2020 Kia Optima vs 2021 MINI Cooper

2020 Kia Optima
2020 Kia Optima
$23,390MSRP
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2021 MINI Cooper
2021 MINI Cooper
$22,400MSRP
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2020 Kia Optima
$23,390MSRP
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2021 MINI Cooper
$22,400MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$23,390

MSRP

$22,400

Average price

$16,801

Average price

$24,670

Listings

927

Listings

235
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

Expert reviews

5.0 out of 10
Pros
  • Fun to drive
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Manual transmission available
Cons
  • Poor value for money
  • Poor ergonomic design
  • Cramped back seat

2020 Kia Optima Reviews Summary

2021 MINI Cooper Reviews Summary

The MINI Cooper is a funky little car with a big attitude that screams nostalgia. The BMW-owned automaker marches to the beat of its own drum, and while the MINI Cooper isn’t the most practical or best equipped car in its class, its unique styling and classic fun-loving attitude will be just what the doctor ordered for many buyers.

The Cooper is available in body styles that include the two-door Mini Cooper Hardtop, a four-door hardtop, and a convertible. Other variants of the Cooper go by different names, such as the larger MINI Countryman crossover and the Clubman wagon.

Updates for the 2021 model year includes several new features and the re-addition of a manual transmission option. Two new special editions are also available: MINI Sidewalk and John Cooper Works GP.

The MINI Cooper's odd place in the market pits it against several competitors from various classes. New car buyers may cross-shop the Mazda MX-5 Miata, BMW 2 Series, Kia Soul, Kia Seltos, Subaru BRZ, Toyota GR86, Hyundai Kona, or Mazda MX-30 when making a buying decision on the MINI. Prior to their discontinuation, the Ford Fiesta and Honda Fit were solid Mini competitors as well.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.4L 185 hp I4

Engine

1.5L 134 hp I3

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

4

Horsepower

185 hp @ 6000 rpm

Horsepower

134 hp @ 4400 rpm

MPG City

24

MPG City

26

MPG Highway

32

MPG Highway

37
2020 Kia Optima
2020 Kia Optima
$23,390MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2021 MINI Cooper
2021 MINI Cooper
$22,400MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2020 Kia Optima
$23,390MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2021 MINI Cooper
$22,400MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$23,390
$22,400
Average price
$16,801
$24,670
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.9
4.7
Expert reviews

5.0 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Fun to drive
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Manual transmission available
Cons
  • Poor value for money
  • Poor ergonomic design
  • Cramped back seat
Summary

The MINI Cooper is a funky little car with a big attitude that screams nostalgia. The BMW-owned automaker marches to the beat of its own drum, and while the MINI Cooper isn’t the most practical or best equipped car in its class, its unique styling and classic fun-loving attitude will be just what the doctor ordered for many buyers.

The Cooper is available in body styles that include the two-door Mini Cooper Hardtop, a four-door hardtop, and a convertible. Other variants of the Cooper go by different names, such as the larger MINI Countryman crossover and the Clubman wagon.

Updates for the 2021 model year includes several new features and the re-addition of a manual transmission option. Two new special editions are also available: MINI Sidewalk and John Cooper Works GP.

The MINI Cooper's odd place in the market pits it against several competitors from various classes. New car buyers may cross-shop the Mazda MX-5 Miata, BMW 2 Series, Kia Soul, Kia Seltos, Subaru BRZ, Toyota GR86, Hyundai Kona, or Mazda MX-30 when making a buying decision on the MINI. Prior to their discontinuation, the Ford Fiesta and Honda Fit were solid Mini competitors as well.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.4L 185 hp I4
1.5L 134 hp I3
Drive Train
FWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
5
4
Horsepower
185 hp @ 6000 rpm
134 hp @ 4400 rpm
MPG City
24
26
MPG Highway
32
37
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