Compare 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman vs 2011 Acura RDX

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman
2011 Acura RDX
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 27 35 $19,485 $21,650
FWD 4-Door S 26 32 $22,725 $25,250
AWD 4-Door ALL4 S 25 31 $24,255 $26,950
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,646 $32,895
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,480 $34,895
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,489 $35,995
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $35,323 $37,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,485
$30,646
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,650
$32,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$361 / month
$548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
MINI legitimizes the crossover movement with the vibrant, all-the-right-moves Countryman. The 2011 Acura RDX is delightfully frisky and nimble, but it doesn't feel as lavish as other luxury crossovers.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.8 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 101.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 41.8
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
161.7 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
61.5 65.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
102.2 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
41.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
12.2 -
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 to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 27.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.7 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)
11.0 x - TBD - 12.0 x - TBD -
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 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 39.2
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.76
Tires
Rear Tire Size
205/55R17 P235/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R17 P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2954 3743
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.8 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 105
Engine
Fuel System
EFI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/98 2.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 240 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.72 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.36
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Countryman Acura RDX
Body Style
4 Door Crossover 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 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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