Countryman Hybrid vs RAV4 Hybrid

MINI Cooper S E Countryman All4 Plug-In Hybrid vs. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

  

If you want to harness signature MINI style in a vehicle that helps you do your part for the environment, the MINI Cooper S E Countryman All4 Plug-In Hybrid offers all the MINI attitude you need in the form of a versatile vehicle that draws its strength from gasoline, electricity, or a combination of the two, allowing you to power your adventure in whatever way you please. Naturally, when vehicles as stunning as this MINI hybrid take to the streets, rivals like the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid step up to issue a challenge.

 

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We pitted the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid against the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to see which one came out on top and found Toyota's offering to a be a little lackluster compared to the stellar MINI hybrid. Nimble MINI handling and plenty of premium amenities alongside exceptional hybrid performance help to make the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid stand out.

Comfort and Convenience

Both hybrid models seek to take you further and use less fuel to do it, but the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid offers an exquisite interior that helps to ensure that every moment you spend behind the wheel feels comfortable and easygoing whether you rely on electric power to drive your journey through the Jacksonville area or you tap into your gasoline reserves to take you further out of the city.

While the RAV4 Hybrid boasts plenty of high-quality materials throughout the cabin, it lacks a few touches that are available on the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid to make your drive feel a little more streamlined, making the MINI hybrid a superb choice if you want an experience that feels tailored to your convenience.

Both models offer features such as leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and keyless entry and ignition, but only the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid offers features such as:

  • Mirror memory settings
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  • Power-folding mirrors
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  • Heads-up display
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  • And more to bring you greater convenience during your journeys around Jacksonville Beach and Fruit Cove

Interior Space

The RAV4 Hybrid is slightly larger than the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid overall, but the MINI hybrid offers comparable passenger space despite this. Notably, this MINI model offers a few inches more headroom in the front seats even though it's almost six inches shorter than the RAV4 Hybrid.

The MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid also offers similar numbers to the RAV4 Hybrid for front legroom, second-row headroom, and second-row legroom, proving that even though this MINI hybrid is smaller overall, it makes clever use of its interior passenger space to put it on par with its rival, so the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid never feels cramped.

Technology

You'll find Apple CarPlay availability on both models, which is a plus for iPhone users who want to take advantage of smartphone integration on the go around Saint Augustine. The greatest entertainment and connectivity divide is between infotainment systems.

The RAV4 Hybrid brings the Entune system, which trails behind the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid's infotainment system with regards to ease of use and voice control. While the MINI user interface is streamlined and intuitive, the Entune system can be a bit clunky, which can be troublesome when you're on the road and trying to keep your focus on driving.

The MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid's infotainment system also does a spectacular job of recognizing natural speech when you issue voice commands so that you don't have to struggle through a small list of approved phrases that the system can understand.

Performance

The RAV4 Hybrid will get you where you need to go if all you want to do is get from point A to point B, but if you want your journeys to be more fun and exciting, then the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid is the way to go.

The MINI brand is renowned for making cars that feel sporty and are fun to drive, and you'll find that the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid offers a much more entertaining drive than the RAV4 Hybrid thanks to its engaging handling and energetic attitude.

Learn more about the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid when you visit our MINI dealership serving Riverside, FL and Palm Coast, FL for a test drive!

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