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2011 MINI Cooper Countryman 2011 Lexus CT Hybrid 2011 Volkswagen GTI
     
FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr S
  • AWD 4dr S ALL4
FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid Premium
2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Man
  • 4dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB DSG
  • 4dr HB DSG
  • 2dr HB Man w/Sunroof
  • 4dr HB Man w/Sunroof
  • 2dr HB DSG w/Sunroof
  • 2dr HB Man w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 4dr HB DSG w/Sunroof
  • 4dr HB Man w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 2dr HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 4dr HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 2dr HB Man Autobahn
  • 4dr HB Man Autobahn
  • 2dr HB DSG Autobahn
  • 4dr HB DSG Autobahn
 

Prices

MSRP $21,650 $29,120 $23,695
Invoice $19,485 $27,052 $22,747
Avg. Paid $16,780 $20,208 $15,979

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.7 8.2
Critics' Rating 8.0 8.8 9.2
Performance 8.8 7.4 9.0
Interior 7.6 7.6 9.2
Operating Cost 8.1 8.8 8.0
Safety 10.0 10.0 9.7
Reliability 2.0 4.5 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Spacious back seat
  • Good fuel economy ratings
  • Excellent crash test scores
  • Great fuel economy
  • Impressive list of standard features
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Class-leading safety and reliability scores
  • Ideal performance for driving enthusiasts
  • Great fuel economy
  • Spacious cabin
  • Impressive interior quality
  • Excellent safety scores
Cons
  • Poor reliability score
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Lackluster performance
  • Bland interior styling
  • Below-average reliability

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas 4-Cyl 1.6L/98 Gas/Electric I4 1.8L/110 Gas Turbocharged I4 2.0L/121
MPG 27 City / 35 Hwy 43 City / 40 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Crossover 4 Door Hatchback 2 Door HB

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.2 102.4 101.5
Length, Overall (in) 161.7 170.1 165.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 69.5 70.0
Height, Overall (in) 61.5 56.7 57.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Dual Moonroof Optional
Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2954 3130 3034

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Optional
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Optional
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Optional Standard
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 86.0 93.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 38.9 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.4 42.1 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 54.0 54.6
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.1 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.0 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 33.8 32.9 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 52.6 53.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 41.0 - TBD - 46.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas/Electric I4 Gas Turbocharged I4
Displacement 1.6L/98 1.8L/110 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 121 @ 6000 134 Combined 200 @ 5100-6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 114 @ 4250 - TBD - 207 @ 1800-5000
Transmission Manual Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Turning diameter - TBD - 34.2 35.8

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 43 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 40 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.4 11.9 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Double-Wishbone 4-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Optional Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard