Compare 2021 Kia Soul vs 2015 MINI Cooper

2021 Kia Soul
2015 MINI Cooper
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EX IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul EX IVT 28 33 $22,300 $23,350
Soul GT-Line IVT 28 33 $20,810 $21,790
Soul LX IVT 29 35 $18,421 $19,090
Soul LX Manual 25 31 $17,151 $17,590
Soul S IVT 29 35 $19,965 $20,690
Soul Turbo DCT 27 32 $26,406 $27,650
Soul X-Line IVT 28 33 $21,028 $21,790
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Convertible 2-Door 27 34 $24,360 $25,700
Cooper Convertible 2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,105 $35,850
Cooper Convertible 2-Door S 26 35 $26,315 $28,700
Cooper Coupe 2-Door 29 37 $20,880 $22,000
Cooper Coupe 2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $28,590 $31,900
Cooper Coupe 2-Door S 26 35 $23,225 $25,300
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door HB 29 40 $19,660 $20,700
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door HB John Cooper Works 25 31 $27,435 $30,600
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door HB S 24 34 $22,130 $24,100
Cooper Hardtop 4 Door 4-Door HB 29 40 $20,600 $21,700
Cooper Hardtop 4 Door 4-Door HB S 24 34 $23,040 $25,100
Cooper Paceman ALL4 2-Door John Cooper Works 25 31 $31,885 $35,600
Cooper Paceman ALL4 2-Door S 25 31 $26,225 $28,600
Cooper Paceman FWD 2-Door 27 34 $22,335 $23,550
Cooper Paceman FWD 2-Door S 26 32 $24,680 $26,900
Cooper Roadster 2-Door 27 34 $24,735 $26,100
Cooper Roadster 2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,465 $36,250
Cooper Roadster 2-Door S 26 35 $26,680 $29,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,300
$24,360
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,350
$25,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$389 / month
$428 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Kia Soul hatchback has style and substance in the same package; few cars can boast the same. The 2015 MINI Cooper hardtop is a slightly larger car with all the virtues of earlier MINIs and fewer drawbacks; it's nicer and quieter inside, the base car is closer to the Cooper S in performance, and it retains the rollerskate handling and cheeky character it's always had.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 50.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 29.9
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 41.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
165.2 146.6
Height, Overall (in)
63 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 97.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62 57.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.2 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 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 10.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.3 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P195/55VR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P195/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2844 2701
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
132 @ 4500 118 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 6200 121 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 34
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.68 - 0.39 3.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.71 4.35
Trans Type
1 6
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.79
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.91
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.68
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.19
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.78
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul MINI Cooper Convertible
Body Style
Hatchback Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 5.9
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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