On the 2014 Mini Countryman and Paceman the center rail is replaced by double cup holders with 12V outlets, Countryman rear doors have padded armrests and a bench is the only rear-seat configuration. The Paceman has the Comfort Suspension as standard with the Sport Suspension a no-charge option, and there will be John Cooper Works interior and exterior packages for both models.
The Mini Paceman is an all-new model for 2013. Basically it's a 2-door Countryman with – to our eyes – better styling. The Paceman is slightly longer and slightly lower than most Countryman models. Like other Minis, the Paceman is fun to drive, highly customizable and available in various power outputs.
The 2014 Mini Cooper Countryman and Paceman are the big Minis. Want a Mini but need room for the family? The Countryman is your pick. Want a sportier 2-door? Take the Paceman. The 4-door Countryman offers seating for five, a rear hatch and the versatility you would expect from a compact SUV. The 2-door Paceman has a sporty, distinctive look that matches that of the Mini Cooper Coupe, but with more room inside. Both are available with all-wheel drive (AWD) and a range of performance levels. While the Countryman doesn't offer the cargo capacity of such as the Ford Escape or Honda CR-V, both it and the Paceman deliver the charming style and miles-of-smiles driving enjoyment that are built into Mini ownership.
By august on Monday, April 07, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 450overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Good quality and fuel economy."
Cons: "No steering wheel hands-free phone controls."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Don't sneeze while driving this car, the steering effort is minimal but with lots of bump steering evident on California roads. Our basic model interior is quiet on the road and comfortable but the 1.6L un-turboed engine is whinny and needs constant (manual) shifting to keep the revs up and pace in highway stop-n-go traffic. One total company miscue is equipping the Paceman with a steering wheel with buttons to activate the hands-free speech controls for your phone, all of which DOES NOT work unless you purchase the Navigation package. You can however reach over and punch the buttons on the radio to make phone calls while talking on the built-in microphone or hold your smartphone in your hand-LOL!"
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By Steve on Friday, March 07, 2014
I don't own this caroverall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "more space than in Hardtop, good mpg"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"It seems to be a bit roomier. The MPG is pretty good too."
1 person out of 3 found this review helpful