2018 MINI Cooper S Countryman
If you’re gearing up for adventure near Dallas and Arlington, a MINI crossover SUV may be just what you’re looking for! In this review, we’ll take you through the finer points and features of the 2018 MINI Cooper S Countryman, a subcompact SUV with plenty of space to go around.
At MINI of Arlington, we’re here to make car shopping easier for drivers across Fort Worth and Grapevine. If you have any questions as you’re reading our review, feel free to reach out to our team of auto experts!
Under the Hood
The Cooper S Countryman is one trim higher than the base, and it has an upgraded engine to match. Under the hood, you’ll find a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, good for 189 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. The engine comes paired with an eight-speed sport automatic transmission, and you can add paddle shifters if you like.
The MINI Cooper S Countryman is a step above when it comes to zipping quickly around town or on the highway, especially when weighed down by a full cabin of passengers or lots of cargo. Test drivers have found steering to be incredibly sharp and responsive, making for a more satisfying cruise through town.
Interior: A Versatile Cabin
As a crossover SUV, the MINI Cooper S Countryman has more interior space to play with than the average MINI car. Despite its small size, tall drivers and passengers will feel right at home, with nearly 40 inches of headroom and just over 40 inches of legroom in the front row.
Most adults will find the backseat a comfortable fit, too. In the rear, headroom and legroom each measure roughly 37.5 inches, giving the average-sized person plenty of space to relax and stretch out. Trunk volume behind the backseat comes to 17.6 cubic feet –perfect for packing up luggage for your next trip!
And that’s not all. Fold the rear seatbacks, and you’ll see cargo volume grow to 47.6 cubic feet. With space like that, you can pack up all kinds of gear for your next out-of-doors adventure near Dallas and Grapevine!
As you’re cruising the streets of Arlington and Fort Worth, the 2018 MINI Cooper S Countryman can help keep you in tune with the world around you in more ways than one with MINI Connected. A standard 6.5-inch screen or optional 8.8-inch touchscreen is housed in that distinctive circular binnacle, lending chic style to the dash.
With the technology package, you’ll get the 8.8-inch touchscreen and many added features. They include:
● Apple CarPlay™,a convenient, intuitive way to integrate your smartphone’s functions and apps with the vehicle touchscreen. Make calls and manage music without taking your eyes off the road.
● Head-Up Display,showing important information like vehicle speed and area speed limits where you can see it.
● Navigation, giving you easy-to-follow maps and step-by-step directions to your destination.
Test Drive the Countryman
We hope you enjoyed our 2018 MINI Cooper S Countryman review. If you like what you’ve read about so far, we encourage you to set up a test drive at MINI of Arlington.
When you visit our dealership, you’ll find a team of dedicated MINI experts who can help you understand all the features and capabilities of the MINI Cooper S Countryman. With their assistance, you can feel confident about choosing the right MINI car for you!