Comparison - Mini Cooper Countryman JCW 2020 - vs - Suzuki Grand Vitara Sport 2019

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
41,400
Updated: 
22 Jan 2020
$
33,990
Australia
Updated: 
24 Dec 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
4-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.10gals
17.40gals
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: 
Silky Silver
#C2C2C2
Quasar Grey
#403F45

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

Eleven years on the current-generation Suzuki Grand Vitara still claims to be the king of small-budget, mid-sized SUV practicality with big off-roading capabilities

Familiarity can sometimes offer warmer comfort than those fresh-faced things embracing reinvention. That may well be an underlying feeling for those who’ve bought any Suzuki Grand Vitara in the past decade and who’ve just climbed into the 2016 version. Essentially, it’s the same car – the 4x4-savvy SUV that’s Grand in name but no longer quite so grand in size is still planted in the generation that launched back in 2005.

Thus, it's an uphill crawl for this Grand Battler to rise above its ratings from performances past. In critiquing its holistic SUV goodness, the Grand Vitara has long been a perennial low scorer in CarAdvice ratings past: in the last three reviews it rated one six and a pair of fives out of tens.

That said, none were petrol four-wheel drives wearing a Sport badge. As perhaps the best all-rounder variant of its crop, and at a seductive price point at that, a bump up to 6.5 out of ten is a deserving one.

Pros
Decent off-road abilities
Sport variant the best dual-purpose 4x4 SUV of the breed
Attractive pricing
Old-school charm..

Cons
that's stuck in old-school execution
Powertrain is old hat
Average on-road driving experience
Increasingly passé in this very fast moving segment

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The latest Suzuki Vitara offers good value for money and loads of kit, but it's more of a crossover now than a rugged off-roader

The Suzuki Vitara has been transformed from a utilitarian family-friendly SUV into more of a crossover with Range Rover Evoque-inspired styling and more advanced equipment. There's also more dynamic driving ability on offer, but it's not quite up with the class best.

If you can sacrifice a little ride comfort, and value driving dynamics more, the Vitara is a fine crossover that's car-like to drive, with a sharp chassis and steering, but its lack of boot space counts against it. The diesel's mix of strong efficiency and performance is impressive.

Still, with a responsive and agile chassis for the class, and great efficiency from both the petrol and diesel options, this latest crossover-style Vitara is a much more alluring proposition than its off-road biased predecessors.

Pros
Modern design, lively engines, plenty of kit

Cons
Interior quality, noisy diesel, light steering

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

The old Grand Vitara suffered from lots of body roll in corners and overly light steering making it difficult to drive quickly with confidence. Both these problem have been addressed by this new model, which has the feel of a well-sorted hatchback.

Pros
Cheap to buy and run
Fun to drive
Still good off-road

Cons
Uninspiring looks
Cabin quality not the best
Slightly noisy diesel engine

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Fuel Consumption (Combined Cycle) (l/100km) - 9.9
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.40L
Torque: 
331ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
165ft-lbs
at 3 800rpm
Horsepower: 
301hp
at 5 200rpm
163hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
26.00Feet

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
cruise control
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Extended Cabin Cooling
Keyless Ignition
LEATHER STEERING WHEEL

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
169.80in
177.00in
Width: 
71.70in
71.00in
Height: 
61.30in
67.00in
Ground Clearance: 
6.50in
7.80in
Front Track: 
60.60in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
104.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.50
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
Front Leg Room: 
40.40in
Rear leg room: 
37.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
47.60cu.ft
48.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.60cu.ft
14.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
29.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3571.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
no
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
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
one-touch power windows
POWER DOOR LOCKS

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
FABRIC SEAT UPHOLSTERY
DRIVER SEAT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
CUP HOLDERS
LUGGAGE AREA COVER
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Seatbelts - Lap/Sash for All Seats
REAR X3 HEAD RESTS

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut with coil spring
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
POLLEN FILTER
AIR CONDITIONING

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
TOUCH SCREEN
CD PLAYER
MP3 CAPABLE
USB / AUX. JACK
4 SPEAKERS
BLUETOOTH® CONNECTIVITY

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
REAR WINDOW WASHER AND WIPER
Outside Rear View Mirrors
Door Pockets
Turn Indicators on ORVM
ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE DOOR MIRRORS
ROOF RAILS
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0 In.
18''
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Steel spare wheel
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Ventilated rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
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
Adaptive headlights
ELECTRONIC BRAKEFORCE DISTRIBUTION (EBD)
BRAKE ASSIST SYSTEM

Options

Packages: 
Premium Package
Driver Assistance Package
Signature Trim
Touchscreen Navigation Package
Signature Upholstery Package
Classic Trim
Convenience Package
Light Comfort Package
Wind Deflector Package
Extended Interior Package Plus
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
Body Colored Bumper - Front and Rear
Accessory Alloy Fuel Door
Door Handles - Body Colored
Interior Options: 
Standard Seats
Alarm System
Storage Package
Universal Garage-Door Opener
Iconic Trim
SiriusXM Satellite Radio W/1 Year AllAccess Subscription
Seat Adjustment - Manual
adjustable floor allows users to load big and robust cargo
Fabric Seats
pollen filter
Navigation System Package

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