2020 Mazda CX-3 vs 2020 Hyundai Kona

Shopping for subcompact crossover SUVs is great because of how many options, but also complicated because it can get hard to decide when there are so many to choose from. The 2020 Mazda CX-3 and 2020 Hyundai Kona shouldn’t fall into obscurity in the sea of small crossovers out there, because they are both wonderful vehicles with plenty to offer. 

But if you had to decide between the two, what would be the deal makers and deal breakers for you? To help you decide, we put this comparison together. The chart and analysis pit the CX-3 against the Kona so you can see which is more up to your specifications and requirements. The chart refers to available and standard features. 

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2020 Mazda CX-3 


2020 Hyundai Kona 

2.0L I4 Engine  Base Model Engine  2.0L I4 Engine 
148 Horsepower and 146 lb-ft of Torque  Horsepower and Torque  147 Horsepower and 132 lb-ft of Torque 
Blind Spot Warning and Lane Departure Warning Standard  Driver Assist Technologies  Blind Spot Warning and Lane Departure Warning Available 
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control  Available


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Comparison Analysis 

The key difference between these two vehicles is the driving experience. The feel of being behind the wheel is something Mazda has worked for a long time to perfect over the years, and it shows with the 2020 Mazda CX-3. Although it has the same size engine of the Kona, it delivers more power. Sure, if you pay more you can get a more powerful engine in the Kona at the top of its trim levels, but the CX-3 delivers so much standard that budgeted crossover buyers will want to pick the CX-3 every time. 

Other Features Available on the 2020 Mazda CX-3 

  • Rear View Camera 
  • Electric Power Steering 
  • Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel 
  • Blind Spot and Lane Departure Warning Systems 
  • Rear Center 3-Point Seat Belt 
  • Adaptive LED Headlamp 
  • And More! 
2020 Mazda CX-3 interior showing dashboard screen and blurred steering wheel
2020 Mazda CX-3 interior from passenger perspective