Tom Bush MINI

9881 Atlantic Blvd
Directions Jacksonville, FL 32225

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Refinement vs. Roughness: MINI Countryman vs. Jeep Renegade


No longer are compact SUVs simply just a value option with rushed design and features. The Jeep Renegade and the MINI Countryman are popular examples of fun and sporty compact SUVs that look great from the curb, but can handle the trails as well. Your friends at Tom Bush MINI have compiled some info to help you in your search for a new utility vehicle in Jacksonville. 


Both the Jeep Renegade and the MINI Countryman are designed with fun in mind, and it shines through clearly in the styling. The Jeep Renegade is a modern adaptation of the old boxy Jeep Cherokee models from the 80's. The round headlights and "X-box" styled taillights are a throwback. The MINI Countryman also features classic styling, but in this case, it is styled after one of the most iconic British vehicles ever made, the MINI Cooper. The MINI Countryman maintains the lines and the finishes that set it apart as a MINI. The wheel size and design give the Countryman a very sporting stance while maintaining the ground clearance needed for the trails. 

While both vehicles are rooted in classic styling, the Renegade's unique take on modern rugged looks is admired by some, but questionable to others. The MINI Countryman has a styling that is more timeless and sophisticated, speaking to its roots as a British sports car. The styling of the Countryman is edgy without being extreme for your drives through Jacksonville Beach and Fruit Cove. 


Both the Jeep Renegade and the MINI Countryman are intended as weekend getaway vehicles capable of handling paved and unpaved roads and trails in a variety of weather conditions. While the capabilities of these two vehicles is comparable for Saint Augustine motorists, the Jeep Renegade takes a more hardcore approach. As a Jeep, the off-road prowess of the Renegade is implied, but Jeep also bolsters this image by offering plenty of trail-rated badges and explorer themed design elements throughout the interior and exterior. 

The MINI Countryman takes a much more understated approach. The Countryman offers the same 4-wheel drive capabilities as the Renegade, but with a more comfortable and convenient packaging. The Countryman utilizes all-season tires instead of the all-terrain tires standard on the Trailhawk Renegade, which may be a slight disadvantage on the most extreme trails outside of Riverside, FL. However, the average buyer of both vehicles is more likely to appreciate the smoother ride overall than the marginal traction boost of the loud and rough-riding all terrain tires on the road. 

As you can see the MINI Countryman has plenty to offer drivers in the Palm Coast, FL area. While comparable to the Renegade, the MINI model offers you more luxury and a more sophisticated driving experience. Come to Tom Bush MINI to learn more about how the new Countryman can improve your travels to Daytona, FL and beyond!


Visit Tom Bush MINI for More Information and a Test Drive

Your new MINI Cooper Countryman awaits right here at Tom Bush MINI. Your satisfaction is key, and we want to pair you with your new Countryman quickly and easily. While you're here, check out our finance department as well. With our available loans and leasing offers, you can get approved for your new Countryman within your monthly budget. Our finance team is here to walk you through all of your available options today. With our online finance application, you can also get pre-approved securely from home in minutes. When it is time to have your Countryman serviced or repaired, our service center is also available. Our certified technicians are here to help keep your Countryman in pristine condition for years to come. Whether you're seeking scheduled maintenance or general repairs, we are here to assist you in no time. Contact us or stop by the showroom at Tom Bush MINI for more information and to take a test drive. Come see why so many Riverside, FL customers have made us their local new MINI dealer.