2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2020 Mazda CX-30: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2020 Mazda CX-30 Review

New 2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Kia
Seltos

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New 2020 Mazda CX-30

2020 Mazda
CX-30

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MSRP*
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$21,990 to $27,890
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$21,900 to $29,600
Invoice* $21,221 to $26,634 $21,275 to $28,747
MPG - City 25 - 29 24 - 25
MPG - Hwy 30 - 34 31 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 Seltos than in the Mazda CX-30. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Kia Seltos and the Mazda CX-30.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Seltos as you will with the Mazda CX-30, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Seltos or the Mazda CX-30, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Kia Seltos and the Mazda CX-30 have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
The Kia Seltos has much lower torque than the Mazda CX-30, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Kia Seltos 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 Seltos has a lot less horsepower 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 Seltos and the Mazda CX-30. With the Kia Seltos, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda CX-30.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Seltos than that of the Mazda CX-30.