If you’re shopping around for a small crossover SUV, then we encourage you to take a look at the 2019 Mazda CX-3. The new Mazda CX-3 impresses on many levels, with its sporty styling, superb driving dynamics, high-level safety, and a plethora of standard and available features. If you’re curious to see how the new Mazda CX-3 stacks up against the competition, then check out this 2019 Mazda CX-3 vs 2019 Kia Sportage comparison.
The new Mazda CX-3 has the advantage for gas mileage. With its efficient SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter engine, it gets an estimated fuel economy of up to 29 city/34 hwy mpg, compared to 23 city/30 hwy mpg for the Kia Sportage. Also, with its quick acceleration, responsive handling, and re-tuned suspension, the Mazda CX-3 is very fun-to-drive. Both the Mazda CX-3 and Kia Sportage offer an available all-wheel drive system.
Advantages of the Mazda CX-3 over the Kia Sportage
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 is the more affordable choice, with a base MSRP of $20,390, compared to $23,759 for the 2019 Kia Sportage. Also, with its plethora of standard features, the Mazda CX-3 offers tremendous value. Even for the base CX-3 Sport trim, you’ll get aluminum alloy wheels, a rear roofline spoiler, a rearview camera, Hill Launch Assist, the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, and the class-exclusive G-Vectoring Control for improving handling around curves and corners.
While all Mazda CX-3 grades come standard with push-button start, it’s only offered as an available feature in the Kia Sportage. Also, the Mazda CX-3 offers an available Adaptive Cruise Control feature, which isn’t offered for the Kia Sportage.
Here at Capistrano Mazda, we invite small crossover shoppers in Southern California to test drive the wonderful 2019 Mazda CX-3!