MINI Countryman vs. Kia Niro

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Key Specs

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.83 / 5
6 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
134 hp
139 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5L I
1.6L Atkinson Cycle DOHC 16

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.4 in.
41.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 in.
40.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.6 in.
37.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
39.1 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
H - P225/55VR17
P205/60HR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.1 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
17.5 ft.

Length

Length
169.8 in.
171.5 in.

Width

Width
71.7 in.
71.1 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3300 - 3543 lbs.
3391 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
134 hp
139 hp

Torque

Torque
162 ft. lbs.
195 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
3 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.1 gal.
11.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 29 mpg
46 mpg

City

City
22 - 24 mpg
46 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 - 33 mpg
46 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
MINI Countryman
Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

Body Style

Body Style
ALL4 Sport Utility - Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3300 - 3543 lbs.
3391 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 - 28 mpg.
46 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
Gas/Electric I-4

Displacement

Displacement
1.5 L/91
1.6 L/96

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
6 - 8
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62, 3.82, 4.46, 5.25
3.87

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93, 2.04, 2.51, 3.03
2.22

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24, 1.37, 1.55, 1.95
1.37

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97, 1.03, 1.14, 1.46
0.93

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81, 0.85, 0.95, 1.22
0.96

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67, 0.68, 0.79, 1.00
0.77

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19, 3.54, 4.01, 4.14
5.35

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.75, 4.06, 4.10, 4.12
3.23

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
H, P225/45WR19, P225/50WR18, P225/55VR17
P205/60HR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
H, P225/45WR19, P225/50WR18, P225/55VR17
P205/60HR16

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 19 X 8 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 19 X 8 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.4 ft.
17.5 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.1 gal.
11.4 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 in.
40.1 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.4 in.
41.7 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
54.8 in.
56 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
39.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
37.6 in.
37.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54 in.
55.2 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.1 in.
106.3 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
169.8 in.
171.5 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.7 in.
71.1 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
61.3 in.
60.4 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.4 in.
61.6 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62.5 in.
62.2 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
49 ft³.
54.5 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
15.9 ft³.
19.4 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
15.9 ft³.
19.4 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
MINI
Niro

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Subcompact Sport Utility
Subcompact Sport Utility

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.5
1.6

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
3
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4