Comparison - Mini Cooper Countryman JCW 2020 - vs - Buick Encore GX ST 2020

General

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
41,400
Updated: 
22 Jan 2020
$
25,695
Updated: 
25 Jun 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.10gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
John Cooper Works Rebel Green
#2B3935
Chili Red
#D41313
Melting Silver Metallic
#BCBBBA
Midnight Black metallic
#000000
MINI yours Enigmatic Black Metallic
#F3F3F3
Thunder Grey metallic
#5C5E6D
Light White
#F5F5F5
Moonwalk Grey metallic
#8A8F95
Island blue metallic
#508DB2
Color: 
white frost tricoat
#FBFCF7
dark moon blue metallic
#373B4C
ebony twilight metallic
#0F1012
satin steel metallic
#D0D9E1
chili red metallic
#740516

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 MINI Cooper Countryman's #4 ranking is based on its score within the Subcompact SUVs category. Currently the MINI Cooper Countryman has a score of 7.8 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 29 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Upscale cabin
Robust optional engines
Athletic handling

Cons
Meager base engine
Below-average cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Mini Countryman packs British charm and driving fun in a high-quality package that’s priced like a true luxury crossover SUV.

Pros
Attractive styling
Premium quality
Room for passengers and cargo
Active safety now standard
More powerful JCW

Cons
Gets very expensive, very fast
Overmatched base engine
Strange packaging decisions
Plug-in hybrid range still lacking

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For the 2020 model year, the Mini Cooper Countryman JCW gets a new engine that generates 301 horsepower. This powerplant offers significantly more muscle than the outgoing 228-hp engine. Also, the six-speed manual transmission has been discontinued; an eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters is the sole transmission.

Pros
Athletic performance,
snazzy sheetmetal, premium cabin.

Cons
Provides less cargo space than some rivals,
no Android Auto,
not available with blind-spot monitoring.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The Encore GX, despite the familiar name, is an all-new model for Buick for 2020.Buick offers several attractive and comfortable crossovers, and the all-new Encore GX occupies the smaller end of that spectrum. The 2020 Buick Encore GX initially sounds as if it were a trim level that is offered on the subcompact Buick Encore, but it is actually its own, bigger model positioned below the compact Buick Envision. The Encore GX gives Buick another entry in the ever-popular crossover market, with its purposeful design and efficient packaging.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
12
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.30L
Torque: 
331ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
174ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
301hp
at 5 200rpm
155hp
at 5 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Extended Cabin Cooling
Keyless Ignition
Electric Power Steering
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
169.80in
171.40in
Width: 
71.70in
71.40in
Height: 
61.30in
64.10in
Ground Clearance: 
6.50in
7.50in
Front Track: 
61.10in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
102.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.50
39.70
Front Hip Room: 
51.90in
Front Leg Room: 
40.40in
40.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.80in
55.40in
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
38.10
Rear Hip Room: 
47.50in
Rear leg room: 
37.60in
36.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.00in
53.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
47.60cu.ft
50.20cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.60cu.ft
23.50cu.ft

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Leatherette/Suede
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette/Cloth
Fold Flat Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension: 
Watts Link
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0 In.
18"
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated Front Disc
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Solid Disc
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Cornering Lights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Premium Package
Driver Assistance Package
Signature Trim
Touchscreen Navigation Package
Signature Upholstery Package
Classic Trim
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
18" JCW Thrill Spoke Black Alloy Wheels
Red Sport Stripes
18" JCW Grip Spoke Black Alloy Wheels
18" JCW Grip Spoke Silver Alloy Wheels
Privacy Glass
Black Sport Stripes
Without Panoramic Moonroof
Interior Options: 
Standard Seats
Alarm System
Storage Package
Universal Garage-Door Opener
Iconic Trim
SiriusXM Satellite Radio W/1 Year AllAccess Subscription

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Carbon Black Dinamica/leather, leather sueded microfiber
#1A1A1A
Carbon Black Dinamica/cloth, leather/cloth
#1A1A1A
Satellite Grey chesterfield, leather
#C1BDB5
MINI yours Carbon Black Lounge, leather
#1A1A1A
Carbon Black SensaTec, leatherette
#1A1A1A
British Oak chesterfield, leather
#938168
Carbon Black Cross Punch, leather
#2B2B2B
Black Pearl, leatherette/cloth
#1A1A1A