• Nov 23, 2010
Right on schedule, the German brain trust in charge of marketing the heck out of (and hopefully selling a boatload of...) the 2011 Mini Countryman has uploaded the whole kit 'n kaboodle to the Web, and you are now free to build and price out your very own Mini crossover.

If you're willing to avoid all options whatsoever, including one of Mini's six extra-cost colors, you can drive home in a brand-new 2011 Mini Countryman for the low price of just $22,850 (including destination). We went ahead and priced out what we figure would be a standard load of options and could just barely keep the price below $30K – ringing the tab up into the low $30s isn't particularly difficult, even without choosing the turbo model or all-wheel drive.

In fact, stepping up to the Mini S Countryman All4 will cost you $27,650 to start. And, as is typical with the Mini brand, a full load of options can send that asking price skyward in record time. In fact, we didn't have much trouble configuring a loaded Countryman S All4 up past $40,000 after checking a slew of option boxes – and that's before entering the coveted John Cooper Works accessories. See our screencap above for the MSRP carnage.

Go ahead and spec one out for yourself, then come back and report to the rest of the class where your own personal Countryman fell in the pricing scale. Thanks to all who sent this in!



Photos copyright ©2010 Steven J. Ewing / AOL

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I wanted to look at one of these for an option for my wife, but 121hp for the base engine? Come on, that's car is too damn heavy for that engine. It would seem like a better idea just to go to the Cooper S, but by the time you throw in any good options, it's already at $30k with no AWD.

      For a vehicle that is no bigger in size than my old '89 Corolla Wagon, I can't fathom paying $30k. Same goes for the Tiguan, attractive, but costs too much.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sadly the back seats are so poorly done (ineffectual bolster that prevent the seats from laying flat) that it ruins the whole idea of a bigger Mini. The back seats themselves are actually better in the regular Mini which is totally ridiculous for a 4 door car. And the center rail thing that runs through both front and back seats is a silly gimmick the does not actually function well - better to have put a bench in the back allowing for more seat room instead.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I have read that a rear bench seat will be available as an option in a few months time. I saw the Countryman at local dealer in VA and loved it, but I am biased for MINI/BMW vehicles. Currently, I have a Clubman S, but am looking at getting the the Countryman S or waiting to see the BMW X1.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have no idea how you got to $47K unless you went nuts with the "accessories". I loaded one up with ALL the options and barely broke $40k.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Way too $$$ for a nicely loaded AWD.
        • 4 Years Ago
        hip and trendy was never cheap. that said, i don't want to like this car , but every time i look at it, i like it more...
      bradleyclay87
      • 4 Years Ago
      I built mine to $36, 250, and that is a little much but after playing in it at the LA Auto Show. The sheer quality of materials over the Juke is cause alone to justify the 27k price for the ALL4 and 6-speed MINI compared to the CVT and all wheel drive the Juke offers. Plus the back seat space in the MINI is WAY more than the Juke and the cargo too-both companies offer their own forms of fun, I personally think it certain combinations the MINI looks more robust, while the Juke has more flare. My vote is for the MINI.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very nice, too expensive. This doesn't even have the 'uniqueness' of the cooper, which makes the price they ask for not worth paying. If it was 10k cheaper, would have been a totally different story.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A little late to the party Autoblog; the configurator has been up for nearly 2 weeks now.

      I actually like the countryman a whole bunch but for the price you can have a nicely kitted out GTI for less money.
      • 4 Years Ago
      $35,058.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just dont understand how an armrest is an option and not standard, or how a different color paint cost extra. By the time you're done adding the "standard" features, you're way over 30 grand. =/
      • 4 Years Ago
      $20K in options! Oh Snap!

      ...@tjpharmd Isn't the X1 essentially the same SUV/CUV/Thing as the Countryman? That was my understanding that they were using the same platform, and based on this... apparently the same pricing mechanism!

      • 4 Years Ago
      Three words: PAST-FORTY-THOUSAND????
      Five more: FORTY-SEVEN THOUSAND AS CONFIGURED????
      Two final: HOLY ***T!!!!
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