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Trim

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
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Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,647 $32,895
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,490 $35,995
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,481 $34,895
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $35,324 $37,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,575
$30,647
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,750
$32,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$548 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 MINI Countryman brings the right mix of sport, utility, and comfort to the compact crossover game. The 2012 Acura RDX satisfies those who want more driving excitement, but it might leave luxury- or tech-hungry shoppers wanting.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.8 37.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 101.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.4 41.8
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 73.6
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 161.7 182.5
Height, Overall (in) 61.5 65.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 62.6
Wheelbase (in) 102.2 104.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 41.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 12.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 60.6
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 27.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
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 - 12.0 x - TBD -
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 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 39.2
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.76
Tires
Rear Tire Size 205/55R17 P235/55VR18
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size 205/55R17 P235/55VR18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2954 3743
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.8 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 105
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 114 @ 4250 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/98 2.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 121 @ 6000 240 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.21 2.70
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.07
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.14 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 1.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.72 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Countryman Acura RDX
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 4
 
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