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2022 Ford Escape vs. 2021 MINI Countryman Review

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2022 Ford
Escape

MSRP*: $27,185 to $37,305
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Picture of the 2021 MINI Countryman

2021 MINI
Countryman

MSRP*: $29,100 to $41,500
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MPG - City 22 - 44 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 MPG 30 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 60.8 - 65.4 ft3 47.6 ft3
Engine
  • 181-hp, 1.5-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 200-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 134-hp, 1.5-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 189-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 301-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable 7-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 181 - 250 hp 134 - 301 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 3,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 180.5 - 181.3 in 169.8 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 71.7 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 38.9 - 40.7 in
Front 40.4 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.3 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Escape than in the MINI Countryman. The Ford Escape offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the MINI Countryman, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Escape as you will with the MINI Countryman, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Escape will have less of an impact on your bank account than the MINI Countryman.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Escape is much wider than the MINI Countryman, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Escape, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the MINI Countryman.

Handling
The Ford Escape has a larger turning radius than the MINI Countryman, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Ford Escape has a little more horsepower than the MINI Countryman.

Powertrain
The Ford Escape has much lower torque than the MINI Countryman, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Escape and the MINI Countryman. With the Ford Escape, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the MINI Countryman.