Comparison - Mazda CX-3 Touring 2019 - vs - Kia Sorento SX 2021

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

Mazda CX-3 Maxx

Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
23,875
Updated: 
14 May 2019
$
42,590
Updated: 
07 Dec 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
5
6
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.90gals
17.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Aruba Stone
#8C9485
Crystal Beige
#C7B7A2
Glacial White Pearl
#E0DEE4
Sparkling Silver
#E3E4E8
Ebony Black
#343434
Everlasting Silver
#7C7C78
Gravity Gray
#61656A
Sapphire blue
#4F5866

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

The 2021 Kia Sorento crossover finds a new look but the same mission: it’s the smaller hauler compared to the Telluride.

PROS
Better style
Available hybrid powertrains
Bigger interior
Telluride’s looks

CONS
What’s with the door tooth?
Is the second row more comfortable?
Not appreciably bigger

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The all-new Sorento is expected to make its debut at the Geneva auto show in March. Disguised and undisguised spy photos and several official images of the Kia have given us a pretty good idea of what to expect from the redesigned mid-size crossover. Its boxier proportions and bolder styling mark a stark departure from the curvier and softer appearance of the current Sorento. The Korean automaker has also said that the next-gen model will ride on an all-new platform that helps make it bigger inside and out. It will also feature a hybrid powertrain as well as an eventual plug-in variant.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
27.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
146ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
311ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
Horsepower: 
148hp
at 6 000rpm
281hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
37.90Feet

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
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
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
Bluetooth for connecting mobile devices
Electric, Column-Mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (C-MDPS)
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Leather-Wrapped Gear Shift Handle
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
168.30in
189.00in
Width: 
69.60in
74.80in
Height: 
60.90in
70.30in
Ground Clearance: 
6.20in
8.20in
Front Track: 
60.00in
64.50in
Rear Track: 
59.90in
64.80in
Wheel Base: 
101.20in
110.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.40
40.30
Rear Head Room: 
37.20
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
35.00in
41.70in
Front Hip Room: 
52.30in
55.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
53.50in
59.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
49.00in
55.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
50.40in
58.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
44.50cu.ft
75.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.40cu.ft
12.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
2952.00lbs
4120.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
4.2-inch Trip Computer Display
odometer
Estimated range of remaining fuel

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window
Power Door Locks
Power Windows w/ Driver One-Touch Auto-Up/Down
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
Leather seats
8-Way Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat
2-Way Power Lumbar Support Driver's Seat
8-Way Power-Adjustable Passenger Seat
Heated Front Seats
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Folding center armrest
2nd-Row Captain's Chairs
50/50 Split-Folding 2nd-Row Seats
One-Touch Sliding & Folding 2nd-Row Seats
Reclining 3rd-Row Seats w/ 50/50 Split-Folding
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
MacPherson Struts
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Independent, Multi-link
Suspension Info: 
Front independent suspension
Stabilizer Bar

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual vanity mirrors
Air Conditioning
Rear Air Conditioning Vents
Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
USB Connection
10.25-inch Touch-Screen
Navigation
Wireless connectivity included with 8.0-inch Touch-Screen.
Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, Hands-Free Phone and Audio Streaming
6 Speaker AM/FM/HD Radio Audio System
USB Data Port, Front Console
USB Charging Outlet, Front Console (2),2nd Row (3),3rd Row (2)
12-Volt Power Outlet, Front Console
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear window wiper
One-touch power sunroof
Sport Body Styling
Front Grille, Gloss Black
Roof Rails, Low Profile Gloss Black
Outside Mirrors, Power-Adjustable and Heated
Locking Fuel-Filler Door
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Shark Fin Antenna
Sound-Absorbing Front Windshield
Privacy Glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In.
20 X 8.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Tire Mobility Kit
Null Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20

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
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Solid Disc
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
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: 
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
Hill Start Assist
Descent Assist System
Safe Exit Assist (SEA) w/ Power Rear Child-Safety Door Locks
Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
Parking Distance Warning (PDW), Reverse
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision- Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) w/ Parallel Exit Assist
Lane Following Assist (LFA)
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Driver Attention Warning (DAW) with Leading Vehicle Departure Alert
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Preferred Equipment Package
Touring I-AS Package
X-Line SX Prestige Rust Color Package
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
Cross Bars X-Line
Mud Guards
Illuminated Scuff Plates
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Protector
Side Step Bars
Transverse Panels, Illuminated
Tow Hitch PnP
Interior Options: 
Frameless Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Homelink
Interior Lighting Kit
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Door Sill Trim Plates
Mazda Navigation (Fleet)
Interior Lighting Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net
EC Mirror W/HomeLink
Rear Seat Entertainment
Cargo Tray, Folding
Cargo Mat, Carpeted W/Seatback Protection

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black,leatherette/cloth
#B9BCB9
Color: 
Black, leather
#212121
Rust, leather
#B17B52