Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,681 - $11,831
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
121-181
Seats
4
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,681 - $11,831
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
121-181
Seats
4

MINI Countryman Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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Ranks #20 Compact SUVs by Owners

Ranks #5 Compact SUVs by Experts

Ranks #5 Compact SUVs by Fuel Economy

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Top Critical Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.4 Comfort 3.5 Styling 3.6 Value 3.3

Editor's Overview

The 4-door Mini Cooper Countryman is 15 inches longer and half a foot taller than the standard Mini Cooper. It also offers four more inches of rear legroom, a much more viable cargo area and...

MINI Countryman Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2012 MINI Countryman Owner Reviews

4.03
32 Reviews
41% 31% 22% 3% 3%
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Great reliable, fun, and safe car; a mini tanker.

2012 MINI Countryman

The care has great performance, a strong durable and reliable car that does not feel like it will fall apart despite the size. Going over any speed bump, sinkhole, etc. feels like you are in a mini military tank. It is great on gas, and cost very little to fill up, but drains gas quicker when placed on sport mode. It is small but has speed. The car tells you exactly how many miles your gas tank has left based on your speed continuously. I love the Harmon/kardon system installed in the car, and the Bluetooth option makes it a lot safer to talk on the phone. Behind the driver and passenger side is a little ledge so you are able to store certain items. You also have the option of XM radio with a paid subscription. Although the car is a small coupe, there is a lot of trunk space. The only complaints I have is the key fob sensor can be a little faulty; at times it will not allow me to unlock the trunk. The other key fob stopped working altogether, ; costing at least 200 dollars to replace. The second issue is the roof of the car seems a bit too low; but that is not something that can be fixed.

- Alexandra M

They're great, they handle well, and they last for a while.

2012 MINI Countryman

I thing the car performs really well, it is handling is amazing even a higher (technically illegal speeds) and the wheel does not shake a all like in the Toyota's I have. Gas mileage is pretty great both on the main road and in the city. It is a lot roomier than you think it would be. There are a couple of downsides mostly due to maintenance, but luckily you don't have to do that very often. But because it is imported parts they're more expensive, oil changes are more expensive. And the thing that I wasn't expecting is that mini coopers are apparently to small for spares and so they use a tire called run flats, which are like $150-$200 a tire.

- Joseph B

MY BLUE MINI COUNTRYMAN BRYAN

2012 MINI Countryman S

My Mini Countryman is great! I have never had performance issues with this vehicle. My countryman is blue and he has always worked great. I learned how to drive stick shift in this car. It's a great smooth ride that I would highly recommend. A bonus, if you live near a mini dealership, when you take it in the be serviced, the key works as a diagnostic and tells the technician what's wrong when it is plugged into a computer. I would highly recommend a mini to anyone looking for a fun car to ride around town in or go on road trips. The great gas mileage and customizable abilities really allow you to make this car YOUR car.

- Megan H

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$21,750
$25,350 - $27,050

Horsepower

Horsepower
121 hp
181 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.6L OHC 16
1.6L OHC 16

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.4 in.
40.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 in.
39.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.8 in.
33.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
37.5 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
205/55R17 - 225/45R18
205/55R17 - 225/45R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.2 in.
102.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.1 ft.
38.1 ft.

Length

Length
161.7 in.
161.8 in.

Width

Width
70.4 in.
70.4 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2954 - 3020 lbs.
3053 - 3252 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
121 hp
181 hp

Torque

Torque
114 ft. lbs.
177 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.4 gal.
12.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
28 - 31 mpg
27 - 29 mpg

City

City
25 - 27 mpg
23 - 26 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 - 35 mpg
30 - 32 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
(Not Rated)

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety