In case you’re choosing the Spy Shots Mini Countryman over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip right to the Spy Shots Mini Countryman. You get a a lot 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 Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the Spy Shots Mini Countryman happens to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Spy Shots Mini Countryman provides ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this sort of car can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction whenever you want it most.
The Spy Shots Mini Countryman, however, also has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of vehicle. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Spy Shots Mini Countryman’s ride and driving experience begin to fall in step with extra modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend trying out the Spy Shots Mini Countryman’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next most towing capability and superior cargo space and it is all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at additional price. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Spy Shots Mini Countryman are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Spy Shots Mini Countryman also offers power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Spy Shots Mini Countryman contemporary by including a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Worth Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury Spy Shots Mini Countryman, which pushes the Spy Shots Mini Countryman into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as well, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.