About 2011 Mini Crossman
The Mini Cooper formula will get some much needed boost with the hot arrival of the 2011 Mini Crossman. This new one comes with a tall wagon body and an all-wheel drive system. Unlike the Nissan Pathfinder, the 2011 Mini Crossman can not be expected to be reliable enough for off-road driving. There are more interesting features in store for this new vehicle lineup, so make sure you read further below to find out.
The overall length for this vehicle’s body is the same as that of the 2010 Mini Crossman model and stands at 102.7 inches for wheelbase. The most noticeable enhancement with this model would have to be the height and width. The suspension has increased by as much as 2 inches and the roof has been made higher, adding up to as much as 3 inches to the vehicle’s overall height. This will also mark the first time in the series wherein it is equipped with four conventional side doors, but users will be pleased with the interior space and the accessibility of its interior features.
When it comes to the mechanical performance, the 2011 Mini Crossman is the first model in the series to introduce an all-wheel drive system. But the base model comes with a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine to deliver 172 maximum horsepower. Even with its less powerful engine the vehicle competes well with the bigger vehicles in the market.
Pro’s of 2011 Mini Crossman
*There is a wide range of factory accessories available to deliver more efficient driving performance.
*Roomy interior and accessible design
*Introduction of all-wheel drive system
*Powerful engine performance
Con’s of 2011 Mini Crossman
*Lack of reliability when it comes to off-road driving
Although the official pricing for the 2011 Mini Crossman has not been identified yet at the time of this writing, you can expect the base model to range fro $24,000 to $27,000. Indeed, prices will vary according to the specific model, features, and how well equipped your vehicle is. The Crossman S are the most expensive models from this Mini line; however, all types of Minis have consistently enjoyed a strong demand in the market.
You can also avail of upgrades and each of them will gradually impact overall pricing. For instance, automatic transmission will add $1,300 to the overall price, navigation system will add $2,000, leather seating and interiors will add $2,000, and a sunroof will add $1,000. Hence, incorporating various upgrades could bring the total up to $30,000.
The Bottom Line
The 2011 Mini Crossman is your ideal option if you want to maximize your budget for this vehicle might be a “mini”, but it is basically more of a subcompact SUV. Since this series launched in 2002, several of its competitors paled in comparison. With the arrival of the 2011 model, you can get more of these surprises.