2011 MINI
Cooper Countryman
vs. 2011 Subaru
Legacy 2.5GT

2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT

9.8

starting from

$32,120

Reasons to buy the Subaru Legacy 2.5GT

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Better drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
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Sporty performance
13.1 lb/hp
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Average power
265 HP @ 5,600 RPM
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman

8.8

starting from

$22,350

Reasons to buy the MINI Cooper Countryman

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Good highway fuel efficiency
35 mpg
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Roof rails
Standard
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Good city fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Ample cargo space
41.3 ft3
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.4
2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Winner: Legacy 2.5GT
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Legacy 2.5GT's standard sun roof
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Legacy 2.5GT's power seats; not available on the Cooper Countryman
  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Legacy 2.5GT
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.0
2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Winner: Legacy 2.5GT
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  • The Legacy 2.5GT's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Legacy 2.5GT; but it's not available at all on the Cooper Countryman
  • The Legacy 2.5GT has 3 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 9 vs 6
Cost 9.2 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
  • Gets around 60% more miles per gallon in the city, 28 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
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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  • Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • 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 9.8 vs 8.8

Luxury Features

Subaru
Legacy 2.5GT
2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman MINI
Cooper Countryman
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Legacy 2.5GT's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Legacy 2.5GT'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 Standard vs Optional Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Legacy 2.5GT

Entertainment System

Subaru
Legacy 2.5GT
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Cooper Countryman
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Number of speakers 9 vs 6 The Legacy 2.5GT has more speakers, but the Cooper Countryman has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Cooper Countryman 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Legacy 2.5GT does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Optional Have your pick of music from around the world with the Legacy 2.5GT's satellite radio; in the Cooper Countryman , too, but it'll cost
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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 Yes vs No The Legacy 2.5GT has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Legacy 2.5GT; but it's not available at all on the Cooper Countryman

Cost

Subaru
Legacy 2.5GT
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Cooper Countryman
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MSRP $32,120 vs $22,350 The Cooper Countryman has a great price and the Legacy 2.5GT is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 28 mpg The Cooper Countryman has great city mileage, but the Legacy 2.5GT is very inefficient
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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 Legacy 2.5GT'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 Legacy 2.5GT's is very short

Safety Features

Subaru
Legacy 2.5GT
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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

Crash Test Ratings

Subaru
Legacy 2.5GT
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2011 MINI Cooper Countryman MINI
Cooper Countryman
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Rollover resistance 5 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

Subaru
Legacy 2.5GT
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2011 MINI Cooper Countryman MINI
Cooper Countryman
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Horsepower 265 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 121 HP @ 6,000 RPM The Legacy 2.5GT is of average power, but the Cooper Countryman is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor Turbocharger vs None The Legacy 2.5GT's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 13.1 lb/hp vs 24.4 lb/hp The Legacy 2.5GT is a sporty car, but the Cooper Countryman is sluggish
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive The Legacy 2.5GT's drivetrain is well-equipped for driving off-road or in poor weather, but the Cooper Countryman is not
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.8 ft vs Unknown

Practicality

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Legacy 2.5GT
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2011 MINI Cooper Countryman MINI
Cooper Countryman
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Passengers 5 vs 4 The Legacy 2.5GT has the usual number of seats, while the Cooper Countryman has very few
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Highway driving range 463 miles vs 434 miles The Legacy 2.5GT has OK highway range, but the Cooper Countryman is very limited
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Cargo space 14.7 ft3 vs 41.3 ft3 The Cooper Countryman has lots of cargo room, and the Legacy 2.5GT is OK, too
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front seats 56.5 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 standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the Legacy 2.5GT cannot be configured with them at any price
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 8 vs 4 The Legacy 2.5GT has an absurd number of cupholders, 2 extra in front and 2 extra in rear
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

Subaru
Legacy 2.5GT
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2011 MINI Cooper Countryman MINI
Cooper Countryman
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0-60 mph 5.4 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 121 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 14.2 s @ 96 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.82 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 150 mph vs Unknown

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