A head to head comparison of a 2016 Ford Escape to a 2015 MINI Cooper Countryman in Ergonomics near Wickenburg, AZ.

  • Jones Ford Wickenburg Journal
  • Nov 19th 2017 - 23 days ago
  • Wickenburg, AZ
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Compared To MINI Cooper Countryman 2015

The Escape offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver\'s house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Cooper Countryman doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

When three different drivers share the Escape Titanium, the memory seats and mirrors make it convenient for all three. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position and outside mirror angle. The Cooper Countryman doesn’t offer a memory system.

The Escape’s optional front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Cooper Countryman’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.

The Escape’s standard power window controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Cooper Countryman’s available power window controls are spread out on the center console where they can’t be seen without the driver completely removing his eyes from the road.

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Escape SE/Titanium’s exterior keypad. The Cooper Countryman doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Escape has a standard rear fixed intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the Cooper Countryman only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

The Escape (except S)’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The Cooper Countryman doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

For greater rear passenger comfort, the Escape has standard rear a/c vents to keep rear occupants more comfortable. The Cooper Countryman doesn’t offer rear vents.

The Escape (except S) offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Cooper Countryman doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

The Escape Titanium’s optional Active Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Cooper Countryman doesn’t offer an automated parking system.