|Features||2018 MINI E Countryman||2018 Toyota Prius Prime|
|Drivetrain||ALL4 all-wheel drive||Front-wheel|
|Engine type||1.5L I-3||1.8L I-4|
|Horsepower (hp)||134 @ 4400RPM||98 @ 5200RPM|
|Torque (lb-ft.)||162 @ 1250RPM||105 @ 4000RPM|
|Hybrid system net power output (hp)||221||121|
MINI E Countryman
This hybrid model of the MINI Countryman is just as rugged and energetic as the original. With the new Cooper S E, enjoy the same ample performance of the original Countryman Cooper while saving more gas along the way. It also has everything you would expect from any MINI model, such as incredible handling on the road, spacious seating, and an intuitive MINI Connected system for a pleasant driving experience.
Toyota Prius Prime
Packed with a handful of technologies, both inside and out, the Toyota Prius Prime is one the company’s most advanced hybrid vehicles made. It boasts an ample 1.8L 4-cylinder engine with a CVT transmission and up to 98 horsepower. The Prius Prime also includes an Electric Vehicle Mode that offers zero-emission driving with its all-electric power, and can make a charge within less than 6 hours.
The MINI Advantage
If you’re looking for a better performing hybrid vehicle with an all-wheel drivetrain, then the MINI E Countryman is the perfect fit for you. The E Countryman excels with higher horsepower and torque with 134-hp and 162 lb-ft. of torque respectively, while only retaining a 1.3L 3 cylinder engine. Additionally, the net power output of the E Countryman also outperforms with almost double the Prius Prime’s 121-hp. While you do have to pay a premium for the E Countryman compared to the Prius Prime, there’s no denying that it’s worth the extra cost.
If you find yourself interested in driving the new E Countryman, make sure to let us at MINI Edmonton know, or book a test drive ahead of time.