Compare 2011 Acura RDX vs 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman vs 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan

2011 Acura RDX
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2011 MINI Cooper Countryman
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2011 Volkswagen Tiguan
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,480 $34,895
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $35,323 $37,995
RDX FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,646 $32,895
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,489 $35,995
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AWD 4-Door S ALL4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Countryman AWD 4-Door S ALL4 25 31 $24,255 $26,950
Cooper Countryman FWD 4-Door 27 35 $19,485 $21,650
Cooper Countryman FWD 4-Door S 26 32 $22,725 $25,250
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2WD 4-Door Automatic S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 20 25 $23,827 $24,820
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,771 $23,720
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $27,087 $28,215
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door SE w/Sunroof & Navi 20 25 $29,208 $30,425
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door SEL 20 25 $31,810 $33,135
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door SEL w/Premium Navi 20 25 $32,918 $34,290
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door S 4Motion 19 25 $25,704 $26,775
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door SE 4Motion 19 25 $28,963 $30,170
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door SE 4Motion wSunroof & Navi 19 25 $31,086 $32,380
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door SEL 4Motion 19 25 $33,687 $35,090
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door SEL 4Motion w/Premium Navi & Dynaudio 19 25 $35,895 $37,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,480
$24,255
$23,827
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,895
$26,950
$24,820
Monthly Payment Estimate
$582 / month
$449 / month
$414 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Acura RDX is delightfully frisky and nimble, but it doesn't feel as lavish as other luxury crossovers. 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
17 mpg 25 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 31 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle Compact 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.9 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 52.8 56.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 - TBD - 95.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.5 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 52.1 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 40.4 40.1
Passenger Capacity
5 4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 33.8 35.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 60.0 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 - TBD - 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 161.8 174.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 61.5 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 61.1 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 102.2 102.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 70.4 71.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.6 - 56.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.8 - 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 41.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 12.2 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 12.1 x - TBD - 12.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 12.4 16.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 14.1 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 - TBD - 39.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 - TBD - 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R18 205/55R17 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD - 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18 205/55R17 P215/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA 2200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3931 3208 3433
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 5.8 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 120 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 177 @ 1600 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/- TBD - 1.6L/98 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6000 181 @ 5500 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas 4-Cyl Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
DI EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 31 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 25 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.31 3.95
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.48 1.56
Trans Type
5 6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.95 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.23 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.13 2.30
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.71 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.14 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX MINI Cooper Countryman Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Crossover 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 6.9 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- - --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- - --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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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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