2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Mazda Mazda3: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Mazda Mazda3 Review

New 2020 Kia Soul

2020 Kia
Soul

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New 2020 Mazda Mazda3

2020 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*
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$17,490 to $27,490
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$23,700 to $28,900
Invoice* $17,053 to $26,253 $22,665 to $27,636
MPG - City 25 - 27 24 - 26
MPG - Hwy 31 - 33 32 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Soul than the Mazda Mazda3. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Soul and the Mazda Mazda3 in the front seats.

Convenience
The Kia Soul will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda Mazda3, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Kia Soul is clearly a better financial choice over the Mazda Mazda3. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Kia Soul is much higher than that for the Mazda Mazda3.

Dimensions
The Kia Soul is about the same width as the Mazda Mazda3. If you go with the Kia Soul, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda Mazda3.

Drivetrain
The Kia Soul has much less torque than the Mazda Mazda3, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Kia Soul has about the same turning radius as the Mazda Mazda3, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Soul is significantly less powerful than the Mazda Mazda3. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Soul and the Mazda Mazda3.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Soul than that of the Mazda Mazda3.