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2021 Hyundai Kona vs. 2021 Mazda CX-30 Review

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2021 Hyundai
Kona

MSRP*: $20,500 to $29,550
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2021 Mazda
CX-30

MSRP*: $22,050 to $34,050
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Invoice* $19,899 to $28,264 $21,421 to $33,066
MPG - City 25 - 28 MPG 22 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 33 MPG 30 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 45.8 ft3 45.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 147 - 175 hp 186 - 227 hp
Exterior Length 164.0 in 173.0 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 34.6 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
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Hyundai Kona and the Mazda CX-30.

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. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Hyundai Kona and the Mazda CX-30 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Kona is about the same width as the Mazda CX-30. If you go with the Hyundai Kona, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda CX-30.

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.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Kona than that of the Mazda CX-30.