They're nowhere near as flavorful as this mini MINI, but the competing crossovers from other countries outpoint the Countryman in some ways.
The Acura RDX has more cargo space and a smartly coordinated cabin, and matches the MINI's non- and turbo-four drivetrains.
The VW Tiguan has the same substantial feel welded into the Countryman, but it's anonymous to see--and to drive.
Mazda builds the CX-7 with more than the usual zoom-zoom of other crossovers; the back seat's a tight fit, and the price-to-prestige ratio is nowhere near that of the MINI.
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|2011 MINI CountrymanBrowse Used Listings||2011 Acura RDXBrowse Used Listings||2011 Mazda CX-7Browse Used Listings||2011 Volkswagen TiguanBrowse Used Listings|
|25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas 4-Cyl||Turbocharged Gas I4||Gas I4||Turbocharged Gas I4|
|Compact||Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||2WD Sport Utility Vehicles|
|FWD 4-Door||FWD 4-Door||FWD 4-Door i SV||2WD 4-Door Manual S|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Crossover||4 Door||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door|
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|2011 MINI Countryman vs. 2011 Acura RDX||2011 MINI Countryman vs. 2011 Mazda CX-7||2011 MINI Countryman vs. 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan|