Should you’re choosing the 2019 Mini E Countryman over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as nicely skip proper to the 2019 Mini E Countryman. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, but the 2019 Mini E Countryman happens to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Mini E Countryman affords ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction whenever you want it most.
The 2019 Mini E Countryman, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo house is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Mini E Countryman’s experience and driving experience begin to fall in keeping with more fashionable automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might suggest testing the 2019 Mini E Countryman’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at extra price. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Mini E Countryman are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Mini E Countryman also presents power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Mini E Countryman recent by adding a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Mini E Countryman, which pushes the 2019 Mini E Countryman into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as effectively, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.