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2020 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2021 Hyundai Kona Review

New 2020 Mazda CX-3

2020 Mazda
CX-3

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New 2021 Hyundai Kona

2021 Hyundai
Kona

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MSRP*
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$20,640 to $22,040
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$20,400 to $29,450
Invoice* $20,050 to $21,409 $19,802 to $28,168
MPG - City 27 - 29 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 29 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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
The Mazda CX-3 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Hyundai Kona, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mazda CX-3 and the Hyundai Kona.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda CX-3 as you will with the Hyundai Kona, 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). Clearly, the Mazda CX-3 is a better financial choice over the Hyundai Kona, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mazda CX-3 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Hyundai Kona.

Dimensions
The Mazda CX-3 is a little narrower than the Hyundai Kona, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mazda CX-3, which is slightly longer than the Hyundai Kona.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mazda CX-3 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Hyundai Kona.

Handling
The Mazda CX-3 has the same turning radius as the Hyundai Kona, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Mazda CX-3 and the Hyundai Kona.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mazda CX-3 and the Hyundai Kona. The Mazda CX-3 has less cargo space than the Hyundai Kona, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda CX-3 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Kona.