2017 Kia Soul vs. 2017 Mazda CX-3

2017 Kia Soul

2017 Kia Soul
2017 Mazda CX-3

2017 Mazda CX-3

Exemplary subcompact crossover SUVs are few and far between, which is why the 2017 Kia Soul and the 2017 Mazda CX-3 are such standouts. However, when Methuen and Haverhill drivers need to decide on just one, the Kia model will better meet your unique needs. That’s because it has many powertrain choices for you, better high-tech features than its competition, and a much lower price, to boot. Explore your options, and then head to Commonwealth Kia for a test drive.

Performance Options

When you want your performance to better meet your exact specifications, the 2017 Kia Soul is your best bet. This subcompact crossover has three engines from which you can choose. The introductory model runs on a 1.6L four-cylinder that generates 130 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque; the midlevel trim has a 2.0L engine under the hood, which is good for 161 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque; and at the top of the lineup you can expect a new 1.6L turbocharged engine, rated at 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque.


The 2017 Mazda CX-3, on the other hand, has just one powertrain: a 2.0L four-cylinder that manages just 146 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque. That means two of the Kia Soul’s engines generate more power than the lone option on the CX-3, not to mention the sheer benefit of choice.

High-Tech Features

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 may start its lineup off with a touchscreen interface, but the 2017 Kia Soul has a bigger screen and better overall technology package available. Whereas the CX-3 only has a 7-inch touchscreen, the Kia Soul can be had with the Audio package, which boasts an 8-inch display, navigation, a Harman Kardon stereo, and speaker lights that go along with the music playing, making for quite the sensory experience. The best stereo available on the Mazda crossover is a seven-speaker Bose system, which hardly lives up to the Hardon Kardon model. Plus, it doesn’t enhance the listening experience with lights!


One major perk of the 2017 Kia Soul is the fact that it comes in at a much lower price than the 2017 Mazda CX-3.

  • Kia Soul: MSRP from $16,100
  • Mazda CX-3: MSRP from $19,960

Learn More About the 2017 Kia Soul with Commonwealth Kia

If you’re interested in learning more about all that the 2017 Kia Soul has to offer, and why it bests the competition, then it’s time to plan your trip from Andover to Commonwealth Kia in Lawrence for a test drive. Our team will gladly take your calls to arrange a visit or answer any questions!