Compare 2014 Acura RDX vs 2014 MINI Cooper Countryman vs 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

2014 Acura RDX
X
2014 MINI Cooper Countryman
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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,725 $35,920
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $37,150 $39,620
RDX FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,430 $34,520
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,854 $38,220
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ALL4 4-Door John Cooper Works
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Countryman ALL4 4-Door John Cooper Works 25 31 $32,155 $34,950
Cooper Countryman ALL4 4-Door S 25 31 $25,210 $27,400
Cooper Countryman FWD 4-Door 28 35 $20,330 $22,100
Cooper Countryman FWD 4-Door S 26 32 $23,645 $25,700
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2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line 21 26 $35,406 $36,880
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $24,317 $25,330
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $26,246 $27,340
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Appearance 21 26 $28,767 $29,965
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $31,675 $32,995
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,373 $23,305
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $37,282 $38,835
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $26,193 $27,285
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $28,123 $29,295
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE w/Appearance 20 26 $30,642 $31,920
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $33,553 $34,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,725
$32,155
$35,406
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,920
$34,950
$36,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$599 / month
$583 / month
$615 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Acura RDX offers a relatively sporty look and driving feel, as well as a quiet, comfortable interior and top-notch safety; but features or flair it's no standout. The 2014 MINI Countryman puts the brand's fun-to-drive spirit into the body of a versatile compact crossover. The 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan offers just about everything a compact crossover should, though its a little conservative in style and feel.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 25 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Compact Cars Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 52.1 55
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 - 95.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42 40.4 40.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 33.8 35.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.9 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 52.8 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.5 39
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 60.1 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - 6.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 102.2 102.5
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 61.5 67.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 61.2 61.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 70.4 71.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 16.5 23.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 16.5 23.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 41.3 56.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11 11.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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 12.1 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 12.4 16.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 38.1 39
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P225/45VR18 P255/40HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P225/45VR18 P255/40HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - 2200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 - 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - 220
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3838 3263 3404
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - 280
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 120 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 5000 192 @ 1850 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 1.6 L/98 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200 208 @ 6000 200 @ 5100
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.82 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.31 3.95
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.71 3.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.48 1.55
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.95 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.23 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.13 2.30
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.14 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX MINI Cooper Countryman Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sport Utility ALL4 Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 (Est) 6.7 7.8 (Est)
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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