2019 Mazda CX-3 Sport Vs. 2019 Hyundai Kona SE

Red 2019 Mazda CX-3 and silver 2019 Hyundai Kona, separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" logo.

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 swaggers confidently through the crossover SUV segment, and its little wonder why. This vehicle positively oozes the combination of high-quality and generous value that vehicles holding Mazda nameplate are known for. And in further fashion typical of the brand, the 2019 CX-3 provides a heartily solid, engaging drive quality that we just can’t get enough of.

The 2019 Hyundai Kona also turns heads with some of its features and capabilities. To help shoppers decide between these two vehicles, we’ve pitted the two base models against one another to see which ride comes with more value. Read on to witness the battle between the 2019 Mazda CX-3 Sport and the 2019 Hyundai Kona SE.

2019 Mazda CX-3 Sport


2019 Hyundai Kona SE

$20,390 Starting MSRP $19,990
Up to 29 city / 34 highway Fuel Economy Up to 28 city / 32 highway
148 hp Standard Horsepower 147 hp
146 @2,800 rpm Torque 132 @ 4,500 rpm
Standard USB Ports Not Available
Standard Proximity Key Not Available
Available Navigation Not Available
Standard Blind-Spot Monitoring Not Available

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For the current model year, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 sees some sleek restyling. It also gains standardized safety features such as blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert, and its horsepower numbers are increased. The 2019 Hyundai Kona, for its part, also sees the standardization of additional safety features, along with debuting an all-electric model.

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 continues to impress as one of the strongest performers in its class. This machine boasts resilient brakes, agile maneuverability, and responsive steering. On top of all that, the fuel economy more than earns its keep. The ride of the 2019 Hyundai Kona is unfortunately not as smooth as that of the 2019 CX-3, with bumps in the road announcing themselves prominently to those inside.

In addition to driving excitement, Mazda is also known for providing high-quality interiors on its rides. The 2019 CX-3 is no different. Quality cabin materials adorn the insides, and a generous array of standard features are sure to impress all comers.