2018 Kia Soul vs Mini Countryman

2018 Kia Soul vs Mini Countryman

The 2018 Kia Soul and Mini Countryman are two of the most stylish, distinctive subcompact crossovers on the road. Both strive for a balance of modern comfort and sporty performance. Which is right for you? Read our comparison guide to find out.

2018 Kia Soul vs Mini Countryman

Best New Features: 2018 Kia Soul


Brand new features are part of the fun of buying a new car, and this year the Kia Soul delivers all the best new stuff. For 2018, you can add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality to even the base trim, because it's included in the Convenience package. This technology delivers all the latest in smartphone integration, displaying apps on your central touchscreen. Press a button on the steering wheel to access your phone's voice control system. The new Convenience package also includes automatic climate control, optimizing comfort in the thrifty base model. Now Kia's UVO infotainment system comes standard on the mid-tier Soul Plus model, so you can enjoy a high-tech ride without having to spend more on a higher trim model.

In the new Mini Countryman, you'll find some new controls on the dash, including a toggle switch for the driving modes. Also, the front-wheel-drive Cooper S model is now automatic-only, though you can still get the all-wheel-drive model with a manual transmission to exert greater control over performance.


Most Creature Comforts: 2018 Kia Soul


If you're looking for a cushy ride, you'll love the 2018 Kia Soul. This subcompact crossover SUV gets a big thumbs-up for both ride and seat comfort. Inside, the Soul's two rows of seating are spacious and supportive, making the Soul an excellent option for brunch-hopping socialites. Even on really rough roads, the Soul delivers a comfortable ride. The automatic climate control does an excellent job of maintaining the temperature you set, ensuring optimal comfort on long trips.

In the Mini Countryman, comfort is second to performance, but that doesn't mean you won't enjoy your ride to work. The cabin remains pretty quiet, even in the face of high speeds and road noise. It's also got rear cabin vents to keep backseat passengers content. However, the front sport seats keep you snug during hard cornering but a little too snug during normal driving.


Peppiest Performance: 2018 Mini Countryman


If you crave optimal performance above all else, the Countryman just might be the model for you. Compared to other compact crossovers, the Countryman offers a truly athletic ride, thanks to its sporty steering and deft handling.

The Soul's base engine will be enough for most drivers. But, if you want a truly sporty ride, you've got to upgrade to the turbocharged option. With it, acceleration is easy breezy. You'll be up to speed before you even know it, even from a standing stop.


Best Value: 2018 Kia Soul


In addition to delivering an excellent tech and safety lineup, the Kia Soul offers a much lower starting price than the Countryman, at just $16,200.

By comparison, the base Countryman Cooper starts at $26,900. To save the most money without missing out on any modern features, go with the Kia Soul.


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2018 Kia Soul vs Mini Countryman

The Mini Countryman has certain appeal, but the 2018 Kia Soul represents the best overall value. It's got everything you could want, from a sporty performance to all the latest smartphone integration technology. Inside, you'll find comfortable seating, and every available luxury, including leather upholstery and a heated steering wheel.

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2019 Kia Soul ! 4dr Crossover for Sale in inventory


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