GO

Car Comparison

Use this tool to compare car rankings, scores, prices and specs for your top picks. You can compare SUVs, cars or trucks and you can compare new cars and used cars. Then use our Best Price Program to get a great deal on new cars or search our huge collection of used car listings.

Standard Standard
Optional Optional
X Remove X Remove X Remove
2013 Kia Soul 2013 Ford Focus 2013 Mazda Mazda3
     
5dr Wgn Man Base
  • 5dr Wgn Man Base
  • 5dr Wgn Auto Base
  • 5dr Wgn Man +
  • 5dr Wgn Auto +
  • 5dr Wgn Auto !
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB ST
  • 5dr HB Titanium
4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man Mazdaspeed3 Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man s Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $14,400 $16,200 $16,700
Invoice $14,090 $15,269 $16,229
Avg. Paid N/A $13,252 $14,255

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.2 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.4 9.3 9.0
Performance 7.2 8.4 8.8
Interior 8.0 7.5 7.5
Safety 9.3 9.0 9.2
Reliability 3.5 3.0 3.5
Operating Cost N/A 8.4 8.2

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious cabin with comfortable seats
  • Generous standard features list
  • Straightforward interior controls
  • Athletic handling
  • Attractive cabin materials
  • Good fuel economy
  • Athletic handling
  • Composed ride
  • Great fuel economy with Skyactiv engine
Cons
  • Cheap interior plastics
  • Unrefined Idle Stop and Go system
  • Large turning radius
  • Complicated infotainment system
  • Less cargo space than rivals

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.6L/97 Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 25 City / 30 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 5 Door Wagon Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 100.400 104.3 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 161.600 178.5 180.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.300 71.8 69.1
Height, Overall (in) 63.400 57.7 57.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2800 2907 2866

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 102.300 90.7 94.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.200 38.3 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.100 41.9 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.200 55.6 54.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.300 53.9 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.600 38 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 39.000 33.2 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.100 53.7 54.0
Second Hip Room (in) 52.700 52.7 52.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.2 11.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 53.400
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 19.300
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.6L/97 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 138 @ 6300 160 @ 6500 148 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 123 @ 4850 146 @ 4450 135 @ 4500
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 34.600 36 34.2

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Optional Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 36 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.700 12.4 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard