2021 Kia Soul vs 2021 Mazda CX-3

Red 2021 Kia Soul vs red 2021 Mazda CX-3

There’s no denying it – the Kia Soul continues to be the most iconic member of the Kia lineup. Now in its third generation, the 2021 Kia Soul is continuously stepping up its game and taking down the competition along the way. The 2021 Soul lineup includes six model options, two available powertrains, 10 exterior color options, and an impressive array of technology features.

The Kia Soul lineup includes the LX, S, GT-Line, X-Line, EX, and Turbo trim levels for 2021 and starts off at a manufacturer suggested retail price of $17,490. Shoppers looking to get behind the wheel of the 2021 Soul may be curious to know how this Kia compares to the competition. Let’s see how the 2021 Kia Soul stacks up against the 2021 Mazda CX-3 below.

2021 Kia Soul


2021 Mazda CX-3

2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine Base Engine SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
147 horsepower | 132 pound-feet of torque Power Specs 148 horsepower | 146 pound-feet of torque
1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine (201 horsepower) Available Engine N/A
7-inch touchscreen standard | 10.25-inch touchscreen available Infotainment Center 7-inch touchscreen
Standard Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ Standard
$17,490 Starting MSRP $20,640
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

Buy or Lease a New Soul in Tampa Bay

The 2021 Kia Soul lineup is available now at Friendly Kia near Tampa Bay and this crossover is sure to fit the bill for every kind of automotive shopper. This 2021 Kia lineup offers two engine options in its mix to fit a variety of driving styles. The 2021 Soul LX, S, GT-Line, X-Line, and EX are fitted with a 147-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. The top-tier Soul Turbo brings its own engine option to the lineup – a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine with 201 horsepower on tap. The competing 2021 Mazda CX-3 is available solely in the Sport trim level and brings just one engine option – a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 148 horsepower.

One of the reasons the Kia Soul appeals to so many shoppers is because of its style on the road. Shoppers are able to show off their personality while behind the wheel of this Kia and choose a color that matches their own soul. The 2021 Soul lineup is offered in 10 different exterior color options, with two dual-tone options in its mix. The CX-3, on the other hand, offers just seven paint variations for customers.

Kia Soul models bring the latest technology into every trim level to offer shoppers in-demand entertainment and safety features. Below are just a handful of the many standard and available tech features found in the 2021 Soul lineup:

  • Harman Kardon® Audio System w/ Speaker Lights
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Rear-Camera Display
  • UVO Link with enhanced navigation
  • Wireless smartphone charger
  • Head-Up Display

Get started on your search for a new Kia Soul in the Tampa Bay area here at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL. Contact a member of our team today with any questions about the Soul or to book a test drive.