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2023 Hyundai Kona vs. 2022 Mazda CX-30 Review

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2023 Hyundai
Kona

MSRP*: $22,140 to $30,450
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Picture of the 2022 Mazda CX-30

2022 Mazda
CX-30

MSRP*: $22,500 to $34,700
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MPG - City 27 - 30 MPG 22 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 35 MPG 30 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 45.8 ft3 45.2 ft3
Engine
  • 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 195-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 186-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 147 - 195 hp 186 - 227 hp
Exterior Length 165.6 - 166.0 in 173.0 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.3 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 37.8 - 38.1 in
Rear 38.3 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-30 than in the Hyundai Kona, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Kona offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-30, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Kona as you will with the Mazda CX-30, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a 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 Hyundai Kona will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mazda CX-30.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Kona is about the same width as the Mazda CX-30. The Hyundai Kona is slightly shorter than the Mazda CX-30, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Hyundai Kona has the same turning radius as the Mazda CX-30, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Kona has a lot less horsepower than the Mazda CX-30.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Kona has much lower torque than the Mazda CX-30, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Kona and the Mazda CX-30. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Hyundai Kona as you will in the Mazda CX-30.