SUVs are almost everywhere, and statistics indicate that they’re not going anywhere in the near future. In fact, statistics suggest they now claim 43% of the market share in the United States alone, and whether you’re looking at compact models or the much larger variety, the chances are good that if you’re vehicle shopping, you’re at least considering a MINI SUV. After all, there are some pretty amazing options out there!
Sport Utility or Sport Activity Vehicle?
Most people are familiar with the SUV – or sport utility vehicle. It’s literally a cross between a car and a truck. That crossover can be more or less depending on the vehicle you’ve purchased. The sport activity vehicle, though, is a great choice, too. The goal here is that it offers not just passenger carry power, but also work and sport capabilities.
Meet the MINI Countryman JCW
By far the most expensive MINI, the John Cooper Works Countryman comes in at an entry level price of $41,900. It’s a Sport Activity Vehicle, and it has the same underpinnings and drivetrain as the Cooper and the Clubman. It’s set a bit higher, though, and it looks far more adventurous. It features a turbocharged 2.0 liter four cylinder engine with 301 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque.
It comes standard with MINI’s all-wheel drive system, and an eight speed automatic transmission. It can move from 0 – 60 in 5.1 seconds. Inside, you’ll find a nice trunk (47.9 cubic feet of room if you drop the rear seats), as well as the perfect combination of upscale and retro interior this brand is known for – an infotainment system along with toggle switches and small gauges.
Sport activity vehicle may not currently be in your vocabulary, but when you meet the MINI Countryman JCW, you’ll certainly want it to be part of your life.