The MINI Countryman is a car that's well known for being a family vehicle, but it can also be used as a fun-loving weekend car if you want to take in some fresh air on country roads. The 2022 Volvo XC40 is another option for those who want space and comfort in their vehicle, and it could be the perfect fit for families looking for something that's not too big but still offers plenty of room for passengers.

Which one is right for you? Let's take a look at how these two vehicles stack up against each other:

Design & Style

  • Exterior Design

In the exterior department, it's clear that both these SUVs are aiming for a younger target demographic. The MINI Countryman has an aggressive front end with large grilles and headlights, while the Volvo XC40 has a more reserved look with angular headlights and grille. The car's front end features a hexagonal grille, which gives it an edgy look and helps improve aerodynamics by reducing drag. The headlights are also hexagon-shaped, further enhancing the vehicle's aggressive image. The overall effect of these features is best described as "masculine.

These cars will attract attention wherever you go-not just because they're new and exciting but also because of their distinct looks. However, if you prefer something a bit more understated or classic in appearance (like us), then go for the MINI Countryman instead of its fierce-looking competitor!

The MINI Countryman is another popular small SUV that was designed with performance in mind. Its wide stance and chunky tires help give it extra stability when driving on rough terrain while also giving off an aura of ruggedness that would make any nature-loving person proud to drive one!

  • Interior Design

When it comes to interior design, both cars offer a great experience. The XC40's cockpit is simple yet modern, with a large touchscreen and an intuitive control layout that makes operating the vehicle easy even for first-time drivers. The Countryman has its unique style that makes it stand out from other vehicles in its class, with a classy and sleek design that retains some of MINI's signature elements.

Both vehicles have plenty of space inside their respective cabins. Still, if you need extra room for passengers or cargo (or both), the Countryman might be your best bet thanks to its large rear hatchback and folding rear seats which allow you to get creative when it comes to storage solutions.

Technology & Safety

The 2022 Volvo XC40 and 2022 MINI Countryman both have a similar amount of technology, but they do it differently. The Volvo has an innovative digital display that opens up like a book, while the Mini uses an old-school touchscreen with haptic feedback.

Both cars have safety features such as adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, and lane keep assist. But the Volvo also comes standard with semi-autonomous driving capabilities (called Pilot Assist) which allow you to take your hands off the wheel while driving on certain roads at speeds up to 80 mph (129 km/h).


The 2022 Volvo XC40 comes with a standard 2.0L I4 engine that can generate up to 190 horsepower and 228 lb/ft of torque, while the 2022 MINI Countryman comes with a 2.0L I4 engine that generates 181 horsepower and 184 lb/ft of torque. The 2022 Volvo XC40 has slightly more power than the 2022 MINI Countryman, but it also weighs quite a bit more and has higher fuel economy ratings.

The Bottom Line

We think the Volvo XC40 is a better choice for most people. The car has more space, a more comfortable ride, and much better safety options than its competitor. It's also cheaper to buy and run than a MINI Countryman.

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