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2020 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2021 Kia Seltos Review

New 2020 Mazda CX-3

2020 Mazda
CX-3

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New 2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Kia
Seltos

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MSRP*
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$20,640 to $22,040
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$21,990 to $27,890
Invoice* $20,050 to $21,409 $21,221 to $26,634
MPG - City 27 - 29 25 - 29
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 30 - 34
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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Seltos than in the Mazda CX-3, due to its greater 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 Kia Seltos.

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 Kia Seltos, 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 Kia Seltos, 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. Both the Mazda CX-3 and the Kia Seltos have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mazda CX-3 is a little narrower than the Kia Seltos, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Mazda CX-3 is slightly shorter than the Kia Seltos, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Mazda CX-3 has the same turning radius as the Kia Seltos, 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 Kia Seltos.

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 Kia Seltos. The Mazda CX-3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Seltos.

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