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2020 Mazda CX-30 vs 2020 Kia Soul

In a highly-competitive subcompact crossover class, numerous brands have dipped into the market to bring innovation and modern technology into every model. However, Mazda has added the all-new model that’s been making waves crossover enthusiasts: the 2020 Mazda CX-30.      

With enhanced technology and a powerful 2.5L engine, the five-seat 2020 Mazda CX-30 offers luxury at an affordable price. But when compared to other major models – such as the 2020 Kia Soul – the CX-30 shines when it comes to engine specifications and safety technology. Continue reading to find out more:

2020 Mazda CX-30


2020 Kia Soul

2.5L 4-Cylinder 6A Engine Option 2.0L 4-Cylinder 6M
186 Horsepower 147
186 Torque (in ft-lbs) 132
25 City / 33 Highway MPG Estimate Fuel Economy 25 City / 31 Highway MPG
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Available
Standard Advanced Keyless Entry Available
Available All-Wheel Drive Option Not Available

When looking at the standard engine and performance specs, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 offers plenty to be excited about. Its SKYACTIV®-G engine offers up to 186 horsepower and 186 ft-lbs of torque – both well over what the 2020 Kia Soul offers. On top of that, its estimated Combined 28 MPG rates a notch higher than the Soul. But what’s most important comes in the standard features to the CX-30: Adaptive Cruise Control and Keyless Entry systems come with every model while each trim level is available with the i-ACTIV® AWD. An all-wheel drive system isn’t available in the Soul.

Find a 2020 Mazda CX-30 at Bob Baker Mazda

On top of the other listed standard features, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 is also enhanced by a lengthy list of standard safety features. To make drivers and passengers feel comfortable on the road, Mazda added the i-ACTIVSENSE® safety technology to all models.  This includes features such as:

  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Smart Brake Support
  • High Beam Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Driver Attention Alert

When adding-in the available Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Adaptive Front Headlights, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 was given a 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick, which is given to models with peak safety performance.

When looking into other models, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 offers unmatched performance and safety technology perfect for those in the San Diego County area. Stop into Bob Baker Mazda today to find the right trim for you to schedule a test drive.

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