Compare 2012 Acura RDX vs 2012 MINI Cooper Countryman

2012 Acura RDX
2012 MINI Cooper Countryman
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,481 $34,895
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $35,324 $37,995
RDX FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,647 $32,895
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,490 $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 $24,345 $27,050
Cooper Countryman FWD 4-Door 27 35 $19,575 $21,750
Cooper Countryman FWD 4-Door S 26 32 $22,815 $25,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,481
$24,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,895
$27,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$582 / month
$451 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Acura RDX satisfies those who want more driving excitement, but it might leave luxury- or tech-hungry shoppers wanting. The 2012 MINI Countryman brings the right mix of sport, utility, and comfort to the compact crossover game.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 33.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 52.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 70.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 161.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 61.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 102.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.8 -
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)
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 with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 12.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 41.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 12.1 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)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 12.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 38.1
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55VR18 205/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P235/55VR18 205/55R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3931 3208
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 120
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 177 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/- TBD - 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6000 181 @ 5500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.71
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.48
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.13
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX MINI Cooper Countryman
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6

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