2020 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2020 Kia Soul

Offering optimal performance and a slew of safety features, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 is one of the stronger subcompact SUVs on the market. Especially for those near Irvine, CA, a model that offers versatile performance on both busy highways and roads less traveled is a fantastic find.

But how does it stack up to another strong option in its class in the 2020 Kia Soul? Tuttle-Click Mazda compared the two to see how well the CX-3 model’s features shine, seen below.

2020 Mazda CX-3


2020 Kia Soul

2020 Kia Soul Base Engine 2.0L 4-Cylinder 6M
148 Horsepower 147
146 Torque (in ft-lbs) 132
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Available
29 City / 34 Highway MPG Estimated Fuel Economy 25 City / 31 Highway MPG
Available All-Wheel Drive Not Available


Looking under the hood, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 offers a well-rounded base engine and performance features compared to the 2020 Kia Soul. Where both engines are similar in horsepower, CX-3 models offer additional torque and an i-ACTIV® AWD option for further control on various road conditions. The model also receives an estimated combined 31 MPG, saving you a little more on gas compared to the Soul. The 2020 Kia Soul does offer a GT-Line Turbo option with an enhanced engine, but you’d need to spend close to $7,000 more compared to base MSRP of $20,640 for the 2020 Mazda CX-3.

Find a 2020 Mazda CX-3 near Irvine, CA

When it comes to safety, both models offer a strong package to help keep you and your passengers safe. But while the 2020 Kia Soul received strong reviews, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 was awarded an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ for 2020. This is due in large part to its i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of safety features. Features inside this now-standard selection include:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection
  • Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning and Lane Assist
  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • Traction Control System & Hill Launch Assist

While both models have their value on the open road, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 offers class, base engine performance, and a top-grade safety system to help keep you safe. Those near Irvine, CA can stop into Tuttle-Click Mazda to find the right Mazda CX-3 that fits your style. Find each model in our inventory and schedule an online test drive to experience one for yourself today.

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