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
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTN1707
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Footrest (cm) 4
Left toepan (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 4
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 2
Upper dash (cm) 8
Lower instrument panel (cm) 6

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTN1707
Head
HIC-15 115
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 21
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Femur (kN)
Left 1.0
Right 0.9
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 3
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.82
Right 0.52
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.1
Right 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 138
Right 103

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

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
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1623
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 9
Right (cm) 10
Brake pedal (cm) 7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -2
Rearward (cm) -6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1623
Head
HIC-15 169
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 19
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm) 32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.7
Femur force - right (kN) 1.1
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.33
Maximum tibia index - right 0.43
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 49
Right 78

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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.

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
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1620
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -21.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1620
Head HIC-15 143
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 37
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 34
Average deflection (mm) 32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.98
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.44
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.5
Combined force (kN) 2.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 45
A-P moment (Nm) 24

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1620
Head HIC-15 171
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.8
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 52
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 31
Average deflection (mm) 23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.37
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.41
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.7
Combined force (kN) 1.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.0
L-M moment (Nm) 73
A-P moment (Nm) 30

How the side crash test is conducted

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

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Seat type: Power leatherette seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leatherette seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 21
Distance below top of head (mm) 21
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.7
Head contact time (ms) 60
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 287

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

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
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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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.

Technical measurements for this test
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
Applies to 2017-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 71.5 m 3.8 %
Straightaway left edge 51.2 m 3.8 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 68.4 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 46.5 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 56.2 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 48.4 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 120.3 m
Straightaway left edge 141.8 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 70.5 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 64.2 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 56.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 53.3 m

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
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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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.

Technical measurements for this test
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
Applies to 2017-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 71.5 m 3.8 %
Straightaway left edge 51.2 m 3.8 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 68.4 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 46.5 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 56.2 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 48.4 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 120.3 m
Straightaway left edge 141.8 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 70.5 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 64.2 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 56.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 53.3 m

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
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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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.

Technical measurements for this test
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
Applies to 2017-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 65.6 m None
Straightaway left edge 32.9 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 46.9 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 34.1 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 39.0 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 33.7 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 144.9 m
Straightaway left edge 102.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 59.8 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 50.8 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 45.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 40.6 m

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
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) -2-0
Force (lbs) 5
Clearance angle (degrees) 40
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 9
Clearance angle (degrees) 38
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) -2-0
Force (lbs) 18
Clearance angle (degrees) 39
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 36
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated