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2021 Kia Soul vs. 2022 MINI MINI-Hardtop Review

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2021 Kia
Soul

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2022 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*
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$17,590 to $27,650
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$22,900 to $32,900
Invoice* $17,151 to $26,406 $19,000 to $30,470
MPG - City 25 - 29 22 - 27
MPG - Hwy 31 - 35 31 - 37
Engine(s) Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 4 - 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 MINI-Hardtop. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Soul, drivers may find the MINI MINI-Hardtop a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Kia Soul will require fewer stops at the gas station than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Based on MSRP, the Kia Soul is clearly a better financial choice over the MINI 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 MINI-Hardtop.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Soul is much wider than the MINI 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 MINI-Hardtop.

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

Handling
The Kia Soul has about the same turning radius as the MINI MINI-Hardtop, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
The Kia Soul offers greater seating capacity than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia Soul will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

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