When comparing the Kia Soul's and the MINI Cooper's specifications and ratings, the Kia Soul has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and base engine power. The MINI Cooper has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Kia Soul's and the MINI Cooper's specifications and ratings, the Kia Soul is a better car than the MINI Cooper.
Kia Soul vs. MINI Cooper Pricing
A used 2011 Kia Soul ranges from $4,423 to $13,027 while a used 2011 MINI Cooper is priced between $5,302 to $13,495.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Kia Soul’s base engine makes 122 horsepower, and the MINI Cooper base engine makes 121 horsepower. The Soul is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 394 miles. The Cooper is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 488 miles. This gives the MINI Cooper the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Kia Soul. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Kia Soul has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Kia Soul has an average safety rating of 4.14 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.