Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE has a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t be concerned about a stiff ride, although the SE is still relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can be an excellent bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you get for the money. Finally, the SE can be obtained with a wide range of options, in order to pick and choose those that are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs may be most of the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 Mini Countryman. Coming off a redesign just this past year, the 2020 Mini Countryman is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and lots of options to decide on from.
As has been the case for a while, you can get the 2020 Mini Countryman with a four-cylinder engine or a stronger V6, or you may get the miserly 2020 Mini Countryman Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 Mini Countryman is comfortable and compliant. 2020 Mini Countryman also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 Mini Countryman with a little bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2020 Mini Countryman provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you choose one of the upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to select from along the way.
The 2020 Mini Countryman can be as competent because they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content helps it be supremely easy to drive. If you’re trying to find something with a little more class and space when compared to a small sedan, the 2020 Mini Countryman might you need to be the sedan for you.
The 2020 Mini Countryman is the bottom trim. It includes a relatively light load of features that features 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 Mini Countryman Safety Sense, which really is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the next rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and an automobile alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a number of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a more impressive 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Many of the features on the upper trim levels can be put into the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL speakers along with a built-in navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 Mini Countryman stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is straightforward to fold down to suit longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to create a lot of people happy. Loading an automobile seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good but not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but includes a hard, slippery floor, so they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The 2020 Mini Countryman features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles ensure it is an easy task to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s quite simple to mount an automobile seat, with obvious and easily accessible lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s room enough so the front seat need not be scooted entirely forward.