2017 Kia Soul vs 2017 Mazda CX-3

The compact crossover category is filled with a lot of interesting vehicles, which can actually present a problem for any prospective buyers. Sure there are a lot of options out there, but each of these options represents a difficult choice. Among the leaders in this space is the Kia Soul. If you’ve had one of these on your mind, then you may be curious to see our 2017 Kia Soul vs 2017 Mazda CX-3 comparison. We will take these two fierce competitors and see how they compare.

Looking at the two of them side-by-side, it’s clear that these are two very different vehicles, though they occupy the same category and are about the same size. The CX-3 has an odd elongated nose that doesn’t fit with the rest of the vehicle to say the least. The Soul on the other hand is composed, sporty, and fun. Keep reading to discover which model is perfect for you.

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2017 Kia Soul VS 2017 Mazda CX-3
$16,100 Base MSRP $19,960
101 Cubic-Feet Passenger Room 87.6 Cubic-Feet
Standard Satellite Radio Available
10 Years / 100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 5 Years / 60,000 Miles

How does the Kia Soul compare to Mazda vehicles?

Price is a huge factor in this comparison. By selecting a Soul over a Mazda CX-3, you stand to save well over $3,000. As the trim levels go up, the Soul maintains its lower price point. This is surprising given how similarly they are equipped. In fact, at the base level the Soul comes with satellite radio as a standard feature. This isn’t available at all on the base model CX-3, but becomes available at higher trim levels.

If you think that the Soul provides passenger room at the expense of cargo room, then you had better think again. With the seats up, the Soul still provides 18.8 cubic-feet of cargo capacity, which is especially huge when compared to the puny 12.3 cubic-feet of the Mazda CX-3. Don’t forget, the rear seats in the Soul also fold down to provide up to 49.5 cubic-feet of cargo room.

To top this all off, we can’t ignore the vast difference in warranty coverage. This is a topic that comes up a lot when discussing Kia, but if you are looking to buy, and you want your next car purchase to be a companion for many years to come, then a powertrain warranty as extensive as the Kia 10-year / 100,000-mile warranty, really cannot be ignored.

If you want to cut to the chase, and try a Kia Soul for yourself, then come down to Carolina Kia of High Point. We are located in High Point, and we have the Kia Soul inventory that you need while you are out there car shopping.

2017 Kia Soul front and back seats
2017 Kia Soul panoramic sunroof
2017 Kia Soul steering wheel and infotainment system
2017 Kia Soul gauge cluster

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