Compare 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman vs 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 27 35 $19,485 $21,650
FWD 4-Door S 26 32 $22,725 $25,250
AWD 4-Door ALL4 S 25 31 $24,255 $26,950
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2WD 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,771 $23,720
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 20 25 $23,827 $24,820
4WD 4-Door S 4Motion 19 25 $25,704 $26,775
2WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $27,087 $28,215
4WD 4-Door SE 4Motion 19 25 $28,963 $30,170
2WD 4-Door SE w/Sunroof & Navi 20 25 $29,208 $30,425
4WD 4-Door SE 4Motion wSunroof & Navi 19 25 $31,086 $32,380
2WD 4-Door SEL 20 25 $31,810 $33,135
2WD 4-Door SEL w/Premium Navi 20 25 $32,918 $34,290
4WD 4-Door SEL 4Motion 19 25 $33,687 $35,090
4WD 4-Door SEL 4Motion w/Premium Navi & Dynaud 19 25 $35,895 $37,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,485
$22,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,650
$23,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$361 / month
$395 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
MINI legitimizes the crossover movement with the vibrant, all-the-right-moves Countryman. The 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan feels refined and sophisticated, but it's not especially rewarding to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.8 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 56.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 95.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 40.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
161.7 174.3
Height, Overall (in)
61.5 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.2 102.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
41.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
12.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 23.8
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)
- 56.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 12.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 16.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 39.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
205/55R17 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R17 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2954 3433
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.8 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Engine
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/98 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.92
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.89
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 4.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.72 3.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Countryman Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
4 Door Crossover 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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