Compare 2020 Kia Soul vs 2020 Mazda MAZDA3

2020 Kia Soul
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul EX IVT 27 33 $21,669 $22,690
Soul GT-Line IVT 27 33 $19,377 $20,290
Soul GT-Line Turbo DCT 27 32 $26,253 $27,490
Soul LX IVT 27 33 $18,326 $18,990
Soul LX Manual 25 31 $17,053 $17,490
Soul S IVT 27 33 $19,580 $20,290
Soul X-Line IVT 27 33 $20,738 $21,490
2020 Mazda MAZDA3

2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Mazda 3: Compare Cars

If the compact hatchback was the precursor to the small crossover, then the Kia Soul and Mazda 3 took completely different approaches in influencing small crossovers that came after them. The redesigned 2020 Kia Soul is less quirky than when the hamsterbox first launched for 2010, yet it still retains the tall boxy proportions that provide roomy passenger and cargo space. Redesigned for 2019, the Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback trade some of their fun-to-drive focus for more upscale conveniences and style than the outgoing model. 

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,669
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,690
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$378 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Kia Soul compact hatchback is proof of life among small, inexpensive cars. The Mazda 3 punches above its weight class with an upmarket interior, good handling, and optional all-wheel drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg -
Highway
33 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 -
Passenger Capacity
5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
63 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 -
Track Width, Front (in)
62 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
165.2 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.2 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.3 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR17 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR17 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2844 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
132 @ 4500 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Displacement
2.0 L/122 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 6200 -
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 -
Fuel System
MPI -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 -
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.68 - 0.39 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.71 -
Trans Type
1 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.82 -
Trans Order Code
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD -
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback -
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 -
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2020 Kia Soul
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  • Incentives: $1,500 cash
  • Finance: 0.0% for 60 months
  • Lease: From $189 per month
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2020 Mazda MAZDA3
  • 2020 Mazda3 now easy to find; 2019s still in stock
  • $750 loyalty bonus available
  • Lease a 2020 from $219 for 36 months
  • 0.9% APR for 60 months on both model years
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