When we compare the MINI Countryman's and the BMW 1 Series's specifications and ratings, the MINI Countryman has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. The BMW 1 Series has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the MINI Countryman's and the BMW 1 Series's specifications and ratings, the MINI Countryman is a better car than the BMW 1 Series.
MINI Countryman vs. BMW 1 Series Pricing
A used 2013 MINI Countryman ranges from $7,981 to $16,936 while a used 2013 BMW 1 Series is priced between $9,986 to $22,999.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the MINI Countryman’s base engine makes 122 horsepower, and the BMW 1 Series base engine makes 230 horsepower. The Countryman is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 434 miles. The 1 Series is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 392 miles. This gives the MINI Countryman the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the BMW 1 Series. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The MINI Countryman has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The BMW 1 Series has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, front leg room and rear shoulder room.