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2022 Kia Soul vs. 2022 MINI Hardtop Review

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2022 Kia
Soul

MSRP*: $19,190 to $27,790
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2022 MINI
Hardtop

MSRP*: $22,900 to $32,900
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Invoice* $18,519 to $26,540 $19,000 to $30,470
MPG - City 27 - 28 MPG 25 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 MPG 34 - 38 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 4 - 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 201-hp, 1.6-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), 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable 7-Speed A/T, M/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 147 - 201 hp 134 - 228 hp
Exterior Length 165.2 in 152.2 - 159.1 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 68.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 38.8 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.8 - 32.3 in
Head Room Front 38.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 38.3 - 40.3 in
Rear 36.9 - 37.5 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Soul than the MINI Hardtop. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Soul and the MINI Hardtop in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Soul as you will with the MINI Hardtop, as they get the same number of miles per 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Soul will have less of an impact on your bank account than the MINI Hardtop. 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 Soul is much higher than that for the MINI Hardtop.

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

Handling
The Kia Soul has a smaller turning radius than the MINI Hardtop, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Soul is significantly less powerful than the MINI Hardtop. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Kia Soul has much less torque than the MINI Hardtop, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Kia Soul offers greater seating capacity than the MINI Hardtop, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

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