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2021 Kia Sorento vs. 2021 MINI MINI-Countryman Review

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2021 Kia
Sorento

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2021 MINI
MINI-Countryman

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MSRP*
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$29,390 to $42,590
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$29,100 to $41,500
Invoice* $28,362 to $40,674 $25,250 to $38,380
MPG - City 21 - 24 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 25 - 29 30 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 5
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.

Drivetrain
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.

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