Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento than in the MINI MINI-Countryman, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the MINI MINI-Countryman and the Kia Sorento.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the MINI MINI-Countryman as you will with the Kia Sorento, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the MINI MINI-Countryman is a better financial choice over the Kia Sorento, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The MINI MINI-Countryman carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Kia Sorento.
Since the MINI MINI-Countryman is much slimmer than the Kia Sorento, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the MINI MINI-Countryman, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Sorento.
The MINI MINI-Countryman has much lower torque than the Kia Sorento, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The MINI MINI-Countryman has a larger turning radius than the Kia Sorento, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the MINI MINI-Countryman has a lot less horsepower than the Kia Sorento.
The MINI MINI-Countryman has less seating than the Kia Sorento, making the Kia Sorento the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The MINI MINI-Countryman has significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Sorento.
The basic warranty of the MINI MINI-Countryman is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Sorento.
Compare the 2014 MINI MINI-Countryman and the 2015 Kia Sorento.
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MSRP*: $22,100 - $34,950
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MSRP*: $24,100 - $41,700
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $1,500||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.90%||As low as 0.90%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 4.08%||--|
|City MPG:||25 - 28||18 - 20|
|Highway MPG:||31 - 35||24 - 27|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 7|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$20,330 - $32,155||$23,285 - $39,233|
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