2018 Kia Soul vs. 2018 Mazda CX-3

The Kia Soul's boxy shape and standard hatchback make it stand out. It doesn't really look like your typical crossover. Well, that's because it isn't! The Soul has more of a compact, "car feel" than similar models, and its large storage area in the back helps to set it apart from the competition. But just how well does it stack up against other subcompact crossover SUVs?

We are here to find out the answer to just that. These model comparison pages are designed to give consumers like you an easier time during your car shopping experience. Buying a new car can be very stressful. It's expensive, and you don't always know what might be best for you. For that reason, we've conducted research on the 2018 Kia Soul and the new Mazda CX-3, which is a formidable competitor. Continue reading to see what we found!

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2018 Kia Soul Vs. 2018 Mazda CX-3
$16,100 Starting MSRP $20,110
30 EPA-estimated highway MPG 34
49.5 cubic feet Total interior cargo space 44.5 cubic feet
101 cubic feet Passenger volume 88 cubic feet

The 2018 Soul is notably larger and more spacious on the inside than the CX-3. Space to move around and stretch out is a big reason why crossovers are so popular. The Soul also continues the reputation of affordability amongst Kia models. But don't incorrectly correlate the low prices with low quality. The Soul offers all kinds of entertainment and safety features that make it every bit as modern as any other in its class. SiriusXM satellite radio, traction control, and all-around airbags all help to integrate technology into the new Soul.

Readers interested in learning more are highly encouraged to contact Garden Grove Kia. The staff here can answer your questions, go over financing options, or simply let your browse our selection of cars and SUVs. You can schedule a test drive online if you're eager to get behind the wheel. We hope to see you soon!

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