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2022 Audi Q3 vs. 2021 MINI Countryman Review

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2022 Audi
Q3

MSRP*: $35,900 to $38,200
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2021 MINI
Countryman

MSRP*: $29,100 to $41,500
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MPG - City 21 - 23 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 MPG 30 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 48.0 ft3 47.6 ft3
Engine 184-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 134-hp, 1.5-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 189-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 301-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 7-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 184 - 228 hp 134 - 301 hp
Exterior Length 176.6 in 169.8 in
Exterior Width 72.8 in 71.7 in
Leg Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 36.1 in
Front 40.4 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.3 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the MINI Countryman than in the Audi Q3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The MINI Countryman offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi Q3, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi Q3 as you will with the MINI Countryman, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi Q3 is somewhat more expensive than the MINI Countryman. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Audi Q3 is much higher than that for the MINI Countryman.

Dimensions
The Audi Q3 is a little wider than the MINI Countryman, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Audi Q3, which is slightly longer than the MINI Countryman.

Handling
The Audi Q3 has a larger turning radius than the MINI Countryman, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Audi Q3 and the MINI Countryman.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Audi Q3 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the MINI Countryman.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Audi Q3 and the MINI Countryman. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Audi Q3 as you will in the MINI Countryman.

Warranty
The Audi Q3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the MINI Countryman.