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MINI Countryman vs Audi Q3 vs Jeep Renegade vs Subaru Crosstrek
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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 come 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 against each competitor.

MINI Countryman vs Jeep Renegade

2020 MINI Countryman Cooper S
2020 Jeep Renegade
2020 MINI Countryman Cooper S ALL4 VS 2020 Jeep Renegade Limited 4X4
$33,900 MSRP $28,145
189 ✓ Horsepower 177
207 lb-ft ✓ Torque 200 lb-ft
Standard ✓ Power Sunroof Optional
23 / 31 / 26 City/Hwy/Combined MPG 23 / 29 / 26
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

First up to challenge the MINI Countryman is the Jeep Renegade. First, you might make some assumptions with its lower price compared to MINI’s Countryman. However, you’ll see that the reason for their difference in price is supported by the amount of power, service, and features the Countryman offers. Despite Jeep’s reputation for powerful off-road capability, MINI’s Countryman actually delivers greater horsepower and torque figures than the Renegade. Complementing its superior performance, the Countryman also provides greater highway fuel economy. The Countryman comes equipped with 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.

The final categories in which the MINI Countryman shine 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 a 2-year span, it cannot match MINI’s exceptional 3 years or 36,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance coverage. With all these advantages, it’s easy to see how the Countryman pays for itself to make up for the price.

MINI Countryman vs Audi Q3

2020 MINI Countryman
2020 Audi Q3
2020 MINI Countryman Cooper S ALL4 VS 2020 Audi Q3 Premium Quattro
$33,900 ✓ MSRP $34,700
23 / 31 / 26 ✓ City/Hwy/Combined MPG 19 / 27 / 22
40 / 20 / 20 ✓ Rear Seat Folding 60 / 40
18.7 feet Turning Radius 19.2 feet
40.4 inches ✓ Front Legroom 40 inches
37.6 inches ✓ Rear Legroom 36.1 inches
40.5 inches ✓ Front Headroom 39.6 inches
37.5 inches Rear Headroom 37.6 inches
3 Years / 36,000 Miles ✓ Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance Duration 1 Year / 10,000 Miles

As soon as this comparison starts, you can see that the MINI Countryman shows an $800 price advantage over the Audi Q3. While both vehicles come equipped with all-wheel drive, the Countryman outperforms its competitor 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 its surprisingly comfortable cabin. Compared to Q3, the Countryman delivers comparable if not greater headroom and legroom across both front and rear seating rows. If you enjoy extended road trips, Countryman’s drivers and passengers will find themselves with greater comfort inside. The Countryman also has a rear seat that’s split 40/20/40, giving you greater flexibility to carry cargo and passengers. Even with all this versatility, the MINI Countryman offers a smaller turning radius than Audi’s 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

2020 MINI Countryman
2020 Subaru Crosstrek
2020 MINI Countryman Cooper S ALL4 VS 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Limited
$33,900 MSRP $27,395
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

In this comparison’s final segment, we compare the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek with our 2020 MINI Countryman. Once again, the MINI Countryman has a higher price but dominates its competition in a number of areas that boost the difference. First, we see Countryman’s advantage over Subaru’s Crosstrek in terms of performance. The Crosstrek doesn’t come close to matching either the horsepower or torque figures the Countryman possesses.

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, which might explain its “lower” price.

Winner – MINI Countryman

2020 MINI Countryman Rear Liftgate

Now that you’ve seen the results, it’s obvious the MINI Countryman emerges as the 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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