2019 Mazda CX-3 vs 2019 Kia Sportage

Split screen images of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and the 2019 Kia Sportage

Rarely do our vehicles need to serve only one function. More often, they are errand-runners and commuter vehicles by day, family haulers at night, and cargo haulers or adventure vehicles on the weekend. That’s where versatile crossovers come in. With split-folding rear seats and rear liftgates that make it easy to configure the interior to fit all needs, crossovers provide drivers with the tools they need to accomplish their growing task lists. Today, we are comparing two popular crossover models, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and 2019 Kia Sportage, to see what they have to offer active drivers on the move.

Overall, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 comes in with a smaller starting MSRP and a smaller overall footprint that, in general, allows crossover shoppers to spend less at the dealership and less at the pump. However, drivers who need a larger interior space may favor the 2019 Kia Sportage for its larger footprint.

2019 Mazda CX-3


2019 Kia Sportage

$20,390 Starting MSRP $23,759
29/34 Fuel Economy 23/30
Yes Available AWD Yes
44.5 cubic feet Cargo Space 60.1 cubic feet

Standard and Available Active Safety Features

Whether you plan to use your new crossover as a family hauler or not, active safety is one of the most valuable amenities to consider. While both the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and 2019 Kia Sportage both offer a full resume of active safety features, the 2019 Sportage offers few active safety features on base trims and drivers will need to pay additional fees for higher trims and add-on features for active safety functionality found on every trim of the 2019 Mazda CX-3.

Standard Active Safety on the 2019 Mazda CX-3:

  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Rearview Camera

Standard Active Safety on the 2019 Kia Sportage:

  • Rearview Camera

To see the 2019 Mazda CX-3 in action, visit the Bill Gatton Mazda dealership in Johnson City, TN to sign up for a test drive. We have the 2019 Mazda CX-3 available in a few different configurations that should appeal to a variety of drivers, and we can also custom order something just for you if we don’t have the exact model you are looking for.

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