MINI USA unveiled the pricing for its latest model, the 2017 Countryman. Starting at just $26,100 in the US, the new Sports Activity Vehicle is claimed to be the best equipped MINI ever. The price applies to the Cooper model and does not include the $850 shipping and handling fee. Chip in another $2,000 and you can get all-wheel drive on the Cooper as well.
You might want to upgrade though, as even though the Cooper models might come with plenty of premium standard features, they still lack where it counts, under the hood. The 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine they come with is decent but for those looking for more speed and fun, the Cooper S might be a better choice.
Coming with a 2-liter 4-cylinder mill making 189 HP, the Cooper S will start at $29,100, a jump that is worth taking. The same $2,000 difference separates the front-wheel drive model from the all-wheel drive one, the Cooper S ALL4 starting at $31,100, excluding shipping and handling as well. Unfortunately, the pricing for the probably most attractive model in the range, the Cooper S E hybrid, wasn’t announced just yet, MINI wanting to wait and get a little closer to the launch date in 2017.
As far as standard features go, every Countryman will come equipped with things such as an expansive Panorama Sunroof, Sensatec Leatherette Upholstery, Comfort Access keyless entry, MINI Connected infotainment system with 6.5-inch high-resolution display, Rear View Camera with guidelines, Rear Park Distance Control (parking sensors), Bluetooth supporting Telephone, Audio Streaming, and Siri Eyes Free, Automatic Headlights and Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, Fore-and-Aft Sliding Rear Seats with Reclining and 40:20:40 Split-Folding Backrests and 17-inch light alloy wheels (Cooper).
Models with ALL4 all-wheel drive also come standard with heated seats. Cooper S models (with and without ALL4) come with standard LED headlights and daytime running lights, bolstered sport seats, and 18-inch light alloy wheels.