Similar in size but worlds apart when it comes to personality, the Mini Cooper Clubman and Mini Cooper Countryman are two of the more popular models you'll discover at Mini of Dutchess County. The Mini Mini Clubman is an energetic subcompact car built for fun. The Mini Countryman is a subcompact crossover packed with the potential for a thrilling commute through Poughkeepsie. But there are more to the comparisons than just the basic functions. Mini of Dutchess County is hoping to help you decide between these two vehicles by comparing a few highlights.

Mini Clubman vs Mini Countryman

Interior Features and Design

When it comes to space, you'll find both are deceptively large, for subcompact vehicles. When it comes to passenger room, the Countryman gets the slight edge in rear legroom, by more than two inches. Similarly, cargo space is nearly imperceptible with the Countryman offering up 47.6 cubic feet of storage behind the back row, compared to the Mini Clubman, with 47.9 cubic feet of room.

Advanced Technology

As you might expect from vehicles coming from the same family, there are plenty of similarities in the technology of the Mini Clubman and Mini Countryman. Both start with 6.5-inch displays for the infotainment system, with upgrades to 8.8-inches. Apple CarPlay and Navigation with real-time traffic updates from Newburgh to Middletown are available on both, as is wireless device charging. Where you might find a difference is in the power tailgate. The Mini Cooper Countryman is a traditional liftgate, while the Mini Clubman brings drivers a convenient split rear-door set-up for easy access.

Performance Comps

You'll get a plethora of engine options in both the Clubman and Countryman. Three powertrain options are available with the Clubman, while the Countryman gives you four, more powerful versions. Both are equipped with All4 AWD and three adaptive driving modes to adjust to your drive through Carmel and Middletown. The Mini Countryman gets the edge with the addition of the 221 horsepower from the plug-in hybrid three-cylinder you'll find on the all-wheel-drive Countryman S E All4.

Discover the Difference

The tale of the tape shows you two very similar Mini Coopers. What it comes down to is how you feel behind the wheel. Take them both for a test drive at Mini of Dutchess County and see which one fits your personality.

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