2021 BMW X1

2021 BMW X1

2021 Mini Cooper Countryman

2021 Mini Cooper Countryman

2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 Mini Cooper Countryman


The 2021 BMW X1 promises a great ride quality as well as a spacious cabin. The 2021 BMW X1 is not only a thrilling ride but also practical as a run-around car. With a responsive engine and generous trunk space, you are sure to enjoy this well-built SUV.

When it comes to the 2021 Mini Cooper Countryman, what you get is a larger version of the tiny Mini Coopers that made the brand famous. Driving quality is nowhere near its predecessors though and handling can be problematic at high speeds. Here is how the two cars compare against each other.

Design & Style

BMW has made a few but significant changes to the 2021 BMW X1 model. Customers looking for a sportier look and feel can order the M Sport which comes with a host of attractive features including sports seats. The beautiful kidney-shaped grille and the aggressive stance are still there. The cabin has a premium feel and is beautifully designed for maximum comfort.

The 2021 Mini Cooper Countryman is distinctly styled with LED lighting in the cabin helping enhance its premium feel. The taillights feature a Union Jack motif which helps promote its British heritage. Not much has changed on the inside though apart from gloss-black elements on the dashboard that replace the previous chrome-trims.

Technology & Safety

For 2021, the BMW X1 gets SiriusXM satellite radio as standard in all trims. Other than that, customers can still expect the iDrive-operated infotainment system that is controlled via an 8.8-inch touchscreen display. Bluetooth and smartphone integration are also standard in all models. Safety features such as forward collision warning are also standard in the 2021 BMW X1.

The 2021 Mini–Cooper Countryman offers a variety of tech features although most fall short of the 2021 BMW X1. For example, the 2021 Countryman only offers a 6.5-inch infotainment screen as standard. To get a similar touchscreen to the 2021 X1, buyers have to cough up more cash to upgrade the trim.


A four-cylinder, 2-liter turbocharged engine provides all the power that you could ever need in the 2021 X1. Even when carrying full loads, the 2021 X1 never feels underpowered at all. The engine is controlled by an 8-speed automatic transmission that makes for a silky-smooth drive.

When it comes to the 2021 Countryman, the base model comes with a three-cylinder turbocharged engine that is not powerful enough to move such a heavy vehicle with any kind of effectiveness. The result is a disappointing drive with the car struggling to power through the gentlest of hills. To get better performance, one has to go for higher trims which means paying more money to the dealership.

The Bottom Line

There is very little to compare between the 2021 X1 and the 2021 Countryman. The BMW is a better vehicle in almost every way. From design, performance, and tech, you are better off buying the 2021 BMW X1.

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At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2021 BMW X1 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serve you in the best way possible.


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