Comparison - Mini Cooper Countryman JCW 2020 - vs - Kia Seltos GTX 2020

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
41,400
Updated: 
22 Jan 2020
1,529,000
Updated: 
03 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Intense Red
#B2001F
Glacier White Pearl
#F5F9FA
Steel Silver
#ADADAD
Gravity Gray
#35393C
Aurora Black Pearl
#15161A
Intelligency Blue
#0020B5
Punchy Orange
#F05201

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

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Pros
Super spacious and practical inside
Great ride and handling package
Looks the business
Best in class infotainment and technology
Seven-year warranty

Cons
Base models miss out on more advanced safety features
No rear-air vents on most variants
No power tailgate
Front-wheel drive models ride a little on the firm side

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.40L
Torque: 
331ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
Horsepower: 
301hp
at 5 200rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
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
Electric Power Steering
Leather wrapped D-cut steering wheel with GT line logo
Solar glass- UV cut (Front Windshield, Windows)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
169.80in
172.20in
Width: 
71.70in
71.00in
Height: 
61.30in
64.00in
Ground Clearance: 
6.50in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
104.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.80in
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
Rear leg room: 
37.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
47.60cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.60cu.ft
15.20cu.ft

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
All door power windows
Driver one touch Auto up/ down with anti pinch function

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
Passenger seatback upper pocket
Driver one touch Auto up/ down with anti pinch function
Driver Seat Height Adjust (Manual)
Front passenger adjustable headrest
Front seat belt height adjuster
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
60:40 split type seatback folding
Rear passengers adjustable headrest

Suspension

Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Smart Pure Air purifier
Rain sensing wipers
Rear AC Vents
Sunglass Holder

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Wireless charger - Smartphone
Smart 20.32 cm (8.0") Head-Up Display
Driving rear view monitor
Advance 17.78 cm (7.0") Color display cluster
Bluetooth
4 speakers
2 Tweeter
Apple Carplay
Android Auto
26.03 cm (10.25") HD Touchscreen Navigation
Front USB charging port
Rear USB charging port

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED sound mood lights
Heartbeat LED type tail lamps
Rear Spoiler
Front bumper with Sporty Red accent
Red brake caliper - Front
Rear wiper & washer
Rear Sun-shade curtain
Rain sensing wipers
Diamond knurling pattern - Chrome
Bridge type Roof rails
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0 In.
17"
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Sporty Red center wheel caps
Wheel Dimensions: 
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
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
discs
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
no
Traction control: 
yes
no
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Cornering Lights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Premium Package
Driver Assistance Package
Signature Trim
Touchscreen Navigation Package
Signature Upholstery Package
Classic Trim
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
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: 
Standard Seats
Alarm System
Storage Package
Universal Garage-Door Opener
Iconic Trim
SiriusXM Satellite Radio W/1 Year AllAccess Subscription

Colors

Interior Colors: 
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