Rivervale Compare the New MINI Countryman and MINI Clubman
The MINI name was taken over by BMW in 2000, who retained some of the iconic Mini features from the 1960’s and added in a whole load of technology to bring the MINI into the new century. The result is a retro feeling car with plenty of personality and all the modern-day features in a car we have all grown to love.
The MINI range has been steadily expanding over the years, meaning there is a MINI to meet any driver’s needs. Our Account Manager Rob looked at the New MINI Countryman and MINI Clubman to see how they compare.
The 2017 countryman is the biggest MINI to date, providing a family SUV and an alternative to the Nissan Qashqai and Ford Kuga. The MINI Clubman provide a car about town with compact proportions perfect for little parking spaces, whilst still seating 5 adults comfortably.
Features of the Countryman and Clubman
The Clubman and Countryman both provide the following features as standard on the Cooper model:
- DAB Digital Radio
- MINI Connected
- MINI Navigation
- Multi-function steering wheel
- Cruise control with brake function
- Front fog lights
- Auto headlights and wipers
- Countryman also provides silver roof rails as standard
MINI Clubman and Countryman Comparison
|MINI Clubman||MINI Countryman|
|Engine||3-Cylinder 1.5 litre petrol||3-Cylinder 1.5 litre petrol|
|0-62mph Time||9.1 seconds||9.6 seconds|
|Wheels as Standard||16" alloy wheels||16" alloy wheels|
|Boot Space||360 litres||450 litres|
Additional features can be gained by upgrading the trim level. The Chili trim level adds comforts such as automatic air con, front sports seats, heated front seats and larger 17” alloy wheels. The John Cooper Works Pack includes the added features of the Chili pack along with exclusive John Cooper Works aerodynamic kit, sports steering wheel and 18” alloy wheels.
Outside of the Trim level choices there is a wealth of packs to add on such as the media pack or MINI tech pack to make your MINI exactly what you need. You can tailor your MINI to your own requirements even further by adding optional extras such as Head-Up Display, Park Assist, Reversing Camera, or Heated Front Windscreen.
Which MINI would you choose?
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20 June 2017
Written by Natalie Faughy