Are you looking to upgrade to an SUV but have only ever driven sedans and other small cars? Is the thought of driving a larger vehicle slightly scary? If so, you should consider getting a subcompact crossover SUV. These models will provide you with the higher ride and extra space that you desire without being too drastic of a change. There are many options to choose from in the SUV market, however, our favorite choice is the 2021 Mazda CX-3.
Although the CX-3 is our top choice, we want to compare it to another subcompact crossover to show why it should also be your top choice. The 2021 Kia Soul is another popular choice and is well-known for its boxy shape. If you are interested to see how these two subcompact crossover SUVs stack up, keep reading for our 2021 Mazda CX-3 vs 2021 Kia Soul comparison. We will be focusing on their engine power, engine torque, fuel economy, and cargo space.
2021 Mazda CX-3
2021 Kia Soul
|148 hp||Engine Power||147 hp|
|146 lb-ft||Engine Torque||132 lb-ft|
|29 / 34 mpg||Fuel Economy (city/hwy)||28 / 33 mpg|
|17.8 cubic feet||Cargo Space||24.2 cubic feet|
As you can see from the comparison table, this is a close battle, but the 2021 Mazda CX-3 managed to win against the 2021 Kia Soul. Let’s break it down. Starting out, we have the engine performance of each model. The Mazda CX-3 engine has more power and torque, but the Kia Soul engine isn’t too far behind, making it a great competitor.
Moving on to the third row, we see another close fight, but the Mazda CX-3 manages to win the fuel economy battle by just one mile per gallon in both the city and highway. Finally, we have their cargo space. This category is the only one that the Kia Soul managed to win. However, the Mazda CX-3 still provides an impressive cargo area.
Are you interested in going home in a 2021 Mazda CX-3? Check out our available inventory at Metro Mazda of Mesquite and then schedule a test drive!