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Kia Sportage vs. MINI Countryman

When we compare the Kia Sportage to the MINI Countryman, the Kia Sportage has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, overall quality score and base engine power. The Kia Sportage and MINI Countryman have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Kia Sportage versus the MINI Countryman, the Kia Sportage is a better car than the MINI Countryman.

Kia Sportage versus MINI Countryman Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Kia Sportage ranges from $18,884 to $29,861 while a used MINI Countryman from the same model year range is priced between $24,547 to $36,592. For a new model, the Kia Sportage's price is between $29,437 and $39,961, with the MINI Countryman priced between $36,047 and $50,171.

Kia Sportage versus MINI Countryman Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Kia Sportage is 8.1 out of 10 while the MINI Countryman's quality rating is 7.6 out of 10. This results in the Kia Sportage being ranked 16 out of 28 Best Crossover SUVs for the Money and the MINI Countryman being ranked 26 out of 28. Out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs, the Kia Sportage is ranked 61 and the MINI Countryman is ranked 32.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Kia Sportage’s base engine makes 187 horsepower, and the MINI Countryman base engine makes 134 horsepower. The Sportage is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 458 miles. The Countryman is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 515 miles. The Sportage uses regular unleaded, and the Countryman uses premium unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Kia Sportage has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the MINI Countryman.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Kia Sportage has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Kia Sportage has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Kia Sportage

2023 MINI Countryman

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$29,437 - $39,961

Used Asking Price:

$18,884 - $29,861

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

42.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$36,047 - $50,171

Used Asking Price:

$24,547 - $36,592

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

7.6 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.6 / 10

Reliability:

7.1 / 10

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 14
10 / 24
11 / 24
15 / 24
16 / 28
18 / 61
21 / 61
30 / 61
34 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 18
3 / 3
7 / 18
9 / 18
18 / 61
26 / 28
29 / 61
32 / 61

Summary Review

The Kia Sportage is a compact sport utility vehicle and a mainstay of Kia’s model line, going through several generations prior to the current Sportage, which debuted in 2017. The Sportage is known for its sharp looks, feature-packed interior, and low cost of entry, with new models costing an average of $28,105 and 3-year-old models averaging $20,380.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Smooth ride quality with a quiet interior
  • Spacious seating front and rear
  • Smart instrumentation and control layout

  • Smaller cargo capacity than many rivals
  • Acceleration can be sluggish
  • Fuel economy adequate at best

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

LX, EX, SX, SX-Prestige, X-Line, X-Pro, X-Pro Prestige

Trim Levels

Classic Cooper, John Cooper Works ALL4, Classic John Cooper Works ALL4, Classic Cooper ALL4, Cooper S, Classic Cooper S, Cooper S ALL4, Classic Cooper S ALL4

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

187 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque:

178 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.055 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

134 hp @ 4500 rpm

Torque:

162 foot-lbs @ 1480 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.039 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

25 / 32 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

358 / 458 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

3

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

26 / 32 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

419 / 515 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

39.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

74.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Cargo Space:

17.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

47.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

114.5 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3373 lbs

Width:

73.4 inches

Height:

65.4 inches

Length:

183.5 inches

Wheelbase:

108.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3443 lbs

Width:

78.8 inches

Height:

61.3 inches

Length:

169.7 inches

Wheelbase:

105.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

225/55R17