When comparing the MINI Cooper's and the MINI Countryman's specifications and ratings, the MINI Cooper has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The MINI Countryman has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the MINI Cooper's and the MINI Countryman's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
MINI Cooper vs. MINI Countryman Pricing
A used 2011 MINI Cooper ranges from $5,341 to $13,504 while a used 2024 MINI Countryman is priced between $36,486 to $45,185.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the MINI Cooper’s base engine makes 121 horsepower, and the MINI Countryman base engine makes 134 horsepower. The Cooper is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 488 miles. The Countryman is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 515 miles.This gives the MINI Cooper the advantage in fuel efficiency and the MINI Countryman the advantage in maximum range. The Cooper uses gasoline, and the Countryman uses premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The MINI Countryman has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The MINI Cooper has the advantage in the area of front leg room.