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2019 Kia Soul vs 2019 Mazda 3

The compact market is busy and popular. Many look to the 2019 Kia Soul as the option of choice, but how does it compare to others in the field? Here, we'll look at the 2019 Kia Soul in Calgary versus the Mazda Mazda3.

The Kia Soul comes in several flavors, depending on ownership style, but all models include the same roomy interior, strong looks, and solid warranty from Kia. The Mazda3, likewise, is available in both a sedan style and a hatchback. In this 2019 Kia Soul comparison, we're including the "best of" from the Mazda as comparables, taking the best numbers from the sedan or hatchback. That might be giving the Mazda the upper hand, you'd think, but it turns out, the Soul still ends in the lead.

2019 Kia Soul 2019 Mazda3
Warranty 5 years/100,000 km 3 years/80,000 km
Safety Ratings 5 Stars 5 Stars
Seating 5 5
Starting Price Under $17,000 About $18,000
Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 9.0/7.6 l/100km 8.7/6.3 l/100km
Maximum Cargo Capacity 1,735.8 liters 1,333.7 liters

These are only a few of the metrics comparing the best-available numbers for the Soul and the Mazda3. Not only is Kia's warranty better, but even the hatchback version of the Mazda has nothing against the 2019 Kia Soul comparison here for cargo capacity. The Soul is also a lot cheaper to buy and has comparable fuel economy to the Mazda3 sedan (shown) and equivalent fuel economy to the 3's hatchback model.

The 2019 Kia Soul in Calgary is a great choice for buyers. It drives well, has plenty of versatility, and has more interior roominess than the Mazda3. The 2019 Kia Soul comparison here doesn't show other things like the available technology for the Soul.

The Kia Soul can include advanced safety systems like Autonomous Emergency Braking System to avoid collisions and a Lane Departure Warning System to help you stay in your lane. The Soul also has a Blind Spot Detection System for keeping the driver aware of what's around the car and Advanced Smart Cruise Control for making life easier on the highway. Also in the 2019 Kia Soul is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for ultimate connectivity to the infotainment and audiophiles will appreciate the top-end Harman Kardon premium audio that's available for the Soul.

With lively acceleration, a confident feel on the road, and a great look all its own, the 2019 Kia Soul in Calgary is a buyer's choice. We know you'll like it, so come in to South Trail Kia and try a new Soul today.