The 2022 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman combines the brand's biggest body style with one of its most powerful engines. Powered by a 301-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-four, the AWD crossover will reach 60 mph in under five seconds. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard.
Every version comes with a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED headlights, lane departure warning, and heated front seats. The more generously equipped Signature and Iconic sub-trims introduce more standard or optional equipment like navigation, premium leather upholstery, a head-up display, dynamic dampers, and power-folding mirrors.
As one of the pricier small crossovers for sale in the US, the 2022 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman range begins with the Classic at an MSRP of $41,500, excluding a destination charge of $850. This is exactly the same price as last year's equivalent model in the USA. The mid-range Signature costs $44,900 and the Iconic has the highest price at $48,900. The price of the Mini John Cooper Works Countryman can climb to over $50,000 with all the options ticked.
With the base Classic sub-trim, the starting John Cooper Works Countryman price you see is essentially the one you'll pay as this is the least customizable model in the lineup. It can, however, be upgraded with a few standalone options like black sport stripes for $250,
For the Signature, one of the nicer upgrades is the $1,000 Signature Upholstery Package which introduces a range of leather upholstery choices. The $1,250 Driver Assistance Package adds a head-up display, active cruise control, and a parking assistant. You can also have the $1,750 Premium Package which adds a garage door opener and Piano Black exterior trim. Last year, this package included a Harman Kardon sound system but a parts shortage appears to have temporarily excluded this option. Finally, the $700 Convenience Package includes a picnic cushion, a rear center armrest, and an alarm system.
The range-topping Iconic offers the Convenience Package for $500.
Any way you look at it, the JCW Countryman is pricey for a small crossover, and you're buying it for its performance and style. If you can afford it, we suggest going straight in there for the Iconic sub-trim with the inclusive Driver Assistance Package, so you have the best of performance, comfort, and convenience. However, we wouldn't throw out the Classic as an option as the performance is up there with the rest and the standard equipment list is decent.
Most will likely opt for the middle Signature sub-trim and take advantage of the extra paint options and one of the packages.