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2012 Mini Cooper Countryman

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  • Small overlap front
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
2011 Mini Cooper Countryman shown
2011 Mini Cooper Countryman shown
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Passenger knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes (beginning with 2013 models)
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Programmable daytime running lights (optional)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
G
G
G
2013
G
G
G
G
G
2012
G
G
G
G
G
2011
G
G
G
G
G

Applies to 2011-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Mini Cooper Countryman was introduced in the 2011 model year.

Structure

The driver space was maintained reasonably well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 13 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured 7-9 cm at the hinge pillar and instrument panel.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Mini Cooper Countryman 4-door
Weight 2,998 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase102 in.
Length162 in.
Width70 in.
Engine1.6 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings25 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1410
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)13
Footrest (cm)9
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)3
Brake pedal (cm)5
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)3
Steering column3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)8
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)7
Lower instrument panel (cm)9

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1410
Head
HIC-1568
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)6
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm)25
Femur (kN)
Left2.3
Right0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left9
Right0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.51
Right0.62
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.3
Right0.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left62
Right42

Applies to 2011-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Mini Cooper Countryman was introduced in the 2011 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by BMW, the manufacturer of the Mini, as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2011 Mini Cooper Countryman S 4-door
Weight 2,915 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase102 in.
Length162 in.
Width70 in.
Engine1.6 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings25 mpg city / 32 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1009
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)6
Left (cm)5
Center (cm)5
Right (cm)10
Brake pedal (cm)
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1009
Head
HIC-15168
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)30
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm)34
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.2
Femur force - right (kN)0.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left0.65
Maximum tibia index - right0.56
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left52
Right75

Applies to 2011-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
A
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Mini Cooper Countryman was introduced in the 2011 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a left femur fracture would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2011 Mini Cooper Countryman S 4-door
Weight 3,047 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase102 in.
Length162 in.
Width70 in.
Engine1.6 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings25 mpg city / 32 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES1103
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-16.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES1103
Head HIC-15270
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Compression (kN)0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)35
Lateral force (kN)1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)29
Average deflection (mm)26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.09
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.45
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.9
Acetabulum force (kN)2.4
Combined force (kN)4.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.0
L-M moment (Nm)110
A-P moment (Nm) -34

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES1103
Head HIC-15327
Neck
Tension (kN)0.3
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)35
Lateral force (kN)1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)30
Average deflection (mm)23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.30
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.34
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.1
Acetabulum force (kN)2.5
Combined force (kN)2.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.7
L-M moment (Nm)263
A-P moment (Nm) -71

Applies to 2011-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight2,984 lbs
Peak force14,829 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.97
Tested vehicle
2011 Mini Cooper Countryman 4-door 2wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2011-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Sport Seat

How this test is conducted

Seat typeSport Seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)16
Distance below top of head (mm)13
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)14.6
Head contact time (ms)47
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)6
Max neck tension (N)439

Applies to 2011-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Standard Seat

How this test is conducted

Seat typeStandard Seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)12
Distance below top of head (mm)12
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)15.1
Head contact time (ms)46
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)8
Max neck tension (N)380

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