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2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2019 Kia Niro

Compact crossover SUVs, like the Mazda CX-3, are among the most popular models in the entire automotive industry. Mazda has set its compact crossover SUV for success in this particularly competitive segment by providing strong performance and efficiency scores which are wrapped in one of the most stylish packages available. A comparison of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2019 Kia Niro reveals a few interesting advantages for the newest version of the Mazda crossover SUV. There are more than a few areas where 2019 Mazda CX-3 is able to outshine its Kia rival. Gorman McCracken Mazda has received its first delivery of the new Mazda Crossover SUV. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the 2019 Mazda CX-3 can schedule a test drive today by calling, 903-686-9319.

Just about every automaker operating in the United States makes a version of a compact crossover SUV – and all of them offer pretty similar lists of standard equipment. Both the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and 2019 Kia Niro are outfitted with touchscreen-based infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity gear and some USB ports. However, of the two crossover SUVs, only the 2019 Mazda CX-3 comes with active safety systems as standard equipment. Each available trim of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 at Gorman McCracken Mazda comes with frontal collision warning with low-speed automaker emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. Buyers of the 2019 Niro will have to add the Kia version of this technology as a premium up-charged feature. Upper trim grades of the new Mazda CX-3 can add additional convenience features.


2019 Mazda CX-3


2019 Kia Niro

2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 1.6-L, 4-Cyl.
148 Horsepower 139
Six-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic
Yes Avail. AWD No


Performance Specs and Drivetrain Info

Both the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and 2019 Kia Niro offer just one powertrain option. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 is powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. On the other side of the equation, the 2019 Kia Niro uses a slightly smaller 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine with a version of the six-speed automatic gear-changer of its own. Future owners of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 can expect the crossover SUV to produce 148 horsepower, outpacing the 2019 Niro that tops out at 139 horsepower. Additionally, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 can be equipped with the automaker’s all-wheel-drive system. The new Niro crossover SUV doesn’t offer this capability.



A front left quarter photo of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 in a photo studio.
A photo of one of the interior configuration in the 2019 CX-3.
The 2019 CX-3 offers several different rear-seat configurations.
An interior photo of the rear seats folded down for max cargo capacity in the 2019 CX-3.