The 2021 Mazda CX-30 has some stiff competition: the 2021 Honda HR-V, the 2021 Toyota C-HR, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. The list goes on and on. When there’s so many options to choose from, it can be hard to figure out which is worth your while.
Today, we’re looking at the 2021 Mazda CX-30 Select and the 2021 Kia Soul EX. We compiled a bunch of important info for you, like starting price, fuel economy, powertrain specs, and standard features. Which vehicle do you prefer?
2021 Mazda CX-30 Select
2021 Kia Soul EX
|186 hp / 186 lb-ft
||Horsepower / Torque||147 hp / 132 lb-ft
|FWD or AWD
The 2021 CX-30 is loaded with standard features. Regardless of trim, the 2021 CX-30 gets Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, HD Radio, an 8.8-inch infotainment display, and two USB ports. The 2021 CX-30 has lots of safety features too, such as forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, driver attention monitoring, adaptive cruise control, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic high-beam headlights, and a rearview camera. Other features are available at higher trims, like leather upholstery and adaptive headlights.
The 2021 Kia Souls has a 147-horsepower engine, a CVT, and FWD, no matter which trim you pick. The 2021 CX-30 beats that, hands down. Its 2.5L base engine produces 39 more horsepower and 56 more lb-ft of torque than the 2021 Soul. That boost in power doesn’t come at the cost of fuel economy, though, as the 2021 CX-30 and 2021 Soul get almost identical mpg. The 2021 CX-30 can also be bought with AWD, unlike the 2021 Soul. And don’t forget the new 2021 CX-30 Turbo model, which has a turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinder engine that produces up to 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque.
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