2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Kia Soul

2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Kia Soul

Even though one’s a sedan and the other is a small crossover, the 2019 Mazda3 and the 2019 Kia Soul are comparable in many aspects. We’ve put together a list of differences between the 2019 Mazda3 vs the 2019 Kia Soul, especially in terms of engine performance, technology features and fuel economy.

Because the 2019 Mazda3 is available in four trims compared to the 2019 Soul’s three, 2019 Mazda3 drivers have more freedom when it comes to finding a configuration with the right amount of features. The 2019 Mazda3 features a more powerful engine than the 2019 Kia Soul, too. The 2019 Soul features a four-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine with 130 horsepower, while the 2019 Mazda3’s four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine produces 186 horsepower.

2019 Mazda3


2019 Kia Soul

4 Trim Levels 3
186 Horsepower 130
30 miles per gallon Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy combined) 28 miles per gallon
Standard Voice Commands Optional

2019 Mazda3 Fuel Efficiency & Features

Drivers who research the Environmental Protection Agency’s fuel economy ratings for both vehicles will find the 2019 Mazda3 more desirable. In combined driving conditions (55% city, 45% highway), the 2019 Mazda3 receives 30 miles per gallon, making it more efficient than the 2019 Soul and its 28 miles per gallon under the same travel conditions.

Some differences in feature availability also exist between the 2019 Mazda3 and the 2019 Kia Soul. Although a voice recognition and command system comes standard in the 2019 Mazda3, voice commands are only available for the 2019 Kia Soul as part of an options package or through select trim levels.

Available 2019 Mazda3 comfort and convenience features include: An overhead console with a sunglasses holder, front map lights, a cargo area light, push button start, a keyless entry and start system, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, a 12-volt power outlet and a rear center armrest with cup holders.