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2021 Audi Q3 vs. 2021 MINI MINI-Countryman Review

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2021 Audi
Q3

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2021 MINI
MINI-Countryman

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MSRP*
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$34,000 to $36,000
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$29,100 to $41,500
Invoice* $31,960 to $33,840 $25,250 to $38,380
MPG - City 20 - 22 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 30 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 MINI-Countryman than in the Audi Q3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The MINI 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 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). Whether you pick the Audi Q3 or the MINI MINI-Countryman, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 MINI-Countryman.

Dimensions
The Audi Q3 is a little wider than the MINI 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 MINI-Countryman.

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

Handling
The Audi Q3 has a larger turning radius than the MINI 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 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 MINI-Countryman. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Audi Q3 as you will in the MINI MINI-Countryman.

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