Compare 2020 Mazda CX-3 vs 2020 Nissan Kicks

2020 Mazda CX-3
2020 Nissan Kicks
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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
$21,409
$18,383
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,040
$19,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$318 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.7
5.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Mazda CX-3 is stylish but impractical for a crossover SUV. 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
27 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.6 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)
38.4 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 6.9
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
Liftover Height (in)
- 26.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
39.4 38.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
17.8 25.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
30.9 35.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
42.7 32.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.8 25.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
56.7 57
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 53.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.6
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 10.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 10.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2994 2691
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 2800 114 @ 4000
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
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 4.01 - 0.46
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-3 Nissan Kicks
Body Style
i-ACTIV AWD 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 5.4
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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2020 Mazda CX-3
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2020 Nissan Kicks
  • 2020 Nissan Kicks is a good value
  • Rebates: $2,000 cash back
  • Financing: From 0% APR for 72 months + $500
  • Leasing: From $285 per month for 36 months
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