2019 Mazda CX-3 vs 2019 Hyundai Kona

Passenger side exterior view of a red 2019 Mazda CX-3 on the left "vs" driver side exterior view of a blue 2019 Hyundai Kona on the right

Knowing what the differences and similarities are between two vehicles is what helps you decide which one will perform better during your daily drive. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 and the 2019 Hyundai Kona are two crossover SUVs that have athletic and aggressive styling for an overall eye-catching exterior appeal. Both of these attractive SUVs also provide their owners with fuel-efficient performance under the hood as well as advanced technology features inside the cabin. You can compare the standard and available equipment of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and the 2019 Hyundai Kona below to help you find out which one will meet your needs best.

2019 Mazda CX-3


2019 Hyundai Kona

2.0L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder
148 HP/ 146 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 147 HP/ 132 LB-FT
SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
29 MPG City/ 34 MPG HWY Fuel Economy 27 MPG City/ 33 MPG HWY

Compare the 2019 Mazda CX-3 & the 2019 Hyundai Kona

As you can see from the chart above the standard drivetrain of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 outperforms the 2019 Hyundai Kona in every aspect. Both the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and the 2019 Hyundai Kona offer All-Wheel Drive (AWD) across every trim level for confident driving through poor weather and over rough road conditions. Providing a smooth ride over any terrain is the front MacPherson and rear torsion beam suspension of both the 2019 CX-3 and 2019 Kona.

There is standard seating for five people in the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and 2019 Hyundai Kona but the 2019 CX-3 provides passengers with more front and rear legroom than the 2019 Kona does. A split-folding rear seat is standard inside the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and the 2019 Hyundai Kona for optimal cargo and passenger versatility. Cloth seating surfaces come standard in the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and 2019 Hyundai Kona and leather seats are an available option for each but the 2019 CX-3 gets loaded with leather seats above the base trim level while only the top two trims of the 2019 Kona get equipped with leather seats. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 also is equipped with standard safety systems like Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Hill Launch Assist. You can find similar safety systems for the 2019 Hyundai Kona only on its upper trim levels.

With its more powerful and efficient engine along with its nicer interior amenities and better standard safety features the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is the easy choice over the 2019 Hyundai Kona. You can take the 2019 CX-3 for a test drive today at Royal South Mazda in Bloomington, IN.