Compare 2018 Kia Soul vs 2018 MINI Cooper Countryman

2018 Kia Soul
2018 MINI Cooper Countryman
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Manual Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual Base 24 30 $15,796 $16,200
Automatic Base 25 30 $17,185 $17,800
Automatic + 25 30 $19,329 $20,400
Automatic ! 26 31 $21,698 $22,900
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FWD Cooper
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Cooper 24 34 $24,670 $26,600
ALL4 Cooper 22 32 $26,510 $28,600
FWD Cooper S 23 32 $28,905 $31,200
ALL4 Cooper S 21 31 $29,365 $31,700
ALL4 Cooper S E N/A N/A $34,055 $36,800
ALL4 John Cooper Works 20 29 $34,975 $37,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,796
$24,670
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,200
$26,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$270 / month
$443 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Kia Soul puts style ahead of safety features and turbo power. The 2018 Mini Countryman has a new plug-in hybrid system but the mission is the same: Big Mini crossover with a bigger audience.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 40.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
163 -
Height, Overall (in)
63.5 61.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 105.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
49.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 15.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 49
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 15.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.2 16.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 258
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 258
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P225/55VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2884 3300
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6300 134 @ 4400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
118 @ 4850 162 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 1.5 L/91
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56 4.12
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.24
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul MINI Countryman
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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