For those who have been to MINI Countryman dealers, you might have noticed the rear bench seat on the Countryman is quite popular. In fact, it’s proven so popular, MINI has said the rear bench seat will now be standard on the 2013 Countryman.

MINI is an automaker that likes to give its drivers plenty of ways to customize their vehicle to their liking. That’s why MINI offered drivers the choice of a two-seat back seat or a “bench” that accommodates three passengers in the Countryman. The fans have spoken, and the “bench” has proven to be a favorite.

If motorists chose instead to have two seats, a rail ran between them. It had compartments and cup holders, a very useful accessory for drivers with smaller families or those who typically have three additional passengers.

MINI will still make the two-seat option available to drivers on the 2013 Countryman. In fact, this option will be slightly cheaper as well. Still, no matter which seating option MINI drivers choose, they’re bound to love their new Countryman. Whether it’s vehicle color or performance packages, MINI wants you to create your dream vehicle.

At Fields Orlando MINI, we’ve seen drivers gravitate towards the “bench” seat, but either way, they come away satisfied. If you’re interested to get a feel for the MINI Countryman or any MINI vehicle, stop by the dealership for a test drive. Once you get behind the wheel of a MINI, you can’t imagine driving anything else!