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Selected Style FWD 4-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 27 35 $20,240 $22,000
FWD 4-Door S 26 32 $23,550 $25,600
AWD 4-Door S ALL4 25 31 $25,115 $27,300
AWD 4-Door John Cooper Works ALL4 25 31 $32,060 $34,850
2WD 4-Door Manual S *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,075 $22,995
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $23,712 $24,700
2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 26 $25,440 $26,500
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $27,994 $29,160
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 21 26 $29,856 $31,100
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $33,470 $34,865
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $25,589 $26,655
4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 20 26 $27,317 $28,455
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $29,870 $31,115
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 20 26 $31,733 $33,055
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $35,347 $36,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,240
$22,075
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,000
$22,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$383 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The biggest MINI, the Countryman adds crossover flexibility to the lineup without diluting the fun-to-drive factor too much. The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is a little conservative in look and feel, but otherwise it has everything that urban crossover shoppers want.
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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 Leg Room (in) 33.8 35.800
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.100
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 56.200
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.0 95.300
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 39.000
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 54.800
Front Leg Room (in) 40.4 40.100
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 71.200
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 61.800
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.900
Length, Overall (in) 161.7 174.300
Height, Overall (in) 61.5 66.300
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 61.900
Wheelbase (in) 102.2 102.500
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) 42.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 16.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 23.800
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) - 56.100
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 0.9 12.300 x 1.000
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 0.4 11.300 x 0.500
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 16.800
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 14.700
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 39.400
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.800
Tires
Rear Tire Size 205/55R17 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
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
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 NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.8 11.100
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 140
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 118 @ 4250 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/98 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 122 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.683 0.920
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.214 3.920
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.194 1.890
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.784 1.090
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.143 4.950
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.792 2.160
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.722 3.300
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.914 1.380
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 Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs 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.) 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 (2012) 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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