When comparing the FIAT 500L's and the MINI Countryman's specifications and ratings, the FIAT 500L has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and base engine power. The MINI Countryman has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the FIAT 500L's and the MINI Countryman's specifications and ratings, the MINI Countryman is a better car than the FIAT 500L.
FIAT 500L vs. MINI Countryman Pricing
A used 2020 FIAT 500L ranges from $15,799 to $22,011 while a used 2020 MINI Countryman is priced between $19,998 to $32,950.
FIAT 500L vs. MINI Countryman Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the FIAT 500L loses 48.1 percent of its value and the MINI Countryman loses 38.8 percent of its value. This means the MINI Countryman retains 9.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the FIAT 500L.
FIAT 500L vs. MINI Countryman Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the FIAT 500L is 6.9 out of 10 while the MINI Countryman's quality rating is 7.6 out of 10. This results in the FIAT 500L being ranked 15 out of 28 Best Hatchbacks and the MINI Countryman being ranked 9 out of 20 Best Subcompact SUVs.
FIAT 500L vs. MINI Countryman Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the FIAT 500L is 7.0 out of 10. For the MINI Countryman the reliability rating is 7.1 out of 10. This gives the MINI Countryman a slight advantage in reliability compared to the FIAT 500L.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the FIAT 500L’s base engine makes 160 horsepower, and the MINI Countryman base engine makes 134 horsepower. The 500L is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 396 miles. The Countryman is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 531 miles. This gives the MINI Countryman the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the FIAT 500L. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The FIAT 500L, a compact car, 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 MINI Countryman, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front leg room and rear leg room.