Compare 2021 Kia Soul vs 2021 MINI Cooper

2021 Kia Soul
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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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Cooper FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Convertible Cooper FWD N/A N/A $25,410 $27,400
Convertible Cooper S FWD N/A N/A $29,090 $31,400
Convertible John Cooper Works FWD N/A N/A $35,530 $38,400
Hardtop 2 Door Cooper FWD 26 37 $20,810 $22,400
Hardtop 2 Door Cooper S FWD 23 33 $24,490 $26,400
Hardtop 2 Door Cooper SE FWD N/A N/A $27,710 $29,900
Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works FWD 23 33 $30,010 $32,400
Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works GP FWD 24 30 $41,510 $44,900
Hardtop 2 Door Oxford Edition FWD 26 37 $19,000 $22,400
Hardtop 4 Door Cooper FWD 26 37 $21,730 $23,400
Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S FWD 23 33 $25,410 $27,400
Hardtop 4 Door Oxford Edition FWD 26 37 $20,000 $23,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,300
$25,410
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,350
$27,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$389 / month
$457 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Kia Soul hatchback has style and substance in the same package; few cars can boast the same. No small city car has as much charm or is as much fun to drive as the 2021 Mini Cooper.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg -
Highway
33 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 51
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 30.9
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 41.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 76.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
165.2 151.1
Height, Overall (in)
63 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 98.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 68
Track Width, Front (in)
62 59.1
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 11.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2844 2895
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 15 X 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
Fuel System
MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
132 @ 4500 162 @ 1480
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 6200 134 @ 4500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 37
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.54
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 3.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.71 3.42
Trans Type
1 6
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.24
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.97
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.68
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul MINI 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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2021 Kia Soul
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  • Lease: $179 per month for 36 months
  • Rebate: $1,500 customer cash
  • Finance: 0.0% APR for 66 months
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