Compare 2018 Kia Soul vs 2018 MINI Countryman

2018 Kia Soul
2018 MINI Countryman
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! Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul ! Automatic 26 31 $21,698 $22,900
Soul + Automatic 25 30 $19,329 $20,400
Soul Base Automatic 25 30 $17,185 $17,800
Soul Base Manual 24 30 $15,796 $16,200
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Cooper ALL4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Countryman Cooper ALL4 22 32 $26,510 $28,600
Countryman Cooper FWD 24 34 $24,670 $26,600
Countryman Cooper S ALL4 21 31 $29,365 $31,700
Countryman Cooper S E ALL4 N/A N/A $34,055 $36,800
Countryman Cooper S FWD 23 32 $28,905 $31,200
Countryman John Cooper Works ALL4 20 29 $34,975 $37,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,698
$26,510
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,900
$28,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$382 / month
$477 / 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
26 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
63.5 61.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
163 169.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
49.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 15.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 49
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 15.9
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.2 16.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 258
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 258
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3232 3510
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 162 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6000 134 @ 4400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 22
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.06
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.37
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.30 4.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.79
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul MINI Countryman
Body Style
Hatchback ALL4 Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.8
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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