MINI Countryman gets Top Safety Pick rating
The first-generation Countryman already aced every crash test, but lacked a front-crash prevention system to qualify for TSP status.
The second-generation MINI Countryman has received a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The first-generation edition already aced every crash test, but lacked a front-crash prevention system necessary to qualify for TSP status.
The redesigned model gains an optional automatic emergency braking (AEB) system, which received an 'advanced' rating. The system was only able to reduce impact speed by 7 mph when approaching obstacles at 12 mph or 25 mph.
Both generations were deemed 'good' in the small-overlap test, despite indications of possible injuries to the left lower leg in the 2017 Countryman.
MINI missed out on the Top Safety Pick Plus honor roll, as the new Countryman's headlights are rated just 'marginal' or 'poor' depending on the configuration.