In comparing the 2021 Hyundai KONA's and the 2021 Mazda CX-3's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Hyundai KONA has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and interior volume. The 2021 Mazda CX-3 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Hyundai KONA's and the 2021 Mazda CX-3's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Mazda CX-3 is a better car than the 2021 Hyundai KONA.
2021 Hyundai KONA vs. 2021 Mazda CX-3 Pricing
A used 2021 Hyundai KONA ranges from $16,697 to $25,989 while a used 2021 Mazda CX-3 is priced between $19,145 to $24,995.
2021 Hyundai KONA vs. 2021 Mazda CX-3 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Hyundai KONA loses 43.3 percent of its value and the 2021 Mazda CX-3 loses 35.6 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Mazda CX-3 retains 7.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 Hyundai KONA.
2021 Hyundai KONA vs. 2021 Mazda CX-3 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Hyundai KONA is 7.8 out of 10 while the Mazda CX-3's quality rating is 8.2 out of 10. This results in the Hyundai KONA being ranked 5 out of 20 Best Subcompact SUVs and the Mazda CX-3 being ranked 2 out of 20. Out of 55 Best 5-seater SUVs, the Hyundai KONA is ranked 30 and the Mazda CX-3 is ranked 20. The Hyundai KONA is also ranked 32 out of 66 Best Crossover SUVs while the Mazda CX-3 is ranked 20 out of 66.
2021 Hyundai KONA vs. 2021 Mazda CX-3 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Hyundai KONA is 5.9 out of 10. For the Mazda CX-3 the reliability rating is 6.1 out of 10. This gives the Mazda CX-3 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Hyundai KONA.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 Hyundai KONA’s base engine makes 147 horsepower, and the 2021 Mazda CX-3 base engine makes 148 horsepower. The KONA is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 436 miles. The CX-3 is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 432 miles.This gives the 2021 Mazda CX-3 the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2021 Hyundai KONA the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/subcompact SUVs, the 2021 Hyundai KONA has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The 2021 Mazda CX-3 has the advantage in the areas of front leg room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2021 Hyundai KONA and the 2021 Mazda CX-3 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.