"What is the difference between Crosstrek and Countryman?
5 Minute Video. Lots of text and pics below.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY for people bored with details:
| Review and Specs|| Crosstrek orange, Countryman white|
Crosstrek: 8.7 inches
Countryman: 6.3 inches
Countryman looks the part but can't run with the big dogs in deep snow or mud.
Both are same width.
Crosstrek is over a foot longer.
Countryman is great for parking in Boston...but you give up a lot of interior space.
Crosstrek is two inches taller.
|Crosstrek || Countryman|
With its "long travel suspension" Crosstrek rides much more enjoyably over these crappy New England roads. ("Travel" is just a fancy way of saying that there is more space for the suspension to compress, which results in a more compliant ride.) Countryman rides more like a sports car, and you feel every road imperfection.
Lots of suspension travel
Believe it or not, that's a
heart in the center cap.
Cooper: 41.3 cubic feet
Crosstrek: 51.9 cubic feet
They don't call it a Mini for nothin'. You won't fit a big old dawg like Blue in a Countryman. More "people space" in the Crosstrek, too: 120 cubic feet to 103.
All Wheel Drive Systems
Crosstrek was built from the ground up with all wheel drive; Cooper started life as a rear driver and then they bolted on a lot of extra hardware later.
Cooper comes with free scheduled maintenance during warranty period. Of course, for the difference in price, you can pay for a lot of oil changes on a Crosstrek.
3 year or 36,000 mile
"bumper to bumper"
5 year or 60,000 mile
4 year, 50,000 miles
"bumper to bumper"
Mini is about a second quicker 0-60mph.
2.0 liter four cylinder
1.6 liter turbocharged four cylinder
Mini requires premium gas.
26 city, 34 highway
25 city, 31 highway
|Fuel Tank |
You won't be able to drive past as many gas stations in the Mini.
540 mile maximum range
384 mile maximum range
Crosstrek is pretty conventional; Mini looks like it had a few gin and tonics.
Purchase and Ownership Experience
You can buy a Subaru at Planet, but not a Mini.
Typical dealership experience.
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