2011 MINI
Cooper Countryman
vs. 2011 Nissan
Rogue SV

2011 Nissan Rogue SV

9.9

starting from

$25,950

Reasons to buy the Nissan Rogue SV

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Has continuously-variable transmission
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OK drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
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Less sporty performance
20.5 lb/hp
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Power seats
Standard
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman

9.6

starting from

$22,350

Reasons to buy the MINI Cooper Countryman

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Average number of gears
6
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Good highway fuel efficiency
35 mpg
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.4
2011 Nissan Rogue SV Winner: Rogue SV
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Rogue SV's power seats; not available on the Cooper Countryman
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman Winner: Cooper Countryman
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
  • Gets around 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 28 mpg vs 22 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Child door locks come standard
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have speed-sensitive volume
  • Both can be upgraded to include satellite radio
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Underpowered
  • Both Rogue SV and Cooper Countryman are sluggish relative to their competitors
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both come standard with roof rails
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.9 vs 9.6

Luxury Features

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman MINI
Cooper Countryman
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Rogue SV's power seats; not available on the Cooper Countryman
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to leather

Cost

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman MINI
Cooper Countryman
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MSRP $25,950 vs $22,350 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 28 mpg Both get great city mileage, however the Cooper Countryman in particular gets exceptional mileage
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The Cooper Countryman 's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Rogue SV's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The Cooper Countryman 's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Rogue SV's is very short

Safety Features

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman MINI
Cooper Countryman
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Entertainment System

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman MINI
Cooper Countryman
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Crash Test Ratings

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman MINI
Cooper Countryman
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Performance

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman MINI
Cooper Countryman
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Horsepower 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 121 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears Continuously variable vs 6 The Cooper Countryman has an OK number of gears, while the Rogue SV has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission The Rogue SV's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 20.5 lb/hp vs 24.4 lb/hp Both Rogue SV and Cooper Countryman are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive The Rogue SV has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 ft vs Unknown

Practicality

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman MINI
Cooper Countryman
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Passengers 5 vs 4 The Rogue SV has the usual number of seats, while the Cooper Countryman has very few
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Highway driving range 413 miles vs 434 miles Very limited highway range
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Cargo space 57.9 ft3 vs 41.3 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.5 ft3 vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Standard vs Standard Both come standard with roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman MINI
Cooper Countryman
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0-60 mph 8.9 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 137 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 17.0 s @ 84 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.78 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 115 mph vs Unknown

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