Compare 2019 Mazda CX-3 vs 2019 Nissan Kicks

2019 Mazda CX-3
2019 Nissan Kicks
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Grand Touring AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-3 Grand Touring AWD 27 32 $26,364 $27,145
CX-3 Grand Touring FWD 29 34 $25,005 $25,745
CX-3 Sport AWD 27 32 $21,168 $21,790
CX-3 Sport FWD 29 34 $19,809 $20,390
CX-3 Touring AWD 27 32 $23,191 $23,875
CX-3 Touring FWD 29 34 $21,833 $22,475
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S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Kicks S FWD 31 36 $17,970 $18,640
Kicks SR FWD 31 36 $20,210 $20,970
Kicks SV FWD 31 36 $19,615 $20,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,364
$17,970
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,145
$18,640
Monthly Payment Estimate
$452 / month
$311 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
5.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 fails to launch in the crossover-SUV space race. The 2019 Nissan Kicks’ expressive styling masks its economy-car bones.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35 33.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 40.7
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
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)
9.6 25.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
30.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
41.7 32.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
9.6 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 P205/60HR16
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 114 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6000 122 @ 6300
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 -
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 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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-3 Nissan Kicks
Body Style
i-ACTIV AWD Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 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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