According to a Creators.com MINI Countryman review, “The Countryman is the MINI’s least mini model.” We like to think of it as MINI – maximized. This plug-in hybrid has ample room for five (yes, even if you’re in the back), and with 17.2 cubic feet of space, you can even bring your stuff along for the ride. Leave the rear passengers at home, and you have 46.4 cubic space to work with. What else do you need to know about the big MINI?
The MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid Basics
This MINI hybrid houses the regular 1.5 liter three-cylinder engine, capable of 134 horsepower. This is coupled with a 7.6 kilowatt battery/motor. Combined output is 221 horses and 284 ft-lb of torque. More than respectable!
Now, the hybrid’s range is not spectacular, and that is a common theme of many a MINI Countryman review. It runs about 12 miles on electric power alone. After that, the 1.5 kicks in to power the vehicle. Remember, though, that MINI was founded on fuel efficiency back in 1959, so you’re looking at up to 28 mpg city and 38 mpg highway…. More than respectable!
If fuel economy and range are your primary goals in a plug-in hybrid, there are arguably better choices on the market. The Countryman, however, offers that distinct MINI look and feel, and it is superior in terms of build and design than subcompact competitors.
And it’s a manual! Hey, if you love to drive a manual, this is a huge benefit. It’s one of the only vehicles of its kind with this type of transmission. This car is simply a joy to drive and is packed with all the MINI charm you expect.
Visit Braman MINI of Palm Beach, Florida to learn more about the plug-in Countryman. We’re happy to answer all of your questions.Category: MINI Countryman