2016 MINI Countryman Overview
The 2016 MINI Countryman is the larger sibling of the better-known MINI Cooper. The Countryman has increased cargo space and comfortable seating for five, making it practical for a family without detracting from MINI’s fun-to-drive attitude. Available in four trim levels, including the souped-up John Cooper Works, the Countryman has something for everyone.
What’s New for the 2016 MINI Countryman?
Given that the Countryman received a fairly hefty makeover for 2015, the 2016 carries over mostly unchanged. The main difference with the new model is the addition of the Park Lane package. The package is named after one of London’s ritziest streets, and offers “Earl Grey” paint, an Oak Red roof with matching hatch and hood stripes, 18-inch dark grey wheels, Oxide Silver and Cross Stripe Grey interior accents, and Park Lane badging. The package is available on all models save the John Cooper Works.
2016 MINI Countryman Park Lane Package Photos
2016 MINI Countryman Exterior
Borrowing its classic looks from the MINI Cooper, the Countryman’s retro appearance makes it stand out on the road. As is synonymous with MINI vehicles, the design possibilities are practically endless. Choose from racing stripes on the hood, chrome accents, a dual-pane sunroof, roof rails, black headlamps, nine available tire designs, and more. No matter your style, you can easily flaunt it with this vehicle.
2016 MINI Countryman Exterior Photos
Exterior available on the Cooper
- Heated mirrors and washer jets, Rain sensors and auto headlights, Rear window defroster, Speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers, Power exterior mirror control
Exterior available on the Cooper S
- Dual Split Tailpipes, Chrome Fuel Filler Cap Cover, Rear Spoiler
Exterior available on the Cooper S All 4
- All 4 Exterior Styling
Exterior available on the John Cooper Works
- Sport Dual Split Tailpipes, Anthracite Headliner
2016 MINI Countryman Performance
The 2016 Countryman is fitted with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. This combination produces 121 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque in the Cooper; 181 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque in the Cooper S and Cooper S All 4; and 208 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque in the John Cooper Works.
2016 MINI Countryman Efficiency
Despite its increased size, the 2016 MINI Countryman still offers decent fuel economy. The Cooper model yields 27 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, and 30 mpg combined; the Cooper S is good for 26/32/29 mpg city/highway/combined; and the Cooper S All 4 and John Cooper Works each earn 25/31/27 mpg city/highway/combined.
2016 MINI Countryman Interior
Inside, the 2016 MINI Countryman is as customizable as it is outside. Choose from base or sport seats; leatherette, leather/cloth, or all-leather seats; and features like a black checkered dash surface, chrome line interior, and anthracite headliner. The rear seat offers ample room for passengers to ride comfortably, and when that seat is folded down, the Countryman boasts 42.2 cubic feet of cargo space.
2016 MINI Countryman Interior Photos
Interior available on the Cooper
- Rear Bench 3 Seats, Leather 3-spoke Steering wheel, Easy Load Luggage Compartment, Height adjustable headrests, Climate Controlled Glove Box, 6-way adjustable seats, Automatic Speed Volume Control, Plug and Play auxiliary input jack, 6 speakers with AM/FM, HD Radio Technology, On-board computer
Interior available on the Cooper S
- 6-way adjustable Sports seats, Aluminum Foot Pedals
Interior available on the Cooper S All 4
- Same as Cooper S
Interior available on the John Cooper Works
- Leather Sport Steering Wheel, Shifter and Brake Leather Boot
2016 MINI Countryman Safety
The Countryman has all the safety features you’d expect, such as front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, driver and front-passenger knee airbags, stability control, and antilock disc brakes. Although the 2016 has not yet been assessed by the NHTSA or IIHS, the latter named the 2015 Countryman a Top Safety Pick thanks to its top-notch performance in all five crash tests—including the notoriously tricky small overlap front test.
Standard Safety Features
- 7 Airbags
- Breakaway Engine
- Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
- Anti-Lock Braking System
- Advanced Crumple Zone
- Cornering Brake Control
- Side-Impact Door Beams with interlocking anchoring system
- Engine Immobilizer