Mazda Mazda3 vs. Kia Soul

Snowflake White Pearl Mica
VS
Clear White

Key Specs

MSRP

MSRP
$18,095 - $20,395
Not Available

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
130 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SKYACTIV
1.6L GDI DOHC Dual CVVT I4

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Not Available

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Not Available

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
40.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
39.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.8 in.
39.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
39.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.4 cu. ft.
Not Available

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
101.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
175.6 - 180.3 in.
163 in.

Width

Width
70.7 in.
70.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
2875 - 2967 .lbs
2884 - 2942 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
130 hp

Torque

Torque
150 ft. lbs.
118 ft. lbs.

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
14.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
14 - 38 mpg
25 - 15 mpg

City

City
28 mpg
24 - 25 mpg

Highway

Highway
37 - 38 mpg
30 mpg

Safety Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Not Available

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Not Available

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Not Available

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 4-Door - Mazda Mazda3 5-Door
Kia Soul

Body Style

Body Style
Hatchback - Sedan
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars - Mid-Size Cars
Small Station Wagon

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
96.3 - 96.4 ft³.
101 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
2875 - 2967 lbs.
2884 - 2942 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
31 mpg.
27 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
28 mpg.
24 - 25 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
37 - 38 mpg.
30 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122
1.6 L/97

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 - 3.55
3.62 - 4.40

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 - 2.02
1.96 - 2.73

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 - 1.45
1.29 - 1.83

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.03
0.97 - 1.39

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 - 0.84
0.84 - 1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 - 0.68
0.73 - 0.77

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 - 3.89
3.44 - 3.70

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.59 - 3.85
3.96 - 4.56

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.7, 5.6, 5.7
6.5 - 6.6

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100
110

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Torsion Beam

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16
P205/60HR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16
P205/60HR16

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Not Available

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Not Available

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Not Available

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in.
11 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.4 in.
10.3 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal.
14.2 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
39.6 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
40.9 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.2 in.
55.5 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
55.5 in.
53.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
39.5 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.8 in.
39.1 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54.4 in.
54.7 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53.5 in.
49.3 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
101.2 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
175.6 - 180.3 in.
163 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in.
70.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.3 in.
63.5 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.2 in.
62 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.4 in.
62.5 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
6.1 in.
5.9 in.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
20.2 ft³.
18.8 ft³.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.1 ft³.
49.5 ft³.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.4 ft³.
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
Mazda3
Soul

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback - Sedan
Hatchback

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
1.6

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4