2020 Mazda3

2020 Mazda3

Red 2020 Kia Soul

2020 Kia Soul

2020 MAZDA3


2020 Kia Soul
Skyactiv®-G1 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder

Standard Engine

2.0L 4-Cylinder
186 hp

Engine Output

147 hp
26 / 35 city / highway mpg*

Fuel Economy

25 / 31 city / highway mpg

Bluetooth Connectivity


Lane Departure Warning


2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 MAZDA3

North Wales drivers looking for a vehicle to upgrade their adventures know that the new Mazda vehicles bring significant advantages to any travel. A useful comparison for many shoppers for a more compact option around Lansdale is that of the 2020 Kia Soul vs. Mazda3. With more efficiency, more standard power, safety and infotainment technology, the 2020 Mazda3 outpaces all of the competition, and the 2020 Kia Soul is no different. Explore the 2020 Mazda3 vs. Kia Soul matchup with the experts from North Penn Mazda to help you decide your next purchase.

MAZDA3 vs. Kia Soul: Performance

For those who prefer a vehicle capable of real agility and the efficiency of a finely-tuned engine will find the Mazda3 a superior option for any Chalfont travel. See below for the Kia Soul vs. Mazda3 performance comparison:

2020 Kia Soul LX – Base Trim 

  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine
  • A maximum output of 147 hp
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • EPA-Estimated 25/31 City/Highway mpg

2020 MAZDA3 – Standard Package

  • Skyactiv®-G 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder with Variable Valve Timing
  • A maximum output of 186 hp
  • Skyactiv®-Drive 6-speed electronically controlled sport automatic transmission
  • EPA-Estimated 26/36 City/Highway mpg*
2020 Mazda3 Sedan on Highway

With an EPA-estimated 5 more mpg on the highway, the Mazda3 is ideal for the commuter or those with long trips to violin practice. Despite its larger engine, the Mazda3 outperforms the more sluggish Kia Soul, and thanks to the Mazda3 2.5L engine, its ability to handle traffic and any weather condition also outmaneuvers the Kia Soul’s lackluster performance. While the Kia Soul does have a lower starting price, the extra money you will spend at the pump will add up.

Soul vs. MAZDA3: Safety and Interior Features

While the 2020 Kia Soul does offer a few, minimal standard features to keep you and your passengers safe and entertained, including Electronic Stability Control, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and 6 airbags with Rollover Assist, it pales in comparison to the Mazda3. See below for the list of standard safety features that make the 2020 Mazda3 vs. Kia Soul matchup almost baffling:

  • Advanced dual front air bags, as well as knee air bags
  • Front seat-mounted side-impact air bags and side-impact air curtains
  • Brake Assist
  • Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control System
  • Smart Brake Support
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane-keep Assist
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Driver Attention Alert

Both offer various smartphone integration technologies, though the 2020 Mazda3 features the Mazda Connect™ Infotainment System which includes a number of features unavailable without an upgrade in the Kia Soul, including: SMS text message audio delivery and reply and 8.8-inch large center display.

2020 Mazda3 Sedan Front Interior

Discover the MAZDA3 First-Hand at North Penn Mazda

For those who prefer a vehicle that doesn’t cut corners on the essentials, the Mazda3 is the better choice. But, you don’t have to take our word for it–stop by Colmar to take a test drive today. While you’re at North Penn Mazda, explore the Mazda3 5-door hatchback option for even more capacity. Contact us today to learn more about your Mazda selection, learn the difference between wheel balancing and wheel alignment, browse our used Mazda3 models, or take a look at more of our model comparisons, such as the Mazda3 vs. Honda Civic, to see how your favorite matches up against the competition.

*EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

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