2016 Kia Soul vs. 2016 Jeep Renegade vs. 2016 Mazda CX-3

There's few things in life more satisfying – well, downright fun – than cruising downtown to the club with friends, the sunroof open, music bumping from the speakers on a warm night. And we have three multi-purpose vehicles that offer a fun ride while also giving you the cargo options and fuel economy that will have you thanking your sales person for years to come. So let's take a look at the 2016 Kia Soul vs. 2016 Jeep Renegade vs. 2016 Mazda CX-3.

The 2016 Kia Soul is known for its one-of-a-kind boxy style and its hamster mascots, and the hamsters have been busy in 2016, with commercials for a #ShareSomeSoul social media campaign. That campaign is precisely what the Kia Soul all about – good times, positive energy and getting along with others. And it doesn’t get any easier to have fun with friends than with a vehicle like the 2016 Soul that fits up to 101 cubic feet worth of passengers, making it a spacious ride for five people, and that has mood lights available for your door speaker trim. Turn the music up and let the 2016 Soul's colors inspire your next adventure. Neither the 2016 Jeep Renegade nor the 2016 Mazda CX-3 have mood lights, although all three vehicles have an available sun roof / moon roof.

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2016 Kia Soul Specs, Features

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2016 Kia Soul Vs. 2016 Jeep Renegade 2016 Mazda CX-3
24, 31 MPG (city, highway) 24, 31 29, 35
164 Top Horsepower 180 146
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? No Yes
61.3 Cargo Room (cubic feet) 50.8 42.3 to 44.5
101.0 Passenger Room (cubic feet) 100.1 87.6
Yes Available Mood Lights? No No
10 years or 100,000 miles Warranty Coverage - Limited Powertrain 5 years or 60,000 miles 5 years or 60,000 miles
5 years or 60,000 miles Warranty Coverage - Bumper-to-Bumper 3 years or 36,000 miles 3 years or 36,000 miles

Take a Walk – Well, a Drive – on the Fun Side with a Kia Soul in Naples FL

The Jeep Renegade is known for its unique, rugged style (and a song by X Ambassadors) and it comes with the most power of the trio with 180 HP available, but the 2016 Soul is right behind the Renegade with 164 HP in its top trim level, with the 2016 CX-3 a distant third with 146 HP in all trim options.

If you're looking at these multi-purpose vehicles, you probably want some cargo room to fit all the shopping bags and equipment you'll pack along for all that fun you'll be having. The 2016 Soul has at least 20 percent more cargo room than the 2016 Renegade and the 2016 CX-3, with 61.3 cubic feet, or the equivalent of 1,735 liters of room. The 2016 Renegade has 50.8 cubic feet, and the 2016 CX-3 is last again with a maximum capacity of 44.5 cubic feet.

When you also consider that 2016 is the seventh consecutive model year the Soul has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, which means it's among the most impact-resistant vehicles in this class, that is more safety than you will find with the 2016 Renegade, which was not a Top Safety Pick for 2016, or the CX-3, which only has the most recent model year garnering the Top Safety Pick.

Our work here is done – the 2016 Kia Soul has the room, the fun features and the style that you and your friends will love! Some more good news - we carry the Soul at Airport Kia, 3325 Westview Drive in Naples, FL. We also serve the Fort Myers and Cape Coral areas, as well as Bonita Springs and Marco Island. For more information please call us at (877) 747-2059 or come see us in person to set up a test drive for a Kia Soul!

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