Comparison - Kia Sportage EX 2018 - vs - Mini Cooper Countryman JCW 2020

General

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Make: 
Average Price: 
27,900
Updated: 
03 Sep 2018
$
41,400
Updated: 
22 Jan 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.40gals
16.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Cherry
#6E7377
Burnished Copper
#97775D
Hyper Red
#A93341
Mineral Silver
#8D8D90
Pacific Blue
#3C4D5D
Snow White Pearl
#B3B2B7
Sparkling Silver
#7A797E
Color: 
John Cooper Works Rebel Green
#2B3935
Chili Red
#D41313
Melting Silver Metallic
#BCBBBA
Midnight Black metallic
#000000
MINI yours Enigmatic Black Metallic
#F3F3F3
Thunder Grey metallic
#5C5E6D
Light White
#F5F5F5
Moonwalk Grey metallic
#8A8F95
Island blue metallic
#508DB2

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

There’s a lot to like about the sharp-handling, attractive 2018 Kia Sportage, even if its fuel economy doesn’t impress.

Pros
Distinctive styling
Great ride and handling
Optional turbo power
Quality feel inside
Stellar infotainment

Cons
Lousy fuel economy
Styling not for everyone
So-so visibility
Limited configurability

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Kia Sportage ranked #4 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Kia Sportage has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 22 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Premium interior
Two rows of spacious seats
Agile handling and smooth ride
Excellent warranty and predicted reliability rating

Cons
Unimpressive engines
Below-average fuel economy
Smaller cargo hold than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The Sportage stands pat with its unmistakable front-end styling and steadfast powertrain duo for 2018. Instead of changing those, Kia has extended some of its active safety features to lower trims, upgraded several standard features, and reshuffled the contents of option packages.

Pros
Audi-like interior,
long list of features,
speedy turbo engine.

Cons
Poor fuel economy,
limited cargo space,
love-it-or-hate-it styling.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 MINI Cooper Countryman's #4 ranking is based on its score within the Subcompact SUVs category. Currently the MINI Cooper Countryman has a score of 7.8 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 29 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Upscale cabin
Robust optional engines
Athletic handling

Cons
Meager base engine
Below-average cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Mini Countryman packs British charm and driving fun in a high-quality package that’s priced like a true luxury crossover SUV.

Pros
Attractive styling
Premium quality
Room for passengers and cargo
Active safety now standard
More powerful JCW

Cons
Gets very expensive, very fast
Overmatched base engine
Strange packaging decisions
Plug-in hybrid range still lacking

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For the 2020 model year, the Mini Cooper Countryman JCW gets a new engine that generates 301 horsepower. This powerplant offers significantly more muscle than the outgoing 228-hp engine. Also, the six-speed manual transmission has been discontinued; an eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters is the sole transmission.

Pros
Athletic performance,
snazzy sheetmetal, premium cabin.

Cons
Provides less cargo space than some rivals,
no Android Auto,
not available with blind-spot monitoring.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
2.00L
Torque: 
175ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
331ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
Horsepower: 
181hp
at 6 000rpm
301hp
at 5 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
37.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Extended Cabin Cooling
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
176.40in
169.80in
Width: 
73.00in
71.70in
Height: 
65.20in
61.30in
Ground Clearance: 
6.80in
6.50in
Front Track: 
63.30in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.30
40.50
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
38.30
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
40.40in
Rear leg room: 
38.20in
37.60in
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
54.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
54.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
60.10cu.ft
47.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.70cu.ft
17.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3739.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
1 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Leatherette/Suede
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Heated steering wheel
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
160 watts stero output
6 total speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Extended sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0-In. Wheels
18 X 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Emergency Braking Assist
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
EX Premium Package
EX Sport Appearance Package
Ex Awd Technology Package
Premium Package
Driver Assistance Package
Signature Trim
Touchscreen Navigation Package
Signature Upholstery Package
Classic Trim
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Cross Bars
Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Package
Wheel Locks
Snow White Pearl Premium Paint
Tow Hitch
18" JCW Thrill Spoke Black Alloy Wheels
Red Sport Stripes
18" JCW Grip Spoke Black Alloy Wheels
18" JCW Grip Spoke Silver Alloy Wheels
Privacy Glass
Black Sport Stripes
Without Panoramic Moonroof
Interior Options: 
Cargo Tray
Interior Light Kit
Interior Light Kit
Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Cargo Cover
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Homelink And Compass
Interior Light Kit
Carpet Floor Mats
Standard Seats
Alarm System
Storage Package
Universal Garage-Door Opener
Iconic Trim
SiriusXM Satellite Radio W/1 Year AllAccess Subscription

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Beige, leather
#BD9A7F
Black, leather
#070707
Brown, leather
#393129
Gray, leather
#A0A0A0
Grey, leather
#6A6A6A
Color: 
Carbon Black Dinamica/leather, leather sueded microfiber
#1A1A1A
Carbon Black Dinamica/cloth, leather/cloth
#1A1A1A
Satellite Grey chesterfield, leather
#C1BDB5
MINI yours Carbon Black Lounge, leather
#1A1A1A
Carbon Black SensaTec, leatherette
#1A1A1A
British Oak chesterfield, leather
#938168
Carbon Black Cross Punch, leather
#2B2B2B
Black Pearl, leatherette/cloth
#1A1A1A