MINI Countryman vs Volvo XC40

2021 MINI Cooper Countryman vs. 2021 Volvo XC40: Who Wins?

When you're looking for a new utility vehicle in the Jacksonville area, the choices can seem endless. There are two popular models that you may be looking at buying right now: the MINI Cooper Countryman and the Volvo XC40.

To help you in your car buying venture, we decided to break down the differences between these two popular models and see which one comes out on top.

Interior and Style

The look of your car is important, and it largely comes down to personal taste. When it comes to utility vehicles, we have a clear favorite.

  • MINI Cooper Countryman: The MINI Cooper Countryman is the perfect car for those who want something that has a spunky look. Its uniquely British design is sure to make you stand out from the crowd in Riverside with its fun accents and angular features. Along with being endlessly customizable, select models also come with unique Union Jack taillight designs.
  • Volvo XC40: In contrast to the MINI Cooper Countryman, the Volvo XC40 has a much more bulky, stocky look. That may give it a tad more room than the Countryman, but this Volvo model's rounded look pales in comparison to the quirky look achieved by the Countryman.

The interior of a car is arguably as important as the exterior. You want to impress your friends in Jacksonville Beach when they climb into your car, right? Here's a look at which of these two cars are more likely to do just that.

  • MINI Cooper Countryman: If you're looking for something unique, then the MINI Cooper Countryman is here to serve. The dashboard is clean and easy to read, featuring a screen which displays a ton of information for the driver's convenience. Looking to the right of the steering wheel, you'll see the centerpiece of the whole interior: the infotainment system. This infotainment system's circular design is sure to be a conversation starter. It also comes fully loaded with all the same great features a modern car would have, so you and your friends will be occupied throughout your journeys in Palm Coast.
  • Volvo XC40: This Volvo model's interior design is a bit lacking in comparison to its competition. Behind the steering wheel, you'll find the dashboard's instrument center. Though this instrument center has all the normal features, such as an odometer and a speedometer, it is fairly cluttered and occasionally difficult to read. The infotainment system to the right of the steering wheel leaves a lot to be desired in terms of design, opting for a typical rectangular shape rather than something unique like the new MINI Cooper Countryman.

Efficiency & Performance

When you're picking out a car for you and your Saint Augustine family, gas mileage should be at the top of your list. This category is a bit competitive between these two models, but one comes out on top in terms of gas efficiency.

  • MINI Cooper Countryman: With an EPA-estimated 26 miles-per-gallon City and 33 miles-per-gallon Hwy, gas is one of the last things you'll have to worry about with the new MINI Cooper Countryman. Take rides throughout Fruit Cove without spending a ton of time at the gas pump.
  • Volvo XC40: The Volvo XC40 falls a bit short in terms of gas mileage, especially when pitted against the MINI Cooper Countryman. This Volvo model has an EPA-estimated gas mileage of up to 23 MPG City and 32 MPG Hwy, which is a bit disappointing when comparing it to its MINI competitor.

Our Conclusion

After this brief overview of these two models, we think we've made our point clear: we prefer the MINI Cooper Countryman. If you have any questions about this model or would like to take one out for a spin, call us or take a quick trip to our lot, just a short drive from Daytona.

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