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2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2019 Kia Niro

Customers looking for a compact crossover SUV have a lot of choices. For the most part, all of them have very comparable performance scores and physical dimensions. However, not many of them can match the unique style and engaging handling profile that is demonstrated by the Mazda CX-3. A deep dive into a comparison of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2019 Kia Niro will very clearly demonstrate the lead the Mazda crossover SUV has over many of its competitors. The latest version of the Mazda CX-3 picks up a few important improvements for the new model year, and many of them dovetail into reported gaps found by professional automotive reviewers. Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2019 Mazda CX-3 today at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown by calling, 833-733-9225.

Mazda engineers have provided several new mild styling updates for the 2019 Mazda CX-3. Looking at the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and 2019 Kia Niro side-by-side will demonstrate just how unique the Mazda vehicle truly is. Independent reviews have praised the 2019 Mazda CX-3 for having an ‘attractive and comfortable interior.’ One of the online publication’s favorite new features is a center armrest with an underneath storage bin. It’s perfect for keeping the interior of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 free of clutter as well as keeping valuable out of sight. Driver and passenger safety are obviously a top priority for most automakers. Mazda takes this idea a little further than its competitor by making more of its standard safety systems available across its entire trim ladder. Niro buyers need to purchase the top trim to match the Mazda CX-3.


2019 Mazda CX-3


2018 Kia Niro

2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 1.6-L, 4-Cyl. Hybrid
148/146 Horsepower/Torque 139/195
Six-speed Automatic Transmission Six-speed Automatic
Yes Avail. AWD No


Performance Specs

All available trim grades of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is the same powertrain. The compact crossover SUV uses the SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine and it will be attached to the SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. Drivers will be able to be in control of one of the most dynamic crossover SUV in the industry with 148 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, the 2019 Kia Niro uses an electric motor to help its naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine to make 139 horsepower. Additionally, of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and 2019 Kia Niro, only the Mazda crossover SUV is available with all-wheel-drive.



A front left quarter photo of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 in a photo studio.
A photo of one of the interior configuration in the 2019 CX-3.
The 2019 CX-3 offers several different rear-seat configurations.
An interior photo of the rear seats folded down for max cargo capacity in the 2019 CX-3.
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