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2021 Kia Sorento vs. 2021 MINI Countryman Review

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2021 Kia
Sorento

MSRP*: $29,390 to $42,590
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2021 MINI
Countryman

MSRP*: $29,100 to $41,500
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Invoice* $28,362 to $40,674 $25,250 to $38,380
MPG - City 21 - 24 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 29 MPG 30 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 75.5 ft3 47.6 ft3
Engine 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 281-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 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 8-Speed A/T 7-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 191 - 281 hp 134 - 301 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 3,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 188.9 in 169.8 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 71.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 40.4 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 40.3 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento than in the MINI Countryman. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Kia Sorento and the MINI Countryman.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Sorento as you will with the MINI Countryman, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). The Kia Sorento is somewhat more expensive than the MINI Countryman. 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 Sorento is much higher than that for the MINI Countryman.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sorento is much wider than the MINI Countryman, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Kia Sorento, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the MINI Countryman.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Sorento greatly out-muscles the MINI Countryman.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Kia Sorento does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the MINI Countryman.

Utility
The Kia Sorento offers greater seating capacity than the MINI Countryman, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Kia Sorento, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the MINI Countryman.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Sorento than that of the MINI Countryman.