Compare 2018 MINI Countryman vs 2018 Nissan Kicks

2018 MINI Countryman
2018 Nissan Kicks
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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
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S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Kicks S FWD 31 36 $17,825 $18,290
Kicks SR FWD 31 36 $20,060 $20,590
Kicks SV FWD 31 36 $19,478 $19,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,510
$17,825
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,600
$18,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$477 / month
$305 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
5.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Mini Countryman has a new plug-in hybrid system but the mission is the same: Big Mini crossover with a bigger audience. The 2018 Nissan Kicks doesn’t thrill, but its pert styling and good value make it worth a look.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 43.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54 53.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 53
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 33.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 50.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 49.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 103.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 59.8
Length, Overall (in)
169.8 169.1
Height, Overall (in)
61.3 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
15.9 25.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
49 32.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.9 25.3
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- 8
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 10.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
258 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
258 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3510 2639
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 X 6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 120
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1250 115 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 4400 125 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 31
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 36
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.82 4.01 - 0.46
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.93
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 -
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.14 3.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Countryman Nissan Kicks
Body Style
ALL4 Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 5.3

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