Compare 2021 Mazda CX-30 vs 2020 Nissan Kicks

2021 Mazda CX-30
2020 Nissan Kicks
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AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-30 AWD 24 31 $22,633 $23,300
CX-30 FWD 25 33 $21,275 $21,900
CX-30 Preferred AWD 24 31 $26,903 $27,700
CX-30 Preferred FWD 25 33 $25,546 $26,300
CX-30 Premium AWD 24 31 $29,088 $29,950
CX-30 Premium FWD 25 33 $27,729 $28,550
CX-30 Select AWD 24 31 $24,574 $25,300
CX-30 Select FWD 25 33 $23,216 $23,900
CX-30 Turbo AWD N/A N/A N/A N/A
CX-30 Turbo Premium Package AWD N/A N/A N/A N/A
CX-30 Turbo Premium Plus Package AWD N/A N/A N/A N/A
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S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Kicks S FWD 31 36 $18,383 $19,070
Kicks SR FWD 31 36 $20,546 $21,320
Kicks SV FWD 31 36 $19,951 $20,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,633
$18,383
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,300
$19,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$318 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
5.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Mazda CX-30 is great-looking, spacious, and more polished and fun-to-drive than other compact competitors, but it’s a step behind in value and features. The 2020 Nissan Kicks is a quirky and cute crossover that’s inexpensive, but some of the details just feel cheap.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 33.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 93.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.2 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 53
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 103.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
173 169.1
Height, Overall (in)
61.7 62.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 26.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
45.2 32.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.2 25.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
20.2 25.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 35.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 38.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 57
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 53.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 10.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 10.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3338 2691
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 120
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 4000 114 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
186 @ 6000 122 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 31
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 36
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 4.01 - 0.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 3.93
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
i-ACTIV AWD Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-30 Nissan Kicks
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 5.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating
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