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2015 Kia Soul vs. 2014 Mazda Mazda5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Soul offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mazda Mazda5 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Soul, drivers may find the Mazda Mazda5 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Soul as you will with the Mazda Mazda5, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Soul will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mazda Mazda5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Soul and the Mazda Mazda5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Soul is much wider than the Mazda Mazda5, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Kia Soul, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda Mazda5.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Soul doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda Mazda5.

Handling
The Kia Soul has a smaller turning radius than the Mazda Mazda5, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Soul is somewhat more powerful than the Mazda Mazda5.

Utility
The Kia Soul has less seating than the Mazda Mazda5, making the Mazda Mazda5 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Soul than that of the Mazda Mazda5.

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2015 Kia
Soul

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MSRP*: $15,100 - $20,700

2014 Mazda
Mazda5

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MSRP*: $20,140 - $24,670
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 - 24 21 - 22
Highway MPG: 30 - 31 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 6 - 6
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $14,804 - $19,603 $19,263 - $23,593

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