2019 Kia Niro vs 2019 Mazda CX-3

Red 2019 Kia Niro and red 2019 Mazda CX-3

Shoppers in the market for a new subcompact crossover may be wondering where to start their search. Do you focus on the transmission? Technology features? Safety? There are many aspects of a vehicle to take into consideration when looking to get behind the wheel of a new model. The 2019 Kia Niro from Performance Kia in Moosic, PA is the ultimate adventure-ready crossover, built to take on the longest of road trips.

With a starting price of $23,490, the Kia Niro offers drivers five sporty trims – FE, LX, EX, S Touring, and Touring – and five showstopping colors – Silky Silver, Snow White Pearl, Runway Red, Deep Cerulean, and Aurora Black. Shoppers are able to craft their perfect Niro to reflect their personality and style. This feature-filled crossover is the perfect matchup for any adventurous lifestyle, but some may be wondering how it stacks up to the competition. This comparison of the 2019 Kia Niro vs 2019 Mazda CX-3 from Performance Kia is here to show you how these subcompact crossovers compare.

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2019 Kia Niro vs 2019 Mazda CX-3
1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine and Full Parallel Hybrid System with AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor Standard Engine SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine
Dual Clutch 6-Speed Automatic with Sportmatic Transmission  SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
52/49/50 (city/highway/combined) mpg EPA MPG 27/32 (city/highway) mpg
5 trims - FE, LX, EX, S Touring, Touring Trim Options 3 trims - Sport, Touring, Grand Touring

What are the differences between the 2019 Kia Niro and the 2019 Mazda CX-3?

The 2019 Kia Niro is powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine and Full Parallel Hybrid System with an AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor. This powerful matchup gives drivers 139 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 195 pounds-foot of torque. The 2019 Niro gives you an impressive EPA-estimated 52/49/50 (city/highway/combined) mpg that the 2019 Mazda CX-3 can hardly compete with. The CX-3 provides drivers with an EPA-estimated mpg of only 27/32 (city/highway) with its SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine. While the CX-3 has a lower starting price of $20,390, the Niro saves you on fuel costs and provides you with an impressive suite of the latest features.

Equipped with a 7” color touch-screen display with UVO eServices, drivers are able to wirelessly connect to their smartphone through Bluetooth® Audio Streaming or access their favorite apps with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™. Steering-wheel-mounted control buttons let you keep both hands on the wheel of your Kia and both eyes on the road while you change songs, answer calls, adjust your cruise settings and more. Multiple mood lamps in the 2019 Niro set the mood by shining an impressive yet subtle red tint throughout the vehicle’s interior. The extensive suite of safety features in the 2019 Kia Niro make this drive your safest yet with technology like the Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, Electronic Stability Control, and more.


White 2019 Kia Niro
2019 Kia Niro interior
Mazda CX-3 interior
Red 2019 Mazda CX-3