2021 MINI MINI-Countryman vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 | NewCars.com

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2021 MINI MINI-Countryman vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Review

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2021 MINI
MINI-Countryman

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

MSRP*: $26,250 to $36,180
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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 I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
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 MINI-Countryman than the Toyota RAV4. The MINI 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 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 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 MINI-Countryman carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota RAV4.

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

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the MINI 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 MINI-Countryman and the Toyota RAV4. The MINI 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 MINI-Countryman than that of the Toyota RAV4.