2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman in Smyrna, GA

January 9th, 2020 by

Why pay more for less? And if you choose the 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman  over the 2020 Kia Soul, this is exactly what you’ll be doing. Simply put, the 2020 Kia Soul is a class-leading compact SUV that boasts outstanding value and runs circles around the Mini Cooper Countryman.

To help you more clearly understand why the Soul outshines the Mini Cooper Countryman, the experts at Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna have created this easy-to-read comparison. Continue reading to learn more, and don’t hesitate to reach out to the team in Smyrna today.

Compact SUV Performance: 2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman

The 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman is a stylish and fun compact SUV that comes with a TwinPower Turbo 1.5L 3-cylinder direct-injection engine. This engine produces up to 134 HP and a maximum 162 lb.-ft. of torque. You can choose a more powerful 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that produces 189 HP and 207 lb.-ft. of torque, but you’ll have opt for the substantially more expensive Cooper S.

On the other hand, the 2020 Kia Soul offers a total of two engine options. The standard engine is a brilliant 2.0L four-cylinder engine that delivers a peppy 147 HP. For more exhilarating performance, the GT-Line trim offers an upgrade to the 1.6L Turbocharged I4 engine that delivers up to 201 HP. Whether standard or available engine, the Kia Soul offers you more performance than what is offered on the 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman.

Fuel Efficiency & Cost of Ownership: 2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman

If you’re looking to pay more for less performance and pay more to maintain the lackluster-performing vehicle, then the 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman may be the perfect vehicle for you. However, if you’re like most of us who understands the value of a hard-earned dollar, the 2020 Kia Soul is an unspeakable value.

When comparing the Cooper Countryman to the Kia Soul, it’s vital to understand the Mini requires the more expensive Premium Gasoline. To add insult to injury, the 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman’s standard engine delivers only 24/32 MPG (City/Highway). In addition to using the most cost-efficient regular gasoline, the 2020 Kia Soul truly excels at the pump delivering 27/33 MPGs (City/Highway). And if you’re operating in Eco driving mode, the EPA rates for the Kia Soul jump to an astounding 29/35 MPGs (City/Highway).

Interior Passenger Space: 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman vs 2020 Kia Soul

2020 Kia Soul in Smyrna, Ga

In the subcompact SUV class of vehicles, every inch counts! And again, the 2020 Kia Soul gives you more space where it matters the most. The 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman comes in offering a meager 96.9 cubic feet of interior passenger space, which pales in comparison to the 2020 Kia Soul’s 102.2 cubic feet of passenger space. Here’s the specific areas where the Kia Soul demonstrates the advantages:

  • The Soul has .7 more inches in front shoulder room and front legroom
  • The Soul offers 1.2 more inches of rear legroom, .2 inches of rear headroom, and .7 additional inches of back shoulder room.

Cargo Space: 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman vs 2020 Kia Soul

As if the passenger space wasn’t enough, the Kia Soul offers you more cargo room. With all seats erect, the Countryman only offers 17.6 cubic feet; while the 2020 Kia Soul posts an impressive 24.2 cubic feet. And when all of the seats are folded flat, the Kia Soul truly shines with an expansive 62.1 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Cooper Countryman consistently lumbers behind with only 47.6 cubic feet.

Contact Ed Voyles Kia in Smyrna for the New 2020 Kia Soul

You work hard every day to earn a living, and you shouldn’t pay more of your hard-earned money for less. The 2020 Kia Soul offers you more performance, more passenger space, more cargo space, better MPGs, lower cost of ownership, and we haven’t even gotten to the interior tech. As you can imagine, the 2020 Kia Soul offers you more standard tech and safety tech than the Countryman. However, you don’t have to take our word for it! Stop by Ed Voyles Kia in Smyrna today to experience the new 2020 Kia Soul.