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2021 Mazda CX-3 vs 2021 Kia Soul

A red 2021 Mazda CX-3 compared to a red 2021 Kia Soul.

In the fierce crossover market, Mazda has been able to produce high-quality models across its range. One such option is the 2021 Mazda CX-3, a subcompact crossover with its premium design and straightforward nature.

In a single trim, the 2021 Mazda CX-3 impresses with its wide range of standard features. Even with its available all-wheel drive mode, it’s a strong option for each and every Pennsylvania season. Kelly Mazda, found in the Scranton, PA area, has select models. For more information, continue reading its comparison with the 2021 Kia Soul below.

2021 Mazda CX-3


2021 Kia Soul

1 Engine Options 2
148 Standard Horsepower 147
146 ft-lbs Standard Torque 132 ft-lbs
Available All-Wheel Drive Not Available
29 City / 41 Highway MPG Estimated Fuel Economy 28 City / 33 Highway MPG
$21,740 Base MSRP $20,505

Comparing the overall performance of both the 2021 Mazda CX-3 and the 2021 Kia Soul, there’s a slight difference between standard engines. With its SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the Mazda CX-3 provides a touch more horsepower (148) and torque (146 ft-lbs) than its competitor. Meanwhile, the model also offers i-ACTIV® AWD for added torque distribution in snowy or rough conditions. Lastly, it even outpaces the Kia Soul with its Combined estimated 35 MPG rating. Though you can receive a more impressive turbocharged engine in the Kia Soul, the CX-3 boasts impressive numbers at a more affordable cost.

Find a 2021 Mazda CX-3 near Scranton, PA

Though the 2021 Mazda CX-3 comes in at a slightly higher MSRP of $21,740, its interior is filled with impressive features. This includes the popular i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of safety technology – similar to the previous year’s model. Other features found in the Mazda lineup are also standard despite being only at higher trims in other models. This includes both her Adaptive Front-lighting System as well as the Active Driving Display. Other standard features include:

  • Rain-Sensing Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone and Audio Capability
  • Seven-Inch Full-Color Touchscreen Display
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ Integration
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

When it comes to a streamlined experience, the 2021 Mazda CX-3 offers one of the widest range of standard performance and amenities. Plus, it’s the ideal compact SUV on Scranton, PA roads. Stop into Kelly Mazda today to find select 2021 models in our inventory.