2024 Mini Countryman vs 2024 Audi A3

2024 Mini Countryman Comparison
2024 Audi A3

Trim Comparison Chart

2024 Mini Countryman 2024 Audi A3
Starting MSRP* $41,490* $44,015*
Engine litres (L) 1.5 2.0
Cylinder configuration I3 I4
Horsepower (hp) 134 201
Torque (lb.-ft.) 162 221
Fuel economy - city (L/100 km) 10.1 9.2
Fuel economy - highway (L/100 km) 7.6 6.9
Fuel economy - combined (L/100 km) 10.1 - 7.6 9.2 - 6.9
Exterior length (mm) 4,313 4,493
Exterior body width (mm) 1,821 1,816
Exterior body height (mm) 1,557 1,427
Wheelbase (mm) 2,670 2,629
Interior cargo volume (L) 498 309
Maximum interior cargo volume (L) 498 309
Front legroom (mm) 1,026 1,046
Rear legroom (mm) 955 894
Front headroom (mm) 1,029 935
Rear headroom (mm) 953 930
Front shoulder room (mm) 1,392 1,392

2024 Mini Countryman vs 2024 Audi A3

The 2024 Mini Countryman and 2024 Audi A3 are popular compact SUVs offering different features and appealing to different buyers. The Mini Countryman is aimed at urban dwellers who prioritize versatility and style, while the Audi A3 caters to buyers interested in a sporty, high-quality luxury sedan. In this article, we’ll discuss the technology features, safety features, and interior and exterior styling differences between the two vehicles to give buyers a thorough comparison.

Technology Features Comparison

Technology Features Comparison

The Countryman comes standard with a 6.5-inch infotainment display, with an 8.8-inch display available with navigation and Apple CarPlay capability. Owners can control the system via touch inputs, a console-mounted dial, and voice commands. The Mini Connected services integrate smartphones with various apps available to be displayed on the infotainment system.


Two 10.3-inch displays are standard across the A3 range. One sits above the dashboard as an infotainment screen, while the other comprises the digital instrument panel. Both screens run Audi's MMI infotainment system, which offers extensive touch functions and voice recognition. The MMI can store up to six driver profiles, including preferences for climate control, audio, and navigation systems.

Safety Features Comparison

Safety Features Comparison

The 2024 Countryman has standard automated emergency braking but doesn’t have advanced safety features such as blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning. However, it has several other standard safety features, including a rearview camera.


The 2024 Audi A3, on the other hand, is packed with advanced safety features. Automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning all come standard, alongside front and rear parking sensors.

Interior & Exterior Styling Comparison

The interior of the Countryman is a testament to Mini's unique design sensibilities, with an infotainment system set in a large circular housing in the center of the dashboard and toggle switches for controlling the interior lighting, ignition, and the standard stop-start system.

The A3's interior blends traditional European sedan elements, emerging tech, and infotainment. The seating position is perfect, and the seats feature quilted surfaces and faux-suede trimming. However, the central infotainment display is positioned awkwardly atop the dash, and the shifter has been replaced with a flipper, which can be hard to use.

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The 2024 Mini Countryman and the 2024 Audi A3 can meet different buyers' needs and preferences. The Countryman is ideal for drivers who prioritize a fun driving experience, retro-inspired design, versatility, and maneuverability. It is an excellent option for urban dwellers navigating through traffic or finding parking in tight spaces easily. Contact MINI Edmonton to know more about the Mini Countryman.

*All pricing is based on Canada MSRP and does not include taxes and fees. Dealer pricing may differ. Prices are subject to change anytime without notice.


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