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2021 MINI Countryman vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Review

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2021 MINI
Countryman

MSRP*: $29,100 to $41,500
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2021 Toyota
RAV4

MSRP*: $26,350 to $36,280
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Invoice* $25,250 to $38,380 $24,544 to $33,829
MPG - City 23 - 26 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 MPG 32 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 47.6 ft3 69.7 - 69.8 ft3
Engine 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) 203-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 134 - 301 hp 203 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,500 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 169.8 in 180.9 - 181.5 in
Exterior Width 71.7 in 73.0 - 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 40.4 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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 back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the MINI Countryman than the Toyota RAV4. The MINI Countryman will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the MINI Countryman as you will with the Toyota RAV4, 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 MINI Countryman is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota RAV4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The MINI Countryman carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota RAV4.

Dimensions
The MINI Countryman is a little narrower than the Toyota RAV4, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the MINI Countryman, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota RAV4.

Handling
The MINI Countryman has the same turning radius as the Toyota RAV4, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The MINI Countryman has a little less horsepower than the Toyota RAV4.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the MINI Countryman transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Toyota RAV4.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the MINI Countryman and the Toyota RAV4. The MINI Countryman has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota RAV4.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the MINI Countryman than that of the Toyota RAV4.