When you’re in the market to purchase a new crossover SUV, finding the right one can be difficult. You need something that will perfectly fit into your life, complement your driving style, and has all the special features you want or need. To help you decide which vehicle is the best for you, MINI of Manhattan has created this handy 2020 MINI Cooper Countryman vs. Honda HR-V comparison.

We took these two very popular models, put them to the test, and now give you the results right below. So, when you’re hitting the streets of Manhattan, the Bronx, or Queens, NY, you’ll have the vehicle you’ve always wanted. Keep reading to learn more!

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MINI Cooper Countryman Engine Specs

2020 MINI vs 2020 Honda: Performance

Both the 2020 MINI Cooper Countryman and the Honda HR-V have solid performance specs that get you where you need to go. However, there are some notable differences.

Under the hood of the MINI, you’ll find the TwinPower Turbo 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine with double VANOS. This supplies you with 162 lb-ft of torque, allowing you to go from 0 to 60 MPH in only 9.3 seconds.

Though the Honda HR-V model’s inline engine is comparable with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder, it offers less torque coming in at 127 lb-ft. It’s also equipped with the standard CVT with sport mode, while the Cooper Countryman comes with the 6-speed manual for a more customizable driving experience.

MINI Cooper Countryman Cargo Space

All the Space You’ll Need

When purchasing a crossover, you probably are going to want more space than your traditional sedan, and both models deliver.

The 2020 MINI Cooper Countryman seats up to five comfortably and offers an impressive cargo volume of 47.6 cubic feet. The 2020 HR-V also can seat up to five passengers.

MINI Cooper Countryman Driving

Safety Features in the Cooper Countryman and HR-V

To help keep you secure while hitting the roads, these two models have included industry-leading safety technology into their vehicles.

The MINI Cooper Countryman comes with the available Active Driving Assistant. This camera-based tech includes Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking to prevent possibly otherwise unavoidable collisions. It also has an ultra-rigid body design with a durable frame that withstands incredible forces.

When it comes to safety technology in the HR-V, you’ll find similar features with the available Honda Sensing®. This can include the optional Collision Mitigation Braking System, which works much like the MINI version, helping protect drivers from possible crashes.

MINI Cooper Countryman Interior with diamond-patterned stitching

One-of-a-Kind Design

Both crossovers are extremely sleek and stylish. The 2020 MINI Cooper Countryman dons the iconic look of the MINI, but with a more muscular space that’s great for driving on weekend adventures. On the other hand, the Honda takes on more of a sporty look with an aggressive-looking honeycomb grille.

The interior of the MINI Cooper Countryman sports top-of-the-line interior with six different available high-end leather upholsteries to choose from, like the Chesterfield with diamond-patterned stitching.

If you wish to upgrade the interior of the Honda, you can do so with the optional leather-trimmed seats. This optional upgrade only comes with black perforated leather seats, preventing you from selecting the color and pattern of your interior like you can with the Countryman.

2020 MINI Cooper Countryman vs 2020 Honda HR-V: You Choose!

Although both vehicles offer fantastic features, the pros at MINI of Manhattan think you’ll love being behind the wheel of the 2020 MINI Cooper Countryman. To see if we’re correct, schedule a test drive at our dealership today! We’re always happy to help drivers find their dream car in the Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens, New York, area.

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