2011 MINI
Cooper Countryman S
vs. 2011 Nissan
Rogue S

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S

10.0

starting from

$27,650

Reasons to buy the MINI Cooper Countryman S

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Average number of gears
6
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
2011 Nissan Rogue S

9.3

Runner-up

Nissan Rogue S

starting from

$23,510

Reasons to buy the Nissan Rogue S

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Has continuously-variable transmission
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Average range in the city
350 miles
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Average number of passenger seats
5
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.3"
Luxury Features 8.2 vs 10.0
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S Winner: Cooper Countryman S
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  • Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Cooper Countryman S
Entertainment System 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S Winner: Cooper Countryman S
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  • Like your tunes? In the Cooper Countryman S, you can upgrade to satellite radio
  • The Cooper Countryman S has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 6 vs 4
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S Winner: Cooper Countryman S
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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 more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 25 mpg vs 22 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Child door locks come standard
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Underpowered
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Very limited highway range
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.3 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

Nissan
Rogue S
2011 Nissan Rogue S
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S MINI
Cooper Countryman S
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Optional Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Cooper Countryman S

Entertainment System

Nissan
Rogue S
2011 Nissan Rogue S
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S MINI
Cooper Countryman S
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Number of speakers 4 vs 6 The Cooper Countryman S has an OK number of speakers, while the Rogue S has very few
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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 Not Available vs Optional Like your tunes? In the Cooper Countryman S, you can upgrade to 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

Cost

Nissan
Rogue S
2011 Nissan Rogue S
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S MINI
Cooper Countryman S
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MSRP $23,510 vs $27,650 The Rogue S has a great price and the Cooper Countryman S is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 25 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The Cooper Countryman S's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Rogue S's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The Cooper Countryman S's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Rogue S's is very short

Safety Features

Nissan
Rogue S
2011 Nissan Rogue S
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S MINI
Cooper Countryman S
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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

Crash Test Ratings

Nissan
Rogue S
2011 Nissan Rogue S
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S MINI
Cooper Countryman S
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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 S
2011 Nissan Rogue S
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S MINI
Cooper Countryman S
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Horsepower 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 181 HP @ 5,500 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears Continuously variable vs 6 The Cooper Countryman S has an OK number of gears, while the Rogue S has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission The Rogue S'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 Turbocharger The Cooper Countryman S's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 20.2 lb/hp vs 17.7 lb/hp The Cooper Countryman S has OK performance while the Rogue S gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 ft vs Unknown

Practicality

Nissan
Rogue S
2011 Nissan Rogue S
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S MINI
Cooper Countryman S
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Passengers 5 vs 4 The Rogue S has the usual number of seats, while the Cooper Countryman S has very few
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Highway driving range 413 miles vs 384 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 Not Available vs Standard Need to carry bulky cargo? The Cooper Countryman S's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the Rogue S cannot be configured with them at any price
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navigation system Not Available vs Optional The Cooper Countryman S offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Rogue S
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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 S
2011 Nissan Rogue S
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S MINI
Cooper Countryman S
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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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