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The Mini Cooper Countryman was first made in 2010, and it was way ahead of its time upon launch. Technically speaking, the Cooper Countryman is a compact luxury crossover SUV, and today, the luxury crossover SUV is an extremely popular automotive segment. With so many great examples of this vehicle purchased years ago, many cheap Mini Cooper Countryman models are available on used vehicle lots today.

Many of these Mini Cooper Countryman models appear on U.S. News’ recent rankings of the best subcompact SUVs under $15,000, with three in the top 11. Here is everything you need to know about the best Cooper Countryman models that you can find today for under $15,000.

2014 Mini Cooper Countryman

With a used market price ranging from $11,498 to $15,546, the 2014 Mini Cooper Countryman is one of the best subcompact crossovers you can buy for under $15,000. On the list produced by U.S. News, the 2014 Cooper Countryman ranked at No. 3 due to its superb handling, upscale interior, and excellent safety ratings.

The 2014 Cooper Countryman comes equipped with one of three four-cylinder engines, producing anywhere between 121 and 208 horsepower. All-wheel drive is available, but front-wheel drive comes standard. This five-seater Mini comes standard with heated front leatherette seating and a six-speaker stereo system connected to a 6.5-inch infotainment screen.

2013 Mini Cooper Countryman

A red 2013 Mini Cooper Countryman subcompact luxury crossover SUV model parked on an asphalt road
2013 Mini Countryman | BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC.

While the 2013 and 2014 Mini Cooper Countryman models are very similar, you may be able to find a better deal with the 2013 Cooper Countryman due to it being a little older than the 2014 model. U.S. News reports that a 2013 model can be bought used for as little as $9,512, and in the sub-$10,000 price range, this crossover is tough to beat.

The 2013 Cooper Countryman was the first to offer seating for five passengers and the introduction of the John Cooper Works model. Critics praised this model of the Countryman for its agile handling and excellent safety features across the board. The 2013 Countryman comes standard with FWD with AWD available on the higher trim levels, and standard features include a stereo system with an auxiliary jack, HD radio, and Bluetooth. According to U.S. News, this model year is the No. 5 best choice for SUVs under $15,000.

2016 Mini Cooper Countryman

If you are willing to spend up to the $15,000 price point, the 2016 Mini Cooper Countryman might be perfect. These models sell for around $14,353 on the low end and offer all of the same great features found on the 2014 Cooper Countryman, with a few extras added in. By 2016, automatic climate control became a standard feature, as did rain-sensing automatic windshield wipers.

While the 2016 model year of the Cooper Countryman did not offer significant changes, the 2017 model provided a complete redesign. With this redesign, some prices fell for the 2016 and older models, making this 2016 Countryman a perfect choice if you can find one at a reasonable price.

Mini Coopers across the board

While 2014, 2013, and 2016 Mini Cooper Countryman models made the top 11 choices for U.S. News in used SUVs under $15,000, there are more great Mini Countryman models in the top 35 as well, with the 2015, 2012, and 2011 model years all cracking the top 25. If you are looking for a great subcompact crossover SUV at a value price, you can’t go wrong with these Mini Cooper Countryman models!