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2020 Kia Niro vs. 2021 Mazda CX-30 Review

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2020 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $24,590 to $32,790
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2021 Mazda
CX-30

MSRP*: $22,050 to $34,050
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Invoice* $23,853 to $31,807 $21,421 to $33,066
MPG - City 46 - 51 MPG 22 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 40 - 46 MPG 30 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 54.5 ft3 45.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 104 hp 186 - 227 hp
Exterior Length 171.5 in 173.0 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.3 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 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
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
The Kia Niro requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda CX-30, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the Kia Niro or the Mazda CX-30, it's going to cost you about the same. 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.

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.

Powertrain
The Kia Niro 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 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.