2018 Kia Soul vs 2018 Mazda Mazda3

2018 kia soul vs 2018 mazda mazda3

Perhaps no vehicle segment in the automotive industry has seen such growth in popularity and number of models available than the compact car class. In the past decade or so, more and more drivers have demanded cars and vehicles that are more efficient and affordable, and brands have been battling each other for supremacy in this competitive market. But, which one comes out on top?

That's why we create these model comparison pages so that drivers can see how some of the most popular vehicles today compare with one another. For this comparison, we're going to be looking at two of the most popular compact car models, the 2018 Kia Soul and 2018 Mazda Mazda3. To gauge each model's value, we'll look at their affordability, power measurements and interior space. We're comparing the base model trims of each car.

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2018 Kia Soul
2018 Mazda Mazda3
$16,200 MSRP $18,095
130 HP Horsepower 155 HP
101 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 96 Cubic Feet
49.5 Cubic Feet Max Luggage Volume 12.4 Cubic Feet

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When you examine the measurements and specifications of the two compact cars, it's easy to see why both are so popular among drivers! Both are affordable compact cars that offer impressive power and space. However, when you examine the two directly with one another, it shows that the 2018 Kia Soul holds the edge over the 2018 Mazda Mazda3.

Although the 2018 Mazda3 may provide more horsepower than the 2018 Kia Soul, the Soul being more affordable by nearly $2,000 while also being substantially more spacious makes it the better value. Normally, you must pay more for a car with more space, not the case with the 2018 Soul! The trick is the Soul's unique hatchback design that allows it to offer more interior space without it being bulky or cumbersome to drive.

But, the 2018 Kia Soul isn't just a spacious and affordable compact car, it's also one of the safest vehicles on the road today, evidenced by the IIHS naming it a Top Safety Pick+. Plus, the 2018 Kia Soul comes with loads of advanced safety features and driver-assist technologies to prevent collisions and accidents from ever happening. Advanced safety features include:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking 

  • Forward Collision Warning System 

  • Lane Departure Warning System 

  • Smart Cruise Control 

  • Blind Spot Detection 

  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert 

Want to learn more about the 2018 Kia Soul? Ready to get behind the wheel of one to try for yourself? Contact our staff at Courtesy Kia for more information or to schedule a test drive today! 

front headlight of silver 2018 kia soul
front wheel of black 2018 kia soul
luggage space of black 2018 kia soul with gate up
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