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2022 Kia Niro vs. 2021 Mazda CX-30 Review

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2022 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $24,690 to $31,990
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Picture of the 2021 Mazda CX-30

2021 Mazda
CX-30

MSRP*: $22,050 to $34,050
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MPG - City 46 - 53 MPG 22 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 40 - 48 MPG 30 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 54.5 - 63.2 ft3 45.2 ft3
Engine
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 186-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • Inline-4
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T, Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, All-wheel, Front Wheel Drive, Front-wheel
Horsepower 139 hp 186 - 227 hp
Exterior Length 171.5 in 173.0 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.3 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 37.8 - 38.1 in
Rear 38.3 in
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Niro than in the Mazda CX-30. The Kia Niro will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-30.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Kia Niro, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mazda CX-30.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Kia Niro or the Mazda CX-30, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
The Kia Niro is about the same width as the Mazda CX-30. When looking at overall length, the Kia Niro takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda CX-30.

Handling
The Kia Niro has the same turning radius as the Mazda CX-30, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Niro has a lot less horsepower than the Mazda CX-30.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Niro transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mazda CX-30.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Niro and the Mazda CX-30. The Kia Niro has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-30.