Comparison - Mini Cooper S Sidewalk 2021 - vs - Volkswagen T-Roc R 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
39,250
Updated: 
02 Apr 2020
£
38,450
Updated: 
16 Sep 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
no
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Urano Grey
#4C4E4D
Flash red
#A73B32
Pure white
#EBEBEB
Dark Oak
#3E3022
Energetic Orange
#9C6041
Atlantic Blue
#2D3A5C
Indium Grey
#4A4D4D
Turmeric Yellow
#C09B40

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

No small city car has as much charm or is as much fun to drive as the 2021 Mini Cooper.

Pros
Adorbs
Quirky fun interior
Fun to drive
Customization comes easy
Manual is back

Cons
Cramped cargo area
Cramped rear seats
Dwarfed by other cars
Can be kitschy
Can be expensive

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 MINI Cooper's #5 ranking is based on its score within the Subcompact Cars category. Currently the MINI Cooper has a score of 7.7 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 36 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Nimble handling
Energetic engines
Stylish cabin
Good predicted reliability rating

Cons
Significantly more expensive than its classmates
Below-average cargo capacity
Worse fuel economy than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Manual-transmission Minis took a hiatus recently, but the six-speed stick is once again available for 2021 Cooper and Cooper S models, including the three- and five-door Hardtop models in addition to the convertible.

Pros
Fun handling,
distinctive design,
lots of customization possibilities.

Cons
Cramped interior,
costly options,
uncomfortable ride.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The T-Roc may be among the most significant of many new Volkswagen models, even if it won’t be sold in the United States in the foreseeable future. It’s a new crossover that is roughly the same size as the Golf and is based on the same MQB architecture. For now, at least, the Golf will remain the mainstay of the brand’s lineup, but those within the company who are concerned with sales-growth rates are far more interested in the crossover-SUV segment nearly everywhere on the globe.

Pros
Golf-like driving dynamics,
decent packaging,
adventurous design (for VW).

Cons
Only average interior quality,
firm ride,
we likely won’t get it.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The T-Roc is a small family car that blends the high driving position and big boot of an SUV with the economical engines from a conventional small car. It is quite expensive, however…

Pros
More comfortable than alternatives
Well equipped as standard
Decent range of engines

Cons
Cheap-feeling interior plastics
Alternatives are cheaper
Back seats could be more spacious

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The Volkswagen T-Roc looks good, drives well and offers plenty of space, but it's pricey and some rivals have a nicer interior.

Pros
Easy to personalise
Good to drive
Stylish

Cons
Expensive
Interior quality issues
Rivals offer better value

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined ltr/100km, Min / 8.8-- Combined ltr/100km, Max./ 8.7
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
Torque: 
295ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
296hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
no
yes
Door Pockets: 
no
yes
Cupholders: 
no
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
no
yes
Power Steering: 
no
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
no
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
no
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
More in Convenience: 
Load-through provision with cup holder when folded down
Interior ambient lighting and surround lighting
Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removable
Progressive steering
Parking sensors, front and rear

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
166.60in
Width: 
71.60in
Height: 
61.90in
Ground Clearance: 
6.30in
Front Track: 
60.50in
Rear Track: 
60.30in
Wheel Base: 
102.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.00
Rear Head Room: 
38.60
Front Shoulder Room: 
51.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
52.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.70cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3130.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
no
Clock: 
no
yes
Trip computer: 
no
yes
Techometer: 
no
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Tool kit and jack

Power Features

Power windows: 
no
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver seat
Front seats with height adjustment
Front Center armrest
Lumbar support in front seats
Carpet mats, front and rear
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut front
Rear Suspension: 
multi-link rear suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Illuminated vanity mirrors in sun visors
Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
Automatic dimming interior rear-view mirror
Electric windows, front and rear
Heated rear window

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
no
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Digital radio reception (DAB)
6 speakers, front and rear
Composition media system
2 USB connection ports
Car-Net App-Connect & VW Media
eCall Emergency call service
12V socket in centre console
Navigation

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Darkened LED rear tail lights
Rain sensor
Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe
Shock absorption in front
Rear shock absorption
Alloy Wheels: 
no
yes
Wheel size: 
19"
Wheels more: 
Steel space and weight saving spare wheel
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
no
yes
Front head airbags: 
no
yes
Rear head airbags: 
no
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
no
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
no
yes
Traction control: 
no
yes
Child seat anchors: 
no
yes
Front brakes: 
Disk brakes in front, with integrated backing plate
Stability control: 
no
yes
Rear brakes: 
Disk brakes in rear
Rear door child safety locks: 
no
yes
Daytime running lights: 
no
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
no
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
no
yes
Rear headrests: 
no
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
no
yes
More Safety Features: 
Height-adjustable front three-point seat belts with tensioners
Driver's and front passenger's safety-optimised head restraints
Tyre pressure loss indicator
Warning sound and light for front seat belts if unfastened
Lane assist
Hill start assist/hill descent control
3 rear three-point seat belts