Compare 2017 Subaru Forester VS MINI Cooper Countryman Models

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Compare the 2017 Subaru Forester to the 2017 MINI Countryman with Research from Nate Wade Subaru in Salt Lake City, UT

Upgrading to a new small SUV or crossover is a great way to improve your journey, and there are a lot of models to choose from. While the Subaru Forester continues to prove its exceptional reliability and quality with 98% of all models sold over the last decade still on the road and going strong, the new MINI Countryman may also be on your list. At Nate Wade Subaru, we think it's important to know what you're getting for the money, so we put the facts together to see what you can expect in your next new crossover. How does the redesigned 2017 Subaru Forester compare to the 2017 MIINI Countryman? Get a preview of the facts in the following comparison, then come experience the award-winning Subaru Forester from behind the wheel during a test drive at Nate Wade Subaru.

2017 Subaru Forester2017 MINI Countryman
$22,595Starting MSRP$26,100
Standard FeatureAll-Wheel DriveAvailable Upgrade
170Standard Horsepower134
74.7 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Volume47.6 Cubic Feet
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How Does the Design of the 2017 Subaru Forester Compare to the 2017 MINI Countryman?

The designs of the new 2017 Subaru Forester and the 2017 MINI Countryman are clearly very different, but does the higher price tag of the MINI truly offer a better design? The exterior of both models is iconic and eye-catching, but look beyond the appearance, and you'll find significant differences. One of the main reasons for upgrading to a crossover or small SUV is the additional room for passengers and cargo. You'll find plenty of room for both in the new Subaru Forester with up to an impressive 108.3 cubic feet of passenger space and up to a cavernous 74.7 cubic feet of cargo space. The best you'll get for cargo inside a MINI is a mere 47.6 cubic feet, which is less than what many small hatchback cars offer. Despite the larger dimensions, the new Subaru Forester is still more maneuverable with a turning circle that is nearly three feet shorter than the MINI Countryman. The new Subaru Forester does come with a much more affordable price tag that's clearly designed to provide more for your money.

2017 Subaru Forester Model

How Does the Performance of the 2017 Subaru Forester Compare to the 2017 MINI Countryman?

The redesigned 2017 Subaru Forester and the 2017 MINI Countryman enter the market with roughly the same curb weight, yet the MINI only offers a mere 134 horsepower at the entry level compared to a capable and efficient 170 horsepower in the new Subaru Forester. Both models offer more powerful engines, but that means paying even more for just 189 horsepower in the MINI compared to a wheel-gripping 250 horsepower available from a turbocharged BOXER® engine in the Subaru Forester. When it comes to a capable crossover or small SUV that's ready for snow in the winter, you'll find the standard symmetrical all-wheel drive in every Subaru Forester can handle any road condition. You'll have to pay even more for the MINI version of all-wheel drive.

2017 MINI Cooper Countryman Model

How Does the Safety of the 2017 Subaru Forester Compare to the 2017 MINI Countryman?

The extra space that comes with a crossover or small SUV is great for friends and family which makes safety that much more important. The Subaru Forester has a proven record of being among the safest vehicles on the road and boasts IIHS Top Safety Pick recognition throughout the past eleven years and counting. In fact, when properly equipped, the redesigned 2017 Subaru Forester earns the prestigious 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick + award* which is a level of safety not found in the MINI Countryman. What's more, you'll find driver assist technology like blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, pre-collision braking, and even steering responsive headlights on the new Subaru Forester. You won't find any of this on the more expensive MINI which makes it clear that the newly redesigned 2017 Subaru Forester is by far the safer choice for your next new crossover.

* //www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/subaru/forester-4-door-suv

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When you visit Nate Wade Subaru, you'll not only find great deals, but you'll find a great place to do business. As America's oldest exclusive Subaru retailer, we know what it is to take the best care of our customers, and we recently earned the 2017 Subaru Stellar Care Award. Our dedication to you starts with research in Subaru competitive comparison pages like this one, and you can discover more in our Subaru model information pages. Once you've narrowed your options, finding the perfect model is easy in our huge selection of the latest Subaru models. Exceptional savings can be found in our frequently updated special finance, purchase, and lease special offers. Schedule your next test drive online, by phone, or simply stop by our convenient location at 1207 South Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 where we always make the drive from South Jordan or Draper, UT well worth your time at Nate Wade Subaru.

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