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2020 MINI MINI-Countryman vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

New 2020 MINI MINI-Countryman

2020 MINI
MINI-Countryman

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New 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*
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$28,400 to $41,400
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$25,245 to $39,095
Invoice* $24,650 to $38,290 $24,235 to $37,531
MPG - City 23 - 26 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 27 - 29
Engine(s) I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5 - 7
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
The MINI MINI-Countryman offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Tiguan, with comparable head- and legroom. The MINI 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
The MINI MINI-Countryman requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Volkswagen Tiguan. 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 Volkswagen Tiguan.

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

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

Handling
The MINI 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 MINI-Countryman and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
The MINI MINI-Countryman has less seating than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making the Volkswagen Tiguan the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The MINI MINI-Countryman has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Warranty
The MINI MINI-Countryman comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Tiguan.