With so many SUVs available in today’s market, many drivers find it difficult to narrow down their decision to just one model. Notably, many drivers find it difficult to choose between the 2021 Mazda CX-3 vs the 2021 Kia Seltos. To make the decision between these two models easier for shoppers, we’ve broken down the differences in performance ratings, passenger space and safety feature availability down below.
As far as performance is concerned, the 2021 Mazda CX-3 brings more to the table than the 2021 Kia Seltos. The 2021 Mazda CX-3 comes standard with a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine that produces 148 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. The 2021 Kia Seltos is also equipped with a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine, but one that’s only capable of producing 146 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque.
2021 Mazda CX-3
2021 Kia Seltos
|148 hp||Standard Horsepower||146 lb.-ft.|
|146 lb.-ft.||Standard Torque||132 lb.-ft.|
|41.7 in.||Front Leg Room||41.4 in.|
|Standard||Lane Departure Warning||Optional|
The 2021 Mazda CX-3 features more front-row passenger space than the 2021 Kia Seltos. More specifically, the 2021 CX-3 includes 41.7 inches of front leg room while the 2021 Seltos includes 41.4 inches of front leg room.
The 2021 Mazda CX-3 comes standard with numerous driver assistance features that are only available optionally inside the 2021 Kia Seltos. Notably, lane departure warning is standard inside the 2021 Mazda CX-3 while the same feature is optional inside the 2021 Seltos.
In addition to lane departure warning, the 2021 Mazda CX-3 also comes standard with many other safety and security features, including: Front & rear head airbags, stability control, daytime running lights, turn signal mirrors, rear door child safety locks, a remote anti-theft alarm system and more.