2020 Mazda CX-30 vs 2020 Kia Soul

A red 2020 Mazda CX-30 compared to a burgundy 2020 Kia Soul.

While the Mazda brand has provided the market with plenty of intriguing and upscale models, they added a new vehicle in 2020: the all-new CX-30. With the new model, crossover enthusiasts can experience performance not otherwise found in an extra-small crossover.

When comparing the five-seat 2020 Mazda CX-30 to other models in the market, few can compare in overall performance and interior conveniences. Those interested in the Thousand Oaks area have most likely seen a number of these models on the roads already. But how does it stack up to the affordable and popular 2020 Kia Soul? We at Neftin Westlake Mazda compare the two below:

2020 Mazda CX-30


2020 Kia Soul

2.5L 4-Cylinder Base Engine 2.0L 4-Cylinder
186 at 6000 rpm Horsepower 147 at 6200 rpm
186 ft-lbs at 4000 rpm Torque 132 ft-lbs at 2500 rpm
28 MPG Estimated Combined MPG 27 MPG
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Available
$21,900 Starting MSRP $17,490

Looking at the engine specifications between the 2020 Mazda CX-30 and the 2020 Kia Soul, the CX-30 offers more performance. With both higher horsepower and torque at a lower rpm compared to the Soul, the CX-30 offers an exciting and responsive drive. Plus, Adaptive Cruise Control comes standard to the model and has available i-ACTIV® AWD for each model – something the Soul doesn’t have. Though the 2020 Kia Soul comes in at a lower base price and offers a second turbo engine in their GT-Line Turbo model, you would have to pay up to $10,000 more than its base trim to gain better performance.

Find a 2020 Mazda CX-30 near Thousand Oaks, CA

Though the $21,900 base MSRP for the 2020 Mazda CX-30 is priced higher than the 2020 Kia Soul, there are plenty of features provided that enhance the interior. Plus, the CX-30 comes with Mazda Connected Services, which allows you to connect your phone to utilize the Remote Engine Start System, Vehicle Finder, Vehicle Health Report, and other features. For further connection, both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ come in the vehicle for maximum versatility. Other features available in the CX-30 include:

  • Rear Power Liftgate
  • Active Driving Display
  • Bose® 12-Speaker Premium Audio System
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System
  • Push Button Start and Remote Keyless Entry System
  • Heated Front Seats

With luxury features combined with high performance in an extra-small crossover, the all-new 2020 Mazda CX-30 offers style and luxury that’s difficult to pass up. Especially for those in the Thousand Oaks area, the CX-30 is available at Neftin Westlake Mazda. Simply stop into our location or check our inventory online to schedule a test drive today!

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