2017 Mazda CX-3 vs 2016 Kia Soul

Small crossovers like the 2017 Mazda CX-3 share many similarities with certain subcompact cars, such as the 2016 Kia Soul. But when two different vehicles like these appear to be pretty comparable, how do you decide on which one  you should choose? If you’re stuck not knowing which vehicle is right for you, just take a look at our 2017 Mazda CX-3 vs 2016 Kia Soul comparison. 

Both the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and 2016 Kia Soul are smaller in size, offer good fuel efficiency, and have five seats. Another thing they share is a distinct style. The 2017 CX-3 is sleek and athletic, with a design that appears to be always in motion, even when its in park. The Kia Soul takes a different approach: it’s small, angular, and boxy. Ultimately, the look comes down to which of the two you prefer most.

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2017 Mazda CX-3 differences between the 2017 mazda cx-3 and 2016 kia soul 2016 Kia Soul
$19,960 MSRP $15,900
29 City/34 Highway MPG 24 City/30 Highway
2.0L I-4 Engine 1.6L I-4
Available AWD Not Available

Differences between the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and 2016 Kia Soul

One advantage that the Kia Soul has is cost. Both the Kia Soul or Mazda CX-3 are highly affordable, but the Soul is available for a few thousand less. However, when you start to look at the differences of what these two offer, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 more than makes up for that price difference. Even though these two are both fuel efficient, the 2017 CX-3 easily wins here with a 29 City/34 Highway rating vs the 24 City/30 Highway MPG in the Soul.

Not only is the 2017 CX-3 more fuel efficient, but you can also find additional power in it when matched up against the Kia Soul. The 2.0L I-4 engine in the 2017 Mazda CX-3 comes with 146 horsepower, which will give you better acceleration and a more responsive drive compared to the 1.6L I-4 engine in the Kia Soul. The interior of the 2017 CX-3 also has plenty of available features to compliment its sporty look with some smart tech, including a standard infotainment system mounted in an easy-to-see location.

Want to give the 2017 Mazda CX-3 a closer look? You can get a full tour and test drive for the 2017 Mazda CX-3 when you visit us at Holiday Mazda in Fond du Lac!

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