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2011 MINI Countryman Trims

Base

Avg. Price: $19,957

All-new this year, the 2011 MINI Countryman Base crossover SUV represents the quirky British manufacturer's first foray into larger vehicles. With four full doors and plenty of space for passengers and gear, the 2011 Countryman Base provides a way for MINI enthusiasts to stay with their favorite brand as their needs change.

Power for the 2011 MINI Countryman Base comes from the company's familiar 1.6-liter inline four cylinder engine. Though smooth and eager to rev, the motor's 118 hp and 121 lb-ft of torque are far from what's required to move the 3,000-pound Countryman around with any degree of urgency. A six-speed manual transmission is included, with a six-speed automatic offered as an (excruciatingly slow) option. All 2011 Countryman Base models are front-wheel-drive.

The 2011 Countryman's cabin is far more commodious than its smaller siblings. Four adults can ride comfortably atop the Countryman's unique quad bucket seats. Standard interior features include power windows, locks and mirrors, keyless entry, cruise control and a CD stereo.

S

Avg. Price: $22,079

The all-new 2011 MINI Countryman S will surely impress buyers in the small crossover market. With an attention-getting look and a strong sense of brand identity, the 2011 Countryman S represents a new direction for MINI.

With 181 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque on tap, the 2011 Countryman S's 1.6-liter turbocharged four cylinder offers a substantial improvement in acceleration versus the naturally aspirated Countryman Base trim. The front wheels are driven via either a six-speed manual gearbox or an automatic with the same number of gears. Braking, by discs at all four wheels, is excellent, partially owing to MINI's innovative cornering brake control system.

Interior features are plentiful for the 2011 Mini Countryman S. Power windows, locks and mirrors are standard, as are keyless entry and a CD stereo with satellite radio. Options include full leather seats, xenon headlamps and a GPS navigation system, plus a full range of interior color packages that help buyers customize their new Countryman S.

S ALL4

Avg. Price: $23,391

As the top model in an all-new range, the 2011 MINI Countryman S ALL4 offers buyers a stylish, spacious crossover with features to spare. Featuring electronic all-wheel drive and turbo power, the Countryman S ALL4 is a steal at its base price, though options can inflate the sticker quickly.

Within the Countryman S ALL4's longer, wider cabin, buyers will find a unique layout with four bucket seats and a full-length console. Legroom is good, even in back, and the upright seating position provides an excellent view out. Standard features include power accessories, an AM/FM/CD stereo with satellite radio and cruise control.

Power for the 2011 Countryman S ALL4 comes from MINI's 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. Though flatfooted off the line, a consequence of its tiny displacement, the turbo four gets the rather heavy Countryman S ALL4 moving along quickly as the revs build. A sophisticated all-wheel-drive system is standard and operates independent of driver input. Both manual and automatic gearboxes are offered, each offering six ratios.