Compare 2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Nissan Kicks

2018 Mazda CX-3
2018 Nissan Kicks
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Grand Touring AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-3 Grand Touring AWD 27 32 $25,666 $26,415
CX-3 Grand Touring FWD 29 34 $24,454 $25,165
CX-3 Sport AWD 27 32 $20,761 $21,360
CX-3 Sport FWD 29 34 $19,547 $20,110
CX-3 Touring AWD 27 32 $22,783 $23,445
CX-3 Touring FWD 29 34 $21,571 $22,195
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S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Kicks S FWD 31 36 $17,825 $18,290
Kicks SR FWD 31 36 $20,060 $20,590
Kicks SV FWD 31 36 $19,478 $19,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,666
$17,825
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,415
$18,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$440 / month
$305 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
5.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is an attractive small crossover pick thanks to its good looks. We’d ask for more room, but fear that would spoil the CX-3’s low price. The 2018 Nissan Kicks doesn’t thrill, but its pert styling and good value make it worth a look.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
86.3 93.9
Second Hip Room (in)
49 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 53
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.7
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35 33.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.2 7
Length, Overall (in)
168.3 169.1
Height, Overall (in)
60.9 62.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 103.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.6 69.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
39.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
10.1 25.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
30.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
42.3 32.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.1 25.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
56.7 -
Brakes
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 -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 10.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/50VR18 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50VR18 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2952 2639
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 16 X 6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 2800 115 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
146 @ 6000 125 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 31
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 4.01 - 0.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 3.93
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-3 Nissan Kicks
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 5.3
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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