2023 MINI Countryman Review

July 4th, 2023 by

The 2023 MINI Countryman PHEV is a new plug-in hybrid subcompact SUV model. It is the first plug-in hybrid model from MINI and offers a great combination of efficiency and practicality.

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Excitement and Efficiency in a Compact Frame

MINI Countryman turning on the street.The MINI brand name has long been associated with sporty, compact vehicles. As this luxury brand with a British flair looks to move toward the future, MINI has begun to unveil a new line of electric and hybrid vehicles. Perhaps no model represents a bolder step forward for the brand than the new 2023 MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid

The MINI Countryman is a plug-in hybrid compact SUV that offers drivers more space and efficiency compared to traditional MINI vehicles. If you’re intrigued by this exciting new PHEV, here is everything you should know about the 2023 MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid.

Superior Craftsmanship

Drivers can trust MINI to craft every vehicle carefully. The 2023 models are no exception, giving the plug-in hybrid Countryman a stunning look wherever it goes. At a distance, it may not be immediately recognizable as a MINI vehicle. But that’s just because the Countryman line is much larger than other MINIs. Granted, it still has the typical dimensions of a compact SUV. But the Countryman seats five passengers with ease, compared to the two-passenger capacity of other MINI models.

The distinct boxy frame provides ample legroom and headroom for both front and rear passengers. Inside, the Countryman is also crafted with comfort in mind. Power-adjustable seats, easy-to-use digital information displays, and wireless connectivity are some of the features that enhance the Countryman’s already excellent driving experience.

Hybrid Efficiency

The Countryman line of vehicles is not new to the MINI lineup. The subcompact luxury SUV model was first introduced in 2010. However, what’s new this year is the plug-in hybrid version of the Countryman. And with that hybrid capability comes greatly enhanced efficiency. A gas-powered 2023 MINI Countryman gets 26 cities and 31 highway miles per gallon. While that’s not bad for a small SUV, it can hardly compete with the fuel savings available in hybrid models.

The 2023 MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid has an electric-only range of 17 miles. That means it can travel up to 17 miles on a single charge without using an ounce of gas. With regenerative braking technology, the plug-in hybrid countryman gets an EPA-estimated 73 MPGe with gas and electric power combined.

Charging the 2023 MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid is also very convenient, with fast charging times. Using a 240-volt EV charging station, the Countryman PHEV requires only about 2.5 hours to reach a full charge. With access to in-home overnight charging, some MINI drivers may be able to go months without refilling their gas tanks.

Practical Performance

The 2023 MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid is the perfect combination of fun, practicality, and efficiency. MINI vehicles have always been known for their fun, sporty driving performance. The Countryman maintains much of that aesthetic while also offering more room for storage and passengers. 

Thanks to its larger frame, the Countryman PHEV also carries a bit more strength than smaller MINI models. The 2023 MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid offers 221 horsepower with a payload capacity of 950 pounds. The Countryman is also slightly more capable of handling difficult conditions while still offering much of the crisp handling and smooth acceleration drivers expect.

Cost of Ownership

The 2023 MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid is available now, with prices starting at $42,700. Of course, when factoring in the cost of ownership for an electric vehicle, the price tag is not the only thing. Many states offer tax incentives for electric and hybrid electric vehicle owners. In addition, the gas savings available to EV owners can quickly add up the longer they drive. Simply keeping your Countryman PHEV fully charged can save you hundreds of dollars annually at the gas pump.

Ray Catena Auto Group is the tri-state area’s most trusted name in luxury electric driving. Contact us at Ray Catena Auto Group to set up a test drive the exciting and efficient MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid.

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