2018 MINI Countryman Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What's New in 2018?
The 2018 MINI Countryman receives some minor redesigns for the console gauges this year. A new toggle switch for changing your driving mode has been added as well. The Countryman will get two new trim levels for 2018. The John Cooper Works is a sportier model for those looking for serious performance. The Cooper SE is a plugin hybrid for drivers who are concerned about the environment and fuel economy.
Available Styles and Trims
The 2018 MINI Countryman is a four-door vehicle with a hatchback. Most trims are available in FWD or AWD versions. The Mini can be purchased with a 6-speed manual transmission, or an 8-speed automatic with overdrive. The Countryman comes in four different trim levels for 2018.
Cooper: The base-level Countryman features a 3-cylinder engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This 1.5 L engine makes around 134 horsepower. This entry-level vehicle comes loaded with an impressive array of standard features. Almost every feature can be added as an option too. This makes the included engine the only major difference here.
Cooper S: This trim level is equipped with a 2.0 L I-4. This engine is turbocharged and produces 189 hp. This is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. This Countryman also gets 18" alloy wheels and LED headlights. This model is available in FWD or AWD.
John Cooper Works: This is the performance package for the 2018 MINI Countryman. It also includes a turbocharged I-4, but this time it's tuned for even more horsepower and torque. It's also joined to a 6-speed manual transmission system instead of the automatic. An automatic transmission system is available as an option though. An upgraded suspension system, spoiler and aerodynamic mods round out the extra features.
Cooper SE: This is one of the new options for the 2018 MINI Countryman. It returns to a 3-cylinder engine, but now combines this with a 7.6 kWh battery to create a hybrid powertrain. It offers an impressive 221 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque. It can be driven on electric-only power but only has a range of around 12 miles in this mode.
Performance and Fuel Economy
The MINI Countryman's 1.5 L I-3 engine creates 134 hp. The 2.0 L I-4 produces 189 hp. The John Cooper Works I-4 provides 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The base engine gets around 28 mpg while the I-4 has a fuel-economy rating of 24 mpg.
Acceleration is great in these small crossovers. The John Cooper Works model gets from 0-60 mph in 7.4 seconds. The Hybrid model is surprisingly even quicker. It has a 0-60 mph time of just 5.9 seconds.
The Countryman offers a surprising amount of interior space for your passengers or cargo. It provides a smooth, quiet ride. It's also one of the most fun crossover SUVs you'll ever drive. Even the base model of the Countryman provides excellent steering and handling. It can take on the curviest of back roads with ease.
The 2018 MINI Countryman is a strong contender for being the best SUV of the year. It's a solid, reliable and fun-to-drive car. It provides plenty of interior room, comfort and a good ride quality. Its steering and handling are the best-in-class for subcompact crossover SUVs.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base MINI Countryman invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All MINI Countryman MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.