Comparison - Hyundai Kona SE 2018 - vs - Mazda CX-3 Touring 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
20,800
Updated: 
01 Feb 2018
$
23,875
Updated: 
14 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
11.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Chalk White
#F8FAFA
Sonic Silver
#C4CDD4
Thunder Grey
#767C84
Pulse Red
#BC0001
Surf Blue
#5C94D3
Color: 
Ceramic Metallic
#F1F1F3
Snowflake White Pearl Mica
#E4E9EE
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#242F4F
Eternal Blue Mica
#7CB3C2
Jet Black Mica
#000000
Machine Gray Mica
#70747D
Soul Red Metallic
#78191F
Titanium Flash Mica
#75755A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The subcompact crossover SUV class is gaining in popularity and the latest entrant, the 2018 Hyundai Kona, has a lot of potential to take the lead. Its exterior style may be somewhat polarizing, but it drives better than the competition. It also delivers a lot for the money and checks all of the boxes that shoppers want in this type of vehicle.
PROS
Optional turbocharged engine provides quick acceleration
Nimble handling makes it enjoyable to drive
Lots of features for your money

CONS
Weak base engine

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Hyundai Kona ranked #1 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Hyundai Kona has a score of 8.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 14 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Agile handling
Potent available turbo-four engine
Intuitive infotainment system

Cons
Lower maximum cargo capacity than rivals
Uninspiring base engine

By: 
usnews.com

With its quirky styling, the Kona is set to perk up some fun. Choose from a 147-hp 2.0-liter inline-four with a six-speed automatic transmission or a 175-hp turbo 1.6-liter inline-four with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is optional with both engines.

Pros
Tight build and rattle-free cabin,
well-tuned dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Cons
Some interior plastics not up to par,
penalty-box rear seat.

By: 
caranddriver.com

For 2019, the Mazda CX-3 receives a refresh that includes new exterior touches, a very slight increase in engine output, redesigned seats, and front and rear center armrests. Some features have also been shuffled between trim levels, and advanced safety features are available across the lineup.

Pros
Attractive and comfortable interior
Engaging driving experience
Impressive fuel economy for a crossover
Good selection of available driver aids and active safety features

Cons
Suspension tuning may be too firm for some
Cramped rear seat
Below-average cargo space

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 fails to launch in the crossover-SUV space race.

Pros
Great, simple exterior shape
Good standard touchscreen
Standard advanced safety features
Competitive fuel economy

Cons
Cramped rear seat
Not much cargo room with seats up
Finicky infotainment system
Small safety demerit

By: 
thecarconnection.com

the 2019 CX-3 retains its trapezoidal bar grille but has a new inner grille design. New lower chrome trim on the sides complements the carryover side-sill chrome slat, while the headlights carry on unchanged. The rear lights, however, see a new design that’s more similar to those in front, with a round eye accented by straight lines.Inside, Mazda replaced the prior cable-operated parking brake with an electronic unit with an automatic hold feature and incorporated it into the center console next to the rotary infotainment dial. That change opens up some real estate on the console, and the mode selector has been relocated behind the shifter’s PRND indicator, the previous gloss-black surround is gone, the cupholders are repositioned, and the armrest gets a comfier makeover.

Mazda says the front seats, which can be ordered with full leather on top trims for the first time, have been completely redesigned to be wider and more comfortable. The dashboard wears new faux-suede appliqués, the climate-control dials feature flashy red accents, and the rear seats have a new fold-down center armrest with cupholders. Together, these small changes add up to a tidier and classier look.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
32.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
132ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
146ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 6 200rpm
148hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
164.00in
168.30in
Width: 
70.90in
69.60in
Height: 
61.00in
60.90in
Ground Clearance: 
6.70in
6.20in
Front Track: 
61.90in
60.00in
Rear Track: 
62.30in
59.90in
Wheel Base: 
102.40in
101.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
38.40
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
37.20
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
41.70in
Rear leg room: 
34.60in
35.00in
Front Hip Room: 
53.30in
52.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.50in
53.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.20in
49.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.50in
50.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.80cu.ft
44.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1322lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.20cu.ft
12.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
29.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3085.00lbs
2952.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Instrument cluster - 3.5" TFT LCD with trip computer & digital speedometer
2 x 12V power outlets in front centre console storage unit

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 One-Touch Power Window
Power adjustable exterior mirrors
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Cloth
6 -way manual passenger seat adjustment
6 -way manual driver seat adjustments
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette/Cloth
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Front independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air Conditioning
Vanity mirror lights
Heated rear windshield
Dual vanity mirrors
Air Conditioning

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Touch screen - 7" display
6 speaker
AUX/USB audio input with iPod® compatibility
Bluetooth audio streaming
Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ compatibility
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear window wiper
One-touch power sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
16 x 6.5
18 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
All-Season Tires
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R16
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
no
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Height adjustable front head restraints with tilt function
Roll-over Sensor
Pretensioners, load limiters and height adjustable upper mounts on front seat belts
Height adjustable rear head restraints
Impact sensing auto door unlock
Seat belt reminder - front & rear seatbelts
ISOFIX child restraint anchors (rear outboard seats)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
Rear view camera with dynamic guide lines
Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R) - 4 sensors, with guidance display
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Pre-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
Option Group 01
Preferred Equipment Package
Touring I-AS Package
Exterior Options: 
Rear Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks
Mudguards
Front and Rear Bumper Trim Package
Rear Bumper Guard
Machine Gray Metallic Paint Charge
Roof Rack Side Rails
Soul Red Metallic Paint Charge
Wheel Locks
Snowflake White Pearl Mica Paint Charge
Interior Options: 
Reversible Cargo Tray
Carpeted Floor Mats
Frameless Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Homelink
Interior Lighting Kit
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Door Sill Trim Plates
Mazda Navigation (Fleet)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#93969C
#1A1A1A
Color: 
Black,leatherette/cloth
#B9BCB9