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

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Average Price: 
£
38,450
Updated: 
16 Sep 2019
$
31,900
Updated: 
28 May 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Automatic
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
4
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.80gals
16.10gals
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
Color: 
Chili Red
#D41313
White Silver Metallic
#D5D5D2
Midnight Black Metallic
#000000
Thunder Grey Metallic
#5C5E6D
MINI Yours Enigmatic Black Metallic
#262E3E
British Racing Green IV Metallic
#4D6E5D
Sage Green Metallic
#6A7C7D
Moonwalk Grey Metallic
#8A8F95
Island Blue Metallic
#508DB2

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

The 2021 Mini Countryman trades some of its small car driving charm for a roomier interior.

Pros
Roomiest Mini
Distinct looks
Fits a fun family
Varied powertrains
Meager plug-in hybrid range

Cons
No Android Auto
No standard Apple CarPlay
Overmatched turbo-3
Mismatched features
Luxury price

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 MINI Cooper Countryman's #4 ranking is based on its score within the Subcompact SUVs category. Currently the MINI Cooper Countryman has a score of 7.8 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Roomy, supportive seats
Well-crafted interior
Fun to drive

Cons
Weak base engine
Below-average cargo capacity
High price tag

By: 
usnews.com

The biggest Mini gets a smattering of updates for 2021. Its unmistakable appearance is now even more distinctive due to a restyled front end. LED lighting elements promote its British heritage through a Union Jack motif on the taillights. There's now a Piano Black Exterior option that replaces the Mini's chrome trim with gloss-black pieces. A set of fresh wheel designs as well as White Silver and Sage Green metallic paint colors are new too. Inside, the infotainment system's housing is redesigned with gloss-black material.

Pros
Well-built interior,
Mini character in a family size,
generous complimentary maintenance.

Cons
Neither quick or nimble,
plug-in hybrid is unremarkable,
lacks some popular driver assists.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined ltr/100km, Min / 8.8-- Combined ltr/100km, Max./ 8.7
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
295ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
207ft-lbs
at 1 350rpm
Horsepower: 
296hp
at 5 000rpm
189hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet
37.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
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
Keyless Ignition
Rear Parking Sensors
Extended Cabin Cooling
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
166.60in
169.80in
Width: 
71.60in
71.70in
Height: 
61.90in
61.30in
Ground Clearance: 
6.30in
6.50in
Front Track: 
60.50in
Rear Track: 
60.30in
Wheel Base: 
102.10in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.00
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
38.60
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.40in
Rear leg room: 
37.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
51.90in
54.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
52.00in
54.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.50cu.ft
47.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.70cu.ft
17.60cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3130.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
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
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut front
Rear Suspension: 
multi-link rear suspension
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
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
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Zone Front Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
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
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
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: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19"
18 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Steel space and weight saving spare wheel
Anti-theft wheel bolts
All Season Tires
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Disk brakes in front, with integrated backing plate
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Disk brakes in rear
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
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
LED Headlamp
Cornering Lights
Post-Collision Safety System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
6.5" Touchscreen Media Display
Convenience Package
Classic Trim
Signature Trim
Iconic Trim
Premium Package
Driver Assistance Package
8.8" Touchscreen Nav Package
Signature Upholstery Package
Exterior Options: 
Silver Bonnet Stripes
Roof Rails Black
Privacy Glass
Black Bonnet Stripes
18" Pair Spoke Alloy Wheels
18" Pin Spoke Silver Wheels
18" Pin Spoke Black Alloy Wheels
19" Turnstile Spoke 2-Tone Alloy Wheels
Performance Summer Tires
Standard Exterior Trim
19" MINI Yours British Spoke Alloy Wheels
Without Panoramic Moonroof
White Bonnet Stripes
Interior Options: 
SiriusXM Satellite Radio W/1 Year AllAccess Subscription
Picnic Cushion
JCW Leather Steering Wheel
Headliner In Anthracite
Storage Package
Standard Seats
Alarm System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Malt Brown Chesterfield, leather
#7D4A31
Indigo Blue Chesterfield, leather
#606983
Satellite Grey Chesterfield, leather
#C1BDB5
MINI Yours Carbon Black Lounge, leather
#1A1A1A
Carbon Black Cross Punch, leather
#2B2B2B
Black Pearl, leatherette/cloth
#1A1A1A
Carbon Black SensaTec, leatherette
#1A1A1A