Compare 2013 Acura RDX vs 2013 MINI Cooper Countryman vs 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

2013 Acura RDX
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2013 MINI Cooper Countryman
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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,540 $35,720
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $36,965 $39,420
RDX FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,245 $34,320
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,669 $38,020
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AWD 4-Door John Cooper Works ALL4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Countryman AWD 4-Door John Cooper Works ALL4 25 31 $32,060 $34,850
Cooper Countryman AWD 4-Door S ALL4 25 31 $25,115 $27,300
Cooper Countryman FWD 4-Door 27 35 $20,240 $22,000
Cooper Countryman FWD 4-Door S 26 32 $23,550 $25,600
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2WD 4-Door Automatic S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $23,712 $24,700
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 26 $25,440 $26,500
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $27,994 $29,160
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 21 26 $29,856 $31,100
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $33,470 $34,865
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,075 $22,995
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $25,589 $26,655
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 20 26 $27,317 $28,455
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $29,870 $31,115
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 20 26 $31,733 $33,055
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $35,347 $36,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,540
$32,060
$23,712
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,720
$34,850
$24,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$595 / month
$581 / month
$412 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Acura RDX improves on the sporty crossover theme with refined ride quality, more features, and better fuel economy. 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
City
19 mpg 25 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle Compact 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 33.8 35.800
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.9 39.100
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 52.8 56.200
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 87.0 95.300
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.5 39.000
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 52.1 54.800
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 40.4 40.100
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 102.2 102.500
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 70.4 71.200
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 60.0 61.800
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 - TBD - 6.900
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 161.8 174.300
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 61.5 66.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 61.1 61.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 - 23.800
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 - 56.100
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 with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 16.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 42.2 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.1 x 0.9 12.300 x 1.000
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 - 11.7 x 0.4 11.300 x 0.500
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 12.4 16.800
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 - TBD - 2.800
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 - TBD - 14.700
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 38.1 39.400
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 225/45R18 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 225/45R18 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA 330
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3838 3262 3433
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.8 11.100
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120 140
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 5000 380 @ 1900-5000 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 1.6L/98 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200 215 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 27 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 25 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.250 3.706 3.690
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.065 1.139 1.160
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.555 0.816 0.690
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.359 3.308 3.950
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.484 1.483 1.560
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.754 0.949 0.860
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.269 3.231 3.420
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.094 2.130 2.300
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX MINI Cooper Countryman Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 6.8 7.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD - 5
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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