Kia Niro vs. Mazda CX-3

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 White

Key Specs

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.83 / 5
6 Reviews
4.54 / 5
13 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
139 hp
148 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.6L Atkinson Cycle DOHC 16
2.0L SKYACTIV

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 in.
41.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.1 in.
38.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.4 in.
35 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.1 in.
37.2 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/60HR16
P215/60HR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
101.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
17.5 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
171.5 in.
168.3 in.

Width

Width
71.1 in.
69.6 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3391 lbs.
2809 - 2952 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
139 hp
148 hp

Torque

Torque
195 ft. lbs.
146 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.4 gal.
11.9 - 12.7 gal.

Combined

Combined
46 mpg
30 - 32 mpg

City

City
46 mpg
27 - 29 mpg

Highway

Highway
46 mpg
32 - 34 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
Mazda CX-3

Body Style

Body Style
Sport Utility
Sport Utility - i-ACTIV AWD Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
100.9 ft³.
87.6 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3391 lbs.
2809 - 2952 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
46 mpg.
29 - 31 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4
Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
1.6 L/96
2.0 L/122

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.87
3.55

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.22
2.02

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37
1.45

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96
0.71

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77
0.60

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.35
3.89

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23
4.33

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Torsion Beam

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16
P215/60HR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16
P215/60HR16

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
16 X 6.5 - 18 X 7 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
16 X 6.5 - 18 X 7 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
17.5 ft.
34.8 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in.
11 - 11.6 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.2 in.
11.1 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
11.4 gal.
11.9 - 12.7 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.1 in.
38.4 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 in.
41.7 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
56 in.
53.5 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
53.7 in.
52.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.1 in.
37.2 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
37.4 in.
35 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55.2 in.
50.4 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
48.3 in.
49 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
101.2 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
171.5 in.
168.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.1 in.
69.6 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
60.4 in.
60.7 - 60.9 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.6 in.
60 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62.2 in.
59.9 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
6.3 in.
6.1 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
54.5 ft³.
44.5 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
19.4 ft³.
12.4 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
19.4 ft³.
12.4 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Niro
CX-3

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Subcompact Sport Utility
Subcompact Sport Utility

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.6
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4