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2021 Kia Sorento vs. 2021 MINI MINI-Countryman Review

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2021 Kia
Sorento

MSRP*: $29,390 to $42,590
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2021 MINI
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 Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
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 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 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 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 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 MINI-Countryman.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sorento is much wider than the MINI 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 MINI-Countryman.

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

Utility
The Kia Sorento offers greater seating capacity than the MINI 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 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 MINI-Countryman.