Compare 2013 BMW X1 vs 2012 MINI Cooper Countryman

2013 BMW X1
2012 MINI Cooper Countryman
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RWD 4-Door 28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door 28i 24 34 $28,335 $30,800
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 22 33 $29,900 $32,500
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $35,510 $38,600
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 27 35 $19,575 $21,750
FWD 4-Door S 26 32 $22,815 $25,350
AWD 4-Door ALL4 S 25 31 $24,345 $27,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,335
$19,575
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,800
$21,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$513 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
In our first drive, the 2013 BMW X1 seems a little more enthusiastic than it is versatile. The 2012 MINI Countryman brings the right mix of sport, utility, and comfort to the compact crossover game.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.00 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.40 40.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.90 33.8
Front Head Room (in)
41.00 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.00 52.8
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
40.00 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
60.80 61.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.20 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.70 102.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.80 70.4
Track Width, Front (in)
59.10 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.60 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
176.50 161.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.70 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
14.80 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 12.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 41.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.60 12.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 14.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 205/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 205/55R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3527 2954
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1250 - 4800 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
N20 NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 - 6500 121 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 35
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 4.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.21
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.19
Trans Type
8 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
BMW X1 MINI Cooper Countryman
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 6.1

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