Inasmuch as the new 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman is among the most distinct and entertaining small crossover wagons, it falls short in terms of practicality within its price range. Whichever case, the new model is still energetic and comfortable as ever. The Cooper countryman release date should be expected sometime in the middle of 2017.
Some of its strengths include a highly customizable interior, impressive rear seat room, sharp handling, zesty performance, and fuel-thrifty engines. Otherwise, the new model is generally unchanged part from few add-ons and tweaks on both its interior and exterior surfaces.
Although it is still a pintsize vehicle in terms of its humble dimensions, the Mini Cooper countryman still offers unmistakable styling cues and charm that has continued to charm people ever since it debuted in the market. Despite the squared-off little crossover size, the model manages to offer some practicality for its backseat occupants which can only be compared to four-door vehicles.
Additionally, it offers an elevated ride height and an all-wheel drive system that make it a favorite for people living in snowy climes. The cargo volume, according to the automaker, is about double that of the regular Mini Cooper hatchback.
When we come to performance, those who feel the 121-hp generated by the base model to be pretty feeble, should opt for the spicier John Cooper Works and the S models, which offer a turbocharged engine under their hoods. The ride quality is cushy, the handling responsive, and the suspension sport-tuned. Customization possibilities, just like in the outgoing model, are seemingly endless.
2017 Mini Cooper Countryman Trims
Three trims are available for the five-passenger 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman: John Cooper Works, Cooper S, and base. Offered on the JCW as standard and an option on the Cooper S is the 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman ALL4 all-wheel drive system.
2017 Mini Cooper Countryman Interior Pictures & Exterior Photos
Some of the accessories and features available on the base Countryman include a six-way manually adjustable front seats, HD radio, a six-speaker audio system, split-folding rear seatbacks, automatic wipers and headlights, ambient interior lighting, an auxiliary audio jack, push-button ignition, automatic climate control, keyless entry, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a chilled glovebox, a CD player, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, leatherette upholstery, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and heated mirrors.
The 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman S automatic AWD SUV adds foglights, dynamic traction control, a turbocharged engine, an electronic limited-slip differential, front sport seats, and a different exterior trim.
Opting for the top-of-the-line 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman John Cooper Works model gets you special styling details, eighteen-inch wheels, a more powerful engine, cloth upholstery, a sport-tuned suspension system, and unique styling flourishes.
2017 Mini Cooper Countryman Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
A power output of 121 horsepower and 114 lbs. ft. of torque is offered by the 1.6L inline four-cylinder engine beneath the engine of the entry-level version. The front wheel drive is standard, as is the six-speed manual transmission system.
EPA estimates the fuel consumption of the automatic-equipped version should check in at 27/32/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 25/30/27 mpg with the manual.
The 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman Cooper S gives a satisfying performance thanks to the four-cylinder 1.6L turbocharged engine rated at 181 horsepower and 177 pounds-ft. of torque. The ALL4 version is optionally available with an all-wheel drive system. The front-wheel drive is standard.
Fuel economy with the ALL4 stands at 25/31/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 26/32/29 mpg with the front-wheel drive Cooper S Countryman.
The performance ante receives a shot in the arm thanks to the 1.6L four-cylinder turbocharged engine fitted under the hood of the 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman JCW, which is rated at 208 horsepower and 192 pounds-ft. of torque.
2017 Mini Cooper Countryman Price & Release Date
Rumors allege the vehicle will most probably go for sale sometime in the middle of 2017. The 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman MSRP for the John Cooper Work starts from $35,350, and $22,750 for the Countryman Wagon.