2019 MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 vs. 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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2019 MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4

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Safety

The Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 has all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 has standard Park Distance Control to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or, optionally, in front of the vehicle. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

Both the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 and the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras and available crash mitigating brakes.

The MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 weighs 630 pounds more than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty

The Cooper S E Countryman ALL4’s corrosion warranty is 5 years longer than the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid’s (12 vs. 7 years).

MINI pays for scheduled maintenance on the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 for 3 years and 36,000 miles. MINI will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Hyundai doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.

Engine

The Cooper S E Countryman ALL4’s 1.5 turbo 3 cyl. hybrid produces 82 more horsepower (221 vs. 139) and 89 lbs.-ft. more torque (284 vs. 195) than the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid’s 1.6 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid.

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 has larger tires than the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid (225/50R18 vs. 205/55R16).

The Cooper S E Countryman ALL4’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid’s standard 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 has standard 18-inch wheels. Only 16-inch wheels are available on the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.

Suspension and Handling

The Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 offers an optional driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads or off-road. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

Chassis

The Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 is 6.2 inches shorter than the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, making the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

The Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 has .8 inches more front headroom and 1.9 inches more rear legroom than the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4’s rear seats recline. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid’s rear seats don’t recline.

Flexibility is maximized at the game, campground or a drive-in theatre in the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 when its optional tailgating rear seats are deployed, allowing people to sit facing out of the liftgate. (Do not use while vehicle is in motion.) The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer tailgating seats.

Cargo Capacity

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, just waving your foot can open the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4’s power liftgate, leaving your hands completely free. The Cooper S E Countryman ALL4’s power liftgate can also be opened or closed by pressing a button. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer a power or hands-free opening liftgate.

Ergonomics

The Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

If the windows are left open on the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows at the outside door handle or from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Cooper S E Countryman ALL4’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 has a standard rear wiper. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

To better shield the driver’s vision, the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 has a standard dual-element sun visor that can block glare from two directions simultaneously. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer a secondary sun visor.

The Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 offers optional automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid offers an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

The Cooper S E Countryman ALL4’s optional Parking Assistant can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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