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2021 Kia Sportage vs. 2021 Mazda CX-30 Review

New 2021 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia
Sportage

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New 2021 Mazda CX-30

2021 Mazda
CX-30

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MSRP*
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$23,990 to $35,150
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$21,900 to $29,950
Invoice* $23,031 to $33,569 $21,275 to $29,088
MPG - City 19 - 23 24 - 25
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 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** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 Sportage than in the Mazda CX-30. The Kia Sportage 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 Kia Sportage 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 Sportage 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 Sportage and the Mazda CX-30 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sportage is much wider than the Mazda CX-30, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Kia Sportage takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda CX-30.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Kia Sportage doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-30.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Kia Sportage and 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 Sportage and the Mazda CX-30. With the Kia Sportage, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda CX-30.

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