2018 Mini Countryman

small car / 4-door hatchback

2018 Mini Countryman 4-door hatchback
2017 Mini Countryman shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention
Optional system
Advanced

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Mini Countryman S 4-door 4wd
The Mini Countryman was redesigned for the 2017 model year. Driver-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by BMW (manufacturer of the Mini) as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Mini Countryman S 4-door 2wd
The Mini Countryman was redesigned for the 2017 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by BMW (manufacturer of the Mini) as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Mini Countryman S 4-door 2wd
The Mini Countryman was redesigned for the 2017 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by BMW (manufacturer of the Mini) as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Mini Countryman 4-door 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,340 lbs
Peak force 19,784 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.92

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Seat type: Power leatherette seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation

Package name

  • Optional Active Driving Assistant

Applies to 2017-19 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system does not meet the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 7 mph.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 7 mph.
Advanced
Advanced
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 3 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • Cooper trim equipped with Fully Loaded and Active Driving Assistant packages
  • Cooper All4 trim equipped with Fully Loaded and Active Driving Assistant packages
  • Cooper S trim equipped with Fully Loaded and Active Driving Assistant packages
  • Cooper S All4 trim equipped with Fully Loaded and Active Driving Assistant packages
  • John Cooper Works All4 trim equipped with Fully Loaded and Active Driving Assistant packages
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

Trim level(s)

  • Cooper trim equipped with LED Headlights package
  • Cooper trim equipped with Sport package
  • Cooper trim equipped with Fully Loaded package
  • Cooper All4 trim equipped with LED Headlights package
  • Cooper All4 trim equipped with Sport package
  • Cooper All4 trim equipped with Fully Loaded package
  • Cooper S trim
  • Cooper S All4 trim
  • John Cooper Works All4 trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

Trim level(s)

  • Cooper trim
  • Cooper All4 trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2017-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim S
Seat type leatherette

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors

How child seat anchors are evaluated