2018 Kia Soul vs 2018 Mazda CX-3

In our area of California, it's becoming more and more common to see compact SUVs dominate the road. The reasons for this are endless, as compact crossovers can provide an efficient and innovative driving experience every time you press the gas. Two of the top vehicles in this part of the market are the 2018 Kia Soul and 2018 Mazda CX-3, respective representatives from South Korea and Japan. They've both formed stellar reputations for their quirky, bold attitudes and forward-thinking performance, making them top choices for any consumer. But which one best suits your needs?

Here at Concord Kia, we're dedicated to giving you a shopping experience as informative as it is fun. We've put together some information on the 2018 Kia Soul and 2018 Mazda CX-3 models, so come on in today and check out which of these two industry frontrunners is a better fit for you and your family!

2018 Soul 


2018 CX-3 

$16,200  Starting MSRP  $20,390 
2.0-liter Inline 4 / 201 horsepower  Largest Available Engine / Horsepower  2.0-liter Inline 4 / 148 horsepower 
49.5 cubic feet  Interior Cargo Space  44.5 cubic feet 
26 miles per gallon city / 31 highway  Maximum Fuel Efficiency  29 miles per gallon city / 34 highway 

Test drive the 2018 Kia Soul near Walnut Creek CA

The 2018 Kia Soul and 2018 Mazda CX-3 are very evenly matched, and each has something different to offer drivers. If you need better fuel efficiency for your travels, you might be inclined to go for the 2018 CX-9, but for bolder styling cues, greater interior volume and higher tech innovation inside, there aren't many options better than the 2018 Soul. With a Rear-Camera Display, Harmon Kardon® audio system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, the 2018 Soul does a much better job of keeping you connected and in control of both your navigation and entertainment options on board. Plus, thanks to Kia Drive Wise, the Soul can offer greater peace of mind for you than the CX-3 is able to. This is due to a wealth of driver assistance features, including:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Forward Collision Warning System
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Smart Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Many more!

There's no denying that the 2018 Kia Soul is a true industry kingpin, and we invite you to schedule a test drive with our sales team today!