2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid vs. 2024 Mazda CX-30 Review

Picture of the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid

2023 Kia
Sportage Hybrid

MSRP*: $27,490 to $36,390
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Picture of the 2024 Mazda CX-30

2024 Mazda
CX-30

MSRP*: $24,995 to $36,800
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MPG - City 38 - 42 MPG 22 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 38 - 44 MPG 30 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 74.1 ft3 45.2 ft3
Engine
  • 177-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 177 hp 191 - 227 hp
Towing Capacity 1,653 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 183.5 in 173.0 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.3 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.3 in
Head Room Front 37.8 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.1 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sportage Hybrid than in the Mazda CX-30. The Kia Sportage Hybrid 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
The Kia Sportage Hybrid 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). The Kia Sportage Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-30.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sportage Hybrid is much wider than the Mazda CX-30, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Kia Sportage Hybrid, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mazda CX-30.

Handling
The Kia Sportage Hybrid has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-30, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Sportage Hybrid has a little less horsepower than the Mazda CX-30.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Sportage Hybrid transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively 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 Sportage Hybrid and the Mazda CX-30. With the Kia Sportage Hybrid, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda CX-30.