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2020 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2021 MINI Countryman Review

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2020 Kia
Niro Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $29,490 to $36,390
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2021 MINI
Countryman

MSRP*: $29,100 to $41,500
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Invoice* $28,604 to $35,299 $25,250 to $38,380
MPG - City Info not available 23 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 30 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 54.5 ft3 47.6 ft3
Engine 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas) 134-hp, 1.5-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 189-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 301-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 7-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 139 hp 134 - 301 hp
Exterior Length 171.5 in 169.8 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 71.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 40.4 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.3 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the MINI Countryman, with comparable head- and legroom. The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the MINI Countryman, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Cost
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). Whether you pick the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid or the MINI Countryman, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is much higher than that for the MINI Countryman.

Dimensions
The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is about the same width as the MINI Countryman. When looking at overall length, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the MINI Countryman.

Handling
The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has a smaller turning radius than the MINI Countryman, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has a lot less horsepower than the MINI Countryman.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the MINI Countryman.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid and the MINI Countryman. The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the MINI Countryman.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid than that of the MINI Countryman.