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2021 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2020 Nissan Kicks Review

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2021 Mazda

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2020 Nissan

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$20,790 to $22,190
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$19,070 to $21,320
Invoice* $20,197 to $21,566 $18,383 to $20,546
MPG - City 27 - 29 31
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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

The Mazda CX-3 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Nissan Kicks, with comparable head- and legroom. The Nissan Kicks will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-3.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda CX-3 as you will with the Nissan Kicks, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Mazda CX-3 or the Nissan Kicks, 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 Mazda CX-3 and the Nissan Kicks have similar Destination Charges.

The Mazda CX-3 is about the same width as the Nissan Kicks. When looking at overall length, the Mazda CX-3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Kicks.

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

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

The Mazda CX-3 has a little more horsepower than the Nissan Kicks.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mazda CX-3 and the Nissan Kicks. With the Mazda CX-3, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan Kicks.

The Mazda CX-3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Kicks.