2012 MINI Countryman – Overview – CarGurus

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its second year of production, the 4-passenger 2012 MINI , which has a lengthy options made no major changes to its for this year, with a couple of minor option such as changes to the steering cover and tweaks to the wheels and

The three trim levels for the MINI Countryman are the Base, S and S all of which come with a 1.6 liter 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy premium gasoline which is turbocharged in the S trim The standard engine achieves 121 hp and 114 of torque, while the turbocharged reaches 181 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.

All trims come equipped a 6-speed manual Getrag with overdrive (which is to an Aisin 6-speed automatic The Base and S trims are front-wheel (FWD), and the S ALL4 is all-wheel (AWD).

Fuel economy depending on trim and transmission. The trim with a manual is estimated to get 27 mpg city/35 highway, the Base with an automatic is estimated to get 25/30. The S gets with a standard transmission and with an automatic transmission.

Mileage drops slightly the S ALL4, achieving 25/31 a manual transmission and 23/30 an automatic.

The Base Countryman has a of standard features, including air cruise control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel (with and cruise controls), leatherette height-adjustable driver’s seat, bucket seats or bench roof rails, trip 6-speaker sound system an AM/FM/HD radio with a CD and MP3 capability, Sirius XM satellite (with a 1-year subscription to the Select package), auxiliary jack and 17-inch 5-spoke or alloy wheels (with run-flat or all-season tires), can also be had with a black The Countryman S trims add sport and fog lamps as standard equipment.

Numerous upgrades and packages can the 2012 MINI Countryman. For the Cold Weather Package power-folding heated side and heated front seats, the Premium Package adds a entry system, chrome finishes, auto-dimming rear-view rain-sensing windshield wiper, headlights and automatic air conditioning.

The Package adds a 480-watt Kardon sound system 10 speakers), rear park control, Bluetooth HandsFree and iPhone integration system. A system, part of the MINI configuration, can be added for an additional fee to the Package. The Sport Package can be with either 18-inch Fan spoke wheels (in either or white with premium or all-season tires) and/or Stripes.

Many of the package options are available individually, depending on the level. Other available options include chrome caps, a rear spoiler, headliner, sport suspension, headlights, alarm system and panoramic sunroof.

Standard features for all 2012 MINI trims include 7 airbags and front passenger frontal air driver and passenger side-impact 2 ceiling-mounted side-curtain airbags and a passenger knee airbag), disc brakes with an braking system and adjustable control system.

Body color options for the MINI Countryman are Light Bright Yellow, Light Absolute Black, Cosmic Oxford Green, Pure Surf Blue, Royal Crystal Silver and True Roof and mirror color are body color, Black or and the available interior colors are Black and Pure Red in cloth; black in leatherette; and Carbon Pure Red, Polar Light Coffee, Light and Lounge Black in leather. Not all options are available for all trim

Given that the 2012 Countryman is equipped in a similar as the lighter MINI Cooper hatchback, it should not be that to find that owners, reveling in the extra space the Countryman provides as well as its options, are not as enamored with its which is described as sluggish, and just plain slow. The AWD gets slightly better for shifting and handling, but still it behind similar compact such as the Hyundai Tucson and Kia

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