For those who’re choosing the 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip right to the 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman occurs to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman offers ruggedness and high towing capability that only this sort of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction when you want it most.
The 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally related to this kind of automobile. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman’s trip and driving experience start to fall consistent with extra trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might suggest testing the 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo area and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at further price. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman also affords power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman contemporary by including a budget-conscious Customary Edition Worth Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman, which pushes the 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as effectively, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.