What is the best MINI SUV for snow?

I like MINIs a lot, but most of the ones I’ve seen are too small for my family. Plus, we get a fair amount of snow in the winter. What’s the best SUV MINI offers for winter driving?

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Brittni Brinn · Answered on Jan 23, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
You’ll only have one choice if you want a MINI SUV: the MINI Cooper Countryman! The small crossover can handle moderate to heavy snow thanks to its high ground clearance and MINI’s exceptional traction.
Here are the details about the 2023 MINI Countryman:
  • Starting MSRP of $30,450
  • A 5.5/10 rating from Car and Driver
  • Choice of a 134-hp turbocharged three-cylinder engine or 189-hp turbocharged four-cylinder
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Available plug-in hybrid (73 MPGe)
  • Standard 6.5-inch infotainment screen and an 8.8-inch display with navigation
  • Available Apple CarPlay capability
  • Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
  • Available adaptive cruise control and self-parking assist
  • Limited and powertrain warranty each cover four years or 50,000 miles
  • Complimentary maintenance for three years/36,000 miles
  • 17 cubic feet in the cargo area
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