2018 Kia Niro vs 2018 Mazda CX-3

2018 kia niro vs 2018 mazda cx-3

The subcompact SUV has quickly grown to be one of the most competitive and popular vehicle segments over the past handful of years. More and more drivers are looking towards the smaller SUVs for better fuel-efficiency but still want an SUV that offers space for passengers and cargo. Manufacturers, looking to capitalize on this boom in popularity, have flooded the market with tons of different models and options. With so many to choose from, which stand out?

That's why we create these comparison pages so that drivers can see how some of the most popular models in the most competitive segments stack up against one another. For this comparison, we're going to be looking at the 2018 Kia Niro and the 2018 Mazda CX-3. To gauge the value each model brings to drivers, we're going to look at their fuel economy, power and interior space. Let's get started!

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2018 Kia Niro
2018 Mazda CX-3
50 MPG Fuel Economy (Combined) 31 MPG
139 HP Horsepower 146 HP
101 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 88 Cubic Feet
54.5 Cubic Feet Max Cargo Volume 44.5 Cubic Feet

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When you look at the performance metrics and measurements of both models, it's easy to see why both are so popular among drivers! Both offer impressive value in the market when it comes to efficiency, power and space. However, when you compare the two side-by-side, the 2018 Kia Niro clearly holds the edge over its Mazda competitor.

It all starts with the 2018 Kia Niro's incredible fuel efficiency. Thanks to the Kia Niro's parallel hybrid system, it blows the 2018 Mazda CX-3 out of the water when it comes to fuel efficiency, with a whopping 50 mpg combined compared to the CX-3's 31 mpg combined. Almost as impressive, the Kia Niro still holds its own in the power department, nearly matching the Mazda CX-3.

Plus, the 2018 Kia Niro still gets that incredible fuel economy despite boasting a much more spacious interior for both passengers and luggage. Whether you've got a full load of passengers or cargo, the Kia Niro can handle it better than the Mazda CX-3.

As impressive as all that is, it doesn't matter much if the Kia Niro isn't safe. Thankfully, the 2018 Kia Niro also comes with some of the latest advanced safety features and driver-assist technologies. Available features include:

  • Blind Spot Detection 

  • Lane Change Assist 

  • Lane Keep Assist System 

  • Blind Spot Detection 

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert 

  • Smart Cruise Control 

  • Forward Collision Warning System 

Want to learn more about the 2018 Kia Niro? Ready to get behind the wheel of one yourself? Contact our staff at Harper Kia for more information or to schedule a test drive today! 


front bumper and grille of silver 2018 kia niro
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