2020 Kia Soul vs 2020 Mazda CX-3

Red 2020 Kia Soul and red 2020 Mazda CX-3

The 2020 Kia Soul is one of the most unique vehicles in the subcompact crossover class and one of the most recognizable vehicles on the road today. The Soul offers incredible capability and versatility and is a perfect match for daily commuting and weekend trips. The Kia Soul has been recognized by numerous organizations and industry leaders for its safety-forward performance and convenient features and design.

The 2020 Soul lineup is bringing six different model options to the table, giving any shopper the chance to find their fit. But just how well does this lineup compare to other members of the competition? Keep reading this 2020 Kia Soul vs 2020 Mazda CX-3 comparison from Friendly Kia to find out. Learn more about the 2020 Kia Soul below or click the following link to view our lineup of in-stock Soul models at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL.

2020 Kia Soul


2020 Mazda CX-3

2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine Base Engine SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
1.6-liter turbocharged Available Engine N/A
147 horsepower – 201 horsepower Power Range 148 horsepower
6-speed manual, IVT, 7-speed DCT automatic Transmission SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport mode
Standard Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ Standard
7-inch touchscreen display standard | 10.25-inch touchscreen display available Infotainment Center 7-inch touchscreen display
10 years/100,000 miles Engine/Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

2020 Kia Soul Stands Above Runner-Up 2020 CX-3

The 2020 Kia Soul comes equipped with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine beneath its hood paired to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. This power duo delivers 147 horsepower on the road with 132 pound-feet of torque. These specs fall in line with those of the 2020 Mazda CX-3, which is also powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and delivers 148 horsepower. The 2020 Soul GT-Line Turbo, however, steps up its power game and comes equipped with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine paired to a 7-speed Dual-Clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters and pumps out over 200 horsepower on the road. The competing 2020 CX-3 does not offer any other engine options.

Personalization is just one of the things that sets the Kia Soul apart from the crowd. This boxy Kia crossover can be wrapped in one of 10 different monotone color options or one of seven available two-tone color variants. The 2020 Mazda CX-3 limits automotive shoppers to choosing from just eight monotone exterior paint colors.

For more information on the 2020 Kia Soul, available in New Port Richey, contact a member of the Friendly Kia team today. We look forward to helping you get behind the wheel of the vehicle of your dreams.