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2014 Kia Soul

2014 MINI Cooper Countryman

  2014 Kia Soul  -  First Drive, August 2013 2014 MINI Cooper Countryman
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Invoice $14,595 $20,330
23/31 25/35
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Bottom Line The 2014 Kia Soul doesn’t stray from its iconic profile, but it dons more sophistication inside and underneath—with fewer compromises and all in the name of city-friendly, tall-wagon goodness. Read Full Review The 2014 MINI Countryman puts the brand's fun-to-drive spirit into the body of a versatile compact crossover. Read Full Review
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  • Much-improved cabin appointments
  • Useful, spacious interior
  • Improved next-gen infotainment
  • Smooth, isolated ride
  • Smart urban style


  • Engine noise
  • Automatic transmission’s ‘hunting’
  • Lackluster highway mileage


  • MINI spirit
  • Interior trim improvements
  • Useful rear seat
  • Abundant personalization options
  • Connectivity features


  • Electric steering feel
  • No paddles on automatic
  • Rear-end look undefined
  • Busy controls and dash
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