MINI’s Countryman Awarded Car of the Month

The 2011 MINI countryman has been named the Car of the Month for June by the NADA. The award was given for the car’s fuel efficiency, roominess, sporty performance, attractive European styling, and safety features. The car’s safety features garnered it a ”Top Safety Pick” from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The award comes from NADAguides website.

The car’ features can include a 16-valve, 4-cylinder engine that offers 181 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, one year’s free subscription to SIRIUS radio, accelerator and steering programs, a seven-airbag system with side-seat and side-curtain airbags, cornering brake control, electronic brake force distribution, dynamic stability control, and roof crush strength that exceeds 4 times its weight. An average Countryman costs less than $26,000 with a full loaded model coming in under 30k. 

MINI is known for the tight handling and quick acceleration of its cars. The Countryman is billed as a compact crossover, but does not give up any of the nimbleness a MINI is known for. These are great cars and the Car of the Month designation is proof of that.  But remember:  these cars were new for the 2011 model year, so you may have a little
time to wait before they become available for buy here pay here

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