Comparison - Mazda CX-3 Sport 2018 - vs - Hyundai Kona SE 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Mazda CX-3 Maxx

Also called:

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Model: 
Average Price: 
21,360
Updated: 
23 Jan 2018
20,800
Updated: 
01 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
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: 
11.90gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ceramic Metallic
#F1F1F3
Crystal White Pearl Mica
#E6E6E8
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#242F4F
Dynamic Blue Mica
#0688C6
Jet Black Mica
#000000
Meteor Gray Mica
#4A5575
Soul Red Metallic
#78191F
Titanium Flash Mica
#75755A
Color: 
Chalk White
#F8FAFA
Sonic Silver
#C4CDD4
Thunder Grey
#767C84
Pulse Red
#BC0001
Surf Blue
#5C94D3

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2018, low-speed automatic emergency braking is standard across the CX-3 lineup. Mazda says it has revised the CX-3's suspension to improve handling and ride quality and added more sound-reducing materials to make the CX-3 quieter. Small changes have been made to feature availability.

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
Tight rear seat
Below-average cargo space

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 ranked #2 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Mazda CX-3 has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 32 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Sporty handling
Great gas mileage
Upmarket interior

Cons
Limited cargo room
Small back seat
Below-average predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

One spirited drive behind the wheel of the CX-3 will have even the keenest driving enthusiasts singing its praises. We’ve come to expect playful driving dynamics, eager powertrains, and driver-focused interiors from Mazda—it’s the zoom-zoom brand, after all—and this subcompact crossover doesn’t disappoint. Once its practicality is under the microscope, however, the CX-3’s shine starts to fade. It’s small. Shoppers who prioritize cargo space and room for passengers would be better served by many of the CX-3’s rivals, or even a Mazda 3 hatchback. Even so, the CX-3 is on our short list of great crossovers, even if it’s solely for its corner-carving expertise and its fun-loving character.

Pros
Sweetest-driving mini crossover around,
class-leading fuel economy, eye-catching style.

Cons
Cramped rear seat,
limited cargo capacity,
dawdling infotainment responses.

By: 
caranddriver.com

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
27.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
30.00mpg
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: 
146ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
132ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
Horsepower: 
146hp
at 6 000rpm
147hp
at 6 200rpm
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: 
no
yes
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

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
168.30in
164.00in
Width: 
69.60in
70.90in
Height: 
60.70in
61.00in
Ground Clearance: 
6.10in
6.70in
Front Track: 
60.00in
61.90in
Rear Track: 
59.90in
62.30in
Wheel Base: 
101.20in
102.40in

Interior Dimensions

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

Weights and capacites

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

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: 
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window
1 One-Touch Power Window
Power adjustable exterior mirrors
Heated Mirrors

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
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

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

Comfort

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

Entertainment

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

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
16 x 6.5
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: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R16

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 front disc brakes
ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
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
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

Options

Packages: 
Option Group 01
Exterior Options: 
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
Rear Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks
Mudguards
Interior Options: 
Frameless Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Homelink
Interior Lighting Kit
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Door Sill Trim Plates
Mazda Navigation (Fleet)
Reversible Cargo Tray
Carpeted Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#1D2326
Black/Parchment
#B9BCB9
Color: 
#93969C
#1A1A1A