2021 MINI Cooper vs. Countryman | MINI of Wesley Chapel

Which Model Best Fits Your Style?

2021 MINI Cooper vs. MINI Countryman

Side profile of a parked black MINI Cooper Clubman

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

Cooper Hardtop 4 Door

High Country 4WD at Wright Chevrolet Buick GMC in Pittsburgh, PA

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

1.5L Turbo Inline-3 Gas

136 hp @ 6500 rpm

162 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm

TRANSMISSION

6-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

Front-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

26/37

STARTING MSRP

$23,900

Countryman Cooper

High Country 4WD at Wright Chevrolet Buick GMC in Pittsburgh, PA

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

1.5L Turbo Inline-3 Gas

136 hp @ 6500 rpm

162 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm

TRANSMISSION

7-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

Front Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

26/33

STARTING MSRP

$29,100

Iconic, Stylish, and Truly MINI

The 2021 MINI Cooper hardtop 4 doors and the 2021 MINI Countryman are both stylish, fun to drive, fuel-efficient and well-equipped cars with a cuddly soft interior feel and adorable, idyllic exterior finish that even auto cognoscenti and style buffs will enthusiastically look at.

It comes as no surprise then that auto shoppers are often at a loss when choosing between the 2021 MINI Cooper vs. MINI Countryman.

If you’re shopping for a vehicle in Wesley Chapel, MINI of Wesley Chapel will help you make an informed buying decision about which model is the best choice for you.

We compare both models in the categories that matter most to shoppers to give you a leg up regarding vehicle purchases.

Ample Power to Take On Any Terrain

While both vehicles offer excellent overall driving dynamics, the main difference lies in the drivetrain. The MINI Cooper offers a choice between a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder with direct injection and a turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder. The three-cylinder delivers 134 horsepower and 162 lb.-ft. of torque, while the four-cylinder produces 228 horsepower and 236 lb.-ft. torque.

These specs make the MINI Cooper ideal for Wesley Chapel shoppers seeking driving fun and efficiency. On its part, the MINI Countryman offers the same three- and four-cylinder engines but ramps up engine capacity to a whopping 301 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. torque with the four-cylinder.

Although a front wheel is standard on both models, the MINI Countryman offers an available ALL4 all-wheel-drive system that makes it perfect for shoppers needing more confidence and better traction in watery, slippery road conditions.

A Blend of Fun and Individual Style

Both the Cooper and the Countryman feature a trend-conforming interior with well-appointed touches that culminate in a perfect space. As well as that, you’ll also find functional and style cues like the Union Jack LED tail lights on both models. However, the Countryman is ideal for drivers who need a fun car with a slightly more spacious and comfortable interior.

The MINI Cooper is also bigger due to its compact SUV origins, and as such, it is perfect for shoppers who desire greater flexibility. The Countryman models are also equipped with roof rails to allow you to safely secure items to the roof.

Along with these features, the Countryman also offers Comfort Access/Power Liftgate and available leather upholstery to enhance your driving experience. Overall, the characteristics of the Countryman make it perfect for shoppers looking for a vehicle with dynamic and comfortable features that allow them to embark comfortably and safely on any journey.

However, if you don’t feel right in a larger vehicle or require the extra space, the MINI Cooper will be a smart buy. The Cooper also takes a more conservative approach to luxury, offering Carbon Black Sensatec upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel as standard. So, if you prefer a small but stylish interior, it’s worth considering the Cooper model.

Find the Fun Factor Amidst Sophisticated Tech

As far as tech, you enjoy the same standard and available features regardless of which of the two vehicles you get. Both models are equipped with a 6.5-inch infotainment system that includes an impressive list of standard and available features while offering an easy-to-read interface that ensures a crisp, clear readout.

This allows you to feel the light of love and stay connected with friends and family by taking calls, sending texts, getting directions to your points of interest, or listening to your favorite songs. The infotainment system also comes with standard features like Bluetooth, a six-speaker sound system, and a USB port.

Cooper standard: a 6.5-inch display, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, and a USB port
Countryman standard: 6.5-inch display, Bluetooth, and two USB ports (you get two USB ports on the Countryman).

Much like in the tech department, both vehicles offer similar advanced safety features in a bid to keep you safe. This means you’ll get rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking as standard features. MINI considers your safety to be the most important and will never compromise it.

Driver’s seat view of a MINI vehicle’s steering wheel and infotainment system

Experience Both Models in the Comfortable Live Ambiance Our Showroom

If you’re still hesitant about which model is best for you, we would like to invite you to our showroom so you can feel the aura of both vehicles with all your senses.

If you’re considering an older model, we also offer the 2020 model year variants of both cars, including vehicles from the full range. So, whether you need the John Cooper Works convertible with standard 7 Speed Dual-Clutch automatic transmission, a plug-in hybrid, or desire the MINI Cooper in a Hardtop 2 body style, a visit to our showroom will certainly be worth your while.

If you’re a MINI fan seeking information about their products or need us to “contact me with offers or information” about MINI models, we would be delighted to assist you with whatever details you need to ensure a smooth buying experience.

MINI of Wesley Chapel, Wesley Chapel, FL, and our professional sales advisors look forward to welcoming you!