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2020 Kia Niro vs. 2021 Mazda CX-30 Review

New 2020 Kia Niro

2020 Kia
Niro

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New 2021 Mazda CX-30

2021 Mazda
CX-30

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MSRP*
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$24,590 to $32,790
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$21,900 to $29,950
Invoice* $23,853 to $31,807 $21,275 to $29,088
MPG - City 46 - 51 24 - 25
MPG - Hwy 40 - 46 31 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Niro than in the Mazda CX-30. The Kia Niro will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-30.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Niro 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). The Kia Niro is somewhat more expensive 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 Kia Niro and the Mazda CX-30 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Niro is about the same width as the Mazda CX-30. When looking at overall length, the Kia Niro takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda CX-30.

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

Handling
The Kia Niro 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 Kia Niro has a lot less horsepower than the Mazda CX-30.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Niro and the Mazda CX-30. The Kia Niro has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-30.

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