Friends, Edmontonians, countrymen, lend me your ears. I mean, not literally. But listen up, because the crew at MINI Edmonton are ready to wax poetic about the MINI Cooper Countryman; not to get too epic, but it’s possibly the perfect family vehicle from, you guessed it, the fine folks at MINI. So read on, and find out MINI Edmonton thinks you can skip the minivan, and make the Countryman your next family vehicle.
First of all, thanks to exceptional, and exceptionally ergonomic, design, the new MINI Cooper Countryman has more space than ever. A five-seat cabin has a glorious amount of rear-seat legroom, and a ton of cargo space — an ample 1,390-litres of it. And that cargo space is versatile too; a 40/20/40 split rear seat means you can adjust as you need to keep your family comfortable while hauling whatever it is you need to make those family outings more memorable. Add in the Comfort Access feature with an Automatic Power Tailgate, as well as versatile Roof Rails that provide both excellent function and a proverbial cherry-on-top of the Countryman’s rugged off-road aesthetic, and you’ve got plenty of space for everything you need to get out there and experience more adventures.
If you’re concerned about a chorus of “Are we there yet?” coming from the back of your family vehicle, the outstanding performance of the MINI Cooper Countryman can put those fears to rest. The largest vehicle in the MINI family doesn’t sacrifice any of the driving experience MINI is known for. A choice between a 3 or 4-cylinder BMW Group designed Twin Power Turbo engine, in conjunction with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission and Multi-Link Rear Suspension, make the MINI Cooper Countryman accelerate with vigour and handle corners with ease. MINI’s ALL4 All-Wheel Drive system helps maintain that performance both on-road and off the beaten path.
Of course, if you are using your MINI Cooper Countryman as a family vehicle, you want to make sure you are keeping your most precious cargo safe. And the Countryman doesn’t skimp on the safety features. There are eight airbags within the Countryman’s ultra rigid multiphase steel frame, and break-away engine mounts in the event of a collision. But why even let it get that far? Dynamic Stability Control helps to eliminate over and under-steering to keep you on track, the Hill Hold Control feature keeps the MINI from rolling backward, and MINI’s Driving Assistant package adds a wealth of additional safety features to provide you with peace of mind. Features like The Forward Collision Mitigation system, which warns you of rapidly decelerating traffic ahead, and pre-conditions the brakes for a faster response and shorter stopping distance. Feel confident that MINI Cooper Countryman will get your family where they are going, safely.
If your search for a family vehicle extends beyond what you are driving right now, and into leaving a smaller carbon footprint for your children and potentially theirs, then the MINI Cooper Countryman plug-in electric hybrid is the vehicle for you. With a choice between three different electric driving settings, you won’t have to sacrifice the joys of everyday driving or long-distance sustainability. The Countryman hybrid can handle driving of up to 120 km/h in a solely electric mode, or can handle up to 440 kilometres of travel between a full tank of gas and a full charge, making it perfect, not to mention sustainable, for city driving as well as road-tripping.
The MINI Cooper Countryman is a phenomenal choice for a family vehicle — MINI or not. If the idea of a minivan makes you feel like you’re selling out, and an SUV lacks the personality and handling that you look for in a vehicle, then MINI has you covered (not to mention the endless options for customizing your MINI to make it your own). So come by MINI Edmonton and test drive a MINI Cooper Countryman today, and find out what all the fun is about.