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Compare 2012 MINI Cooper Countryman vs 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

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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
2WD 4-Door Manual S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $21,926 $22,840
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 22 27 $23,366 $24,340
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 27 $25,243 $26,295
2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 22 27 $24,902 $25,940
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 22 27 $29,304 $30,525
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 27 $29,367 $30,590
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 21 27 $31,182 $32,480
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 22 27 $32,617 $33,975
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 27 $34,492 $35,930
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 22 27 $27,490 $28,635
4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 27 $26,779 $27,895
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav 22 27 $33,307 $34,695
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav & Dyn. 21 27 $36,269 $37,780
4WD 4-Door Automatic & Dynaudio SEL w/Premium Nav 21 27 $36,558 $38,080
2WD 4-Door Automatic LE 22 27 $24,168 $25,175
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,575
$21,926
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,750
$22,840
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$381 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. It's not particularly fun to drive, but the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan feels every bit like a premium crossover vehicle.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 71.2
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 61.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 12.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 41.0 -
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.4 16.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 39.4
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 14.7
Tires
Front Tire Size 205/55R17 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size NA 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/55R17 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2954 3433
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 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
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
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
Displacement 1.6L/98 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 121 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 114 @ 4250 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 26
Transmission
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Countryman Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 8.9
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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