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2021 MINI Countryman vs. 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Picture of the 2021 MINI Countryman

2021 MINI
Countryman

MSRP*: $29,100 to $41,500
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Picture of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

2022 Volkswagen
Tiguan

MSRP*: $25,995 to $36,595
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MPG - City 23 - 26 MPG 21 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 MPG 28 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 47.6 ft3 65.3 - 73.4 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) 184-hp, 2.0-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 184 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 169.8 in 186.1 in
Exterior Width 71.7 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 40.4 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 40.2 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.7 in
Head Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 38.2 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.1 in

*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 Volkswagen Tiguan than in the MINI Countryman, due to its greater head- and legroom. The MINI Countryman offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the MINI Countryman as you will with the Volkswagen Tiguan, 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 Volkswagen Tiguan.

Dimensions
The MINI Countryman is about the same width as the Volkswagen Tiguan. 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 Volkswagen Tiguan.

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

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

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the MINI Countryman doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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

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