2016 Kia Soul vs 2016 Mazda CX-3 vs 2016 Nissan JUKE compact crossovers
  2016 Kia Soul 2016 Mazda CX-3 2016 Nissan JUKE
MPG 24 city, 31 highway 29 city, 35 highway 28 city, 32 highway
Head / Shoulder Room 39.6 / 55.5 inches (front) 38.4 / 53.5 inches (front) 39.6 / 53.6 inches (front)
IIHS Pick? Yes, 7 straight (2010-2016) No No
Cargo Room 61.3 cubic feet 44.5 cubic feet 35.9 cubic feet
Family Car Award? Yes (best in compact class) - U.S. News & World Report No No

2016 Kia Soul vs 2016 Mazda CX-3 vs 2016 Nissan JUKE

2016 Kia Soul interior 101 cubic ft passenger room Patterson Kia Wichita Falls TX

Crossovers are hot right now, thanks to their ability to get nice gas mileage and still pack in cargo and passengers. A relatively newer phenomenon is the compact crossover, a smaller vehicle that is well-suited either for saving money on the open road or maneuvering cramped city streets. At the head of the class are vehicles like the 2016 Kia Soul vs. 2016 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2016 Nissan JUKE, and we will compare them side-by-side to see which of these compact vehicles brings the most features, fun and value. First up is the trophy case, as the 2016 Kia Soul recently was named U.S. News & World Report's Best Car for Families in the compact class; the Soul also nabbed its fourth straight Best Urban Vehicle award for its 2016 model at the Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year Awards.

The 2016 Nissan JUKE is a compact crossover with plenty of color options and 28 mpg city, 32 mph highway, but it has a small interior, with only 86.7 cubic feet for passengers. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 crossover gets better fuel economy at 29 mpg city, 35 mpg highway, and it has more cargo room than the JUKE with 44.5 cubic feet to the JUKE's 35.9. But the 2016 Kia Soul not only gets nice fuel economy at 24 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, it has significantly more room for passengers to spread out with 101 cubic feet total, as well as an SUV-like amount of cargo space with the rear seats down, at 61.3 cubic feet. The 2016 Soul will make everything from extended family trips to carpooling to work in the morning more comfortable, and it will allow you to fit all the bags and other important items you need.

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Besides the 2016 Kia Soul's huge edge in room for passengers and cargo, it also has an iconic boxy design that stands out and declares your intention to have fun, while the 2016 Mazda CX-3 and the 2016 Nissan JUKE have a more typical crossover design. And the 2016 Soul comes packed with a sturdier construction, too, as it was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick for the seventh straight year, while the 2016 CX-3 and the 2016 JUKE are nowhere to be found on this list that features the most impact-resistant vehicles. Plus, when you take a seat in the 2016 Soul, you'll have more room in the front to stay in driving mode, with a better combination of headroom and shoulder room than the 2016 CX-3 and the 2016 JUKE. Then there's the features packed into the Soul that make it the vehicle for the young at heart, like available mood lighting and a sun roof and an Infinity Audio System with six speakers.

When you look at the versatility, the fun and the space you get with the 2016 Kia Soul, the choice is easy - plus, the Soul comes at a lower price than the other two. We have the Kia Soul on the lot at Patterson Kia of Wichita Falls, which is located at 2910 Old Jacksboro Highway in Wichita Falls TX, and we would love for you to visit us on the lot or take a look at our inventory online. For more information please call us at (877) 763-7209 or come see us in person to see our inventory and test drive a Kia Soul today.

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2016 Kia Soul iconic design boxy and fun Patterson Kia of Wichita Falls TX