The 2022 MINI Cooper Countryman is being introduced to the North American market at just the right time. It is not only the right size, but it is compact, too — just what the millennials need, a MINI Cooper SUV.
Like many other car manufacturers, the makers of the 2022 MINI Cooper Countryman have only made minor changes to the vehicle. The features that have been working well in past models have not been altered. The few changes in the Countryman that are standard include a lane departure warning, LED headlights, and a complimentary one-year subscription to Sirius XM satellite radio. The newer Boardwalk Edition, a limited production vehicle, will be available as an all-wheel or front-wheel drive.
This Limited Boardwalk Edition Countryman will be easy to spot on the roads because it comes with a distinctive Deep Laguna metallic/glossy paint on a darkish background with its prominent 18-inch wheels.
The 2022 MINI Cooper Countryman comes with 3 tiers of powertrains, starting with 134 hp turbocharged 3 cylinders. A better option for some, perhaps, is the Cooper S, which has a more powerful 189 Hp turbo 4-cylinder engine. Experts recommend the Cooper S with its 4-cylinder engine as it provides an additional 55 hp over the standard 3 cylinders of the slightly larger-than-normal size of the 2022 MINI Cooper SUV.
The interior of the 2022 MINI Cooper Countryman is made of high-quality fabrics and has comfortable seating, even for passengers seated in the back. The interior has many storage pouches to store personal items and your coffee mug.
All S models come with a panoramic roof, black leather seats, supportive and heated front seats, dual-zone climate, passive entry, and parking sensors. If you are going to be driving on slippery terrain or in wet conditions, you may want to choose an all-wheel drive model, which gives better traction. Other features of the 2022 MINI Cooper Countryman include a 6.5-inch state-of-the-art infotainment system and an 8.8-inch display for navigation. Apple Car Play capability is an option, as is self-parking assistance. There is also an option for a complete driver assistance package that will permit a heads-up display and adaptive cruise control.
Like all other MINIs, the Countryman is best suited for inner-city driving for small families. The cargo space in the rear is just enough for one small suitcase. While the plug-in hybrid offers the best fuel efficiency, the thriftiest among the non-hybrids is the 3-cylinder MINI Cooper that offers 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
WHAT WILL BE THE COST OF THE COUNTRYMAN?
The base price of the 2022 MINI Cooper Countryman will be $29,950, with the Boardwalk Edition starting at $39,215, and the Cooper S E plugin hybrid bringing the highest cost at $42,350. As with all MINIs, the 2022 MINI Cooper Countryman comes with powertrain warranties for 4 years or 50,000 miles, great corrosion coverage, and covered scheduled maintenance for 3 years or 36,000 miles.