miles ✓ Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance Duration 1 Year / 10,000 Miles

Right from the start, the MINI Countryman begins this comparison with a $3,600 price advantage over the Audi Q3. While both vehicles share nearly identical performance numbers and come equipped with all-wheel drive, the Countryman outperforms the Q3 across all three fuel economy measurements. When it comes to value and efficiency, the obvious choice is MINI.

Other advantages for the MINI Countryman are found inside the cabin. Compared to the Audi Q3, the Countryman delivers greater headroom and legroom across both the front and rear rows of seating. If you enjoy extended road trips, drivers and passengers will find themselves with greater comfort inside the MINI. The Countryman also has a rear seat that’s split 40/20/20, giving you greater flexibility to carry cargo and passengers. Even with all of this versatility, the MINI Countryman offers a smaller turning radius than the Q3.

Lastly, Audi cannot match the outstanding complimentary maintenance program offered on all new MINI vehicles including the Countryman. MINI includes complimentary maintenance for 3 years or 36,000 miles — whichever comes first. Audi only offers 1 year or 10,000 miles, proving that MINI delivers greater value and peace of mind.

MINI Countryman vs Subaru Crosstrek

2019 MINI Countryman
2019 Subaru Crosstrek
2019 MINI Countryman Cooper S ALL4 VS 2019 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited
189 ✓ Horsepower 152
207 lb ft ✓ Torque 145 lb ft
Optional ✓ Dual Zone Air Conditioning Not Available
Rear Park Distance Control ✓ Parking Assist Not Available
Standard ✓ Power Sunroof Optional
Standard ✓ Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers Not Available
37.6 inches ✓ Rear Legroom 36.5 inches
4 Years / 50,000 Miles ✓ Basic Warranty Coverage 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles ✓ Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance Duration Not Available

As the final segment in this comparison, the Subaru Crosstrek steps up to challenge the MINI Countryman. Once again, the MINI Countryman dominates the competition in terms of performance. Subaru is not able to come close to matching the horsepower and torque figures offered on the Countryman.

Luxurious amenities found on the MINI Countryman are sure to appeal to buyers searching for premium comfort and tech features. Rain-sensing windshield wipers add confidence when driving in inclement weather and are included as standard on the Countryman. You’ll also enjoy peace of mind when maneuvering in or out of a tight space with standard Rear Park Distance Control on the Countryman. Subaru does not offer similar equipment on the Crosstrek.

Optional dual zone air conditioning and a standard power sunroof are two more advantages of choosing MINI over Subaru. Rear passengers are sure to appreciate the superior amount of legroom found inside the Countryman as well.

Finally, Subaru is no match for the 4 years or 50,000 miles of basic warranty coverage that’s offered by MINI. Countryman drivers will also be able to drive worry-free without the need to pay for scheduled maintenance for the first 3 years or 36,000 miles of ownership. This excellent benefit is not available at Subaru.

Winner – MINI Countryman

2019 MINI Countryman Rear Liftgate

Now that you’ve seen the results, the MINI Countryman emerges as the clear winner of this competitive comparison. Audi, Jeep, and Subaru are no match for the premium features, potent performance, superior warranty protection, and value offered by the MINI Countryman. MINI of Ann Arbor invites you to come experience all that the Countryman has to offer.


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