When we compare the 2021 BMW X1's and the 2021 MINI Countryman's specifications and ratings, the 2021 BMW X1 has the advantage in the areas of reliability, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The 2021 MINI Countryman has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. Based on this comparison of the 2021 BMW X1's and the 2021 MINI Countryman's specifications and ratings, the 2021 BMW X1 is a better car than the 2021 MINI Countryman.
2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 MINI Countryman Pricing
A used 2021 BMW X1 ranges from $26,090 to $37,501 while a used 2021 MINI Countryman is priced between $24,866 to $37,166.
2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 MINI Countryman Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 BMW X1 loses 43.4 percent of its value and the 2021 MINI Countryman loses 38.8 percent of its value. This means the 2021 MINI Countryman retains 4.6 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 BMW X1.
2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 MINI Countryman Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X1 is 8.6 out of 10 while the MINI Countryman's quality rating is 7.6 out of 10. This results in the BMW X1 being ranked 1 out of 13 Best Luxury Subcompact SUVs and the MINI Countryman being ranked 9 out of 20 Best Subcompact SUVs.
2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 MINI Countryman Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW X1 is 7.2 out of 10. For the MINI Countryman the reliability rating is 7.1 out of 10. This gives the BMW X1 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the MINI Countryman.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 BMW X1’s base engine makes 228 horsepower, and the 2021 MINI Countryman base engine makes 134 horsepower. The X1 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, while the Countryman is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon. Both have a highway range of 531 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/subcompact SUVs, the 2021 BMW X1 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The 2021 MINI Countryman has the advantage in the area of rear leg room. The 2021 BMW X1 and 2021 MINI Countryman are comparable in regards to front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The 2021 BMW X1 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.