2020 Kia Soul Vs. 2019 Mazda CX-3

split screen comparison between 2020 Kia Soul Vs. 2019 Mazda CX-3

Subcompact crossovers are great vehicles for enjoying a comfortable urban commute with plenty of weekend-ready capability. Prized for their excellent balancing of the competing demands for both crossovers and cars, the subcompact crossover class has become predictably popular among drivers seeking a vehicle that can economically do it all.

All-new for 2020, the Kia Soul brings its own attitude to the table. As the remaining “box car” on the market, the Kia Soul offers unrivaled capability and interior space in a package that is sporty and fun. Up against the 2020 Kia Soul, we have the 2019 Mazda CX-3, the tiny Mazda2-platform-based entry into the segment. Let’s see how they fare:

2020 Kia Soul


2019 Mazda CX-3

2 Powertrain options 1
201-horsepower 1.6-liter turbo Available engine N/A
14.3 gallons Fuel tank size 12.7 gallons
38.8 inches Second-row legroom 35.0 inches
62.1 cubic feet Maximum cargo space 44.5 cubic feet
10 years/100,000 miles Engine/powertrain warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
$17,490 MSRP starts at $20,390

Sleek CX-3 No Match for Eternal Soul

As you see in the above chart, the Mazda CX-3 just can’t match the incredible value, style and practicality of Kia’s latest-and-greatest Kia Soul sports box. The 2020 Kia Soul enters the popular and crowded class ready to win it with an available 200+-horsepower engine, incredible space for passengers and cargo and a style that doesn’t relent.

Beyond simply the extra horsepower, legroom, cargo space and fuel capacity, the 2020 Kia Soul delights in its technological offerings, offering up to a 10.25-inch display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

You won’t find confidence to be in short supply in the 2020 Kia Soul. A limited warranty that adds 2 years and 24,000 miles to Mazda’s 3-year/36,000-mile limited and engine warranty that doubles the years and nearly doubles the miles over Mazda ensures you’re counting on your Kia for a decade or more!

When you buy or lease from Friendly Kia, you’re similarly getting the best. As the only dealership in Tampa Bay to be welcomed into the Kia Motors America President’s Club for 2019, Friendly Kia has a proven record of driver satisfaction.

Stop in today to test-drive the all-new 2020 Kia Soul and see for yourself why being Friendly makes all the difference!