2021 Kia Seltos Vs. 2020 Mazda CX-3

Yellow 2021 Kia Seltos and red 2020 Mazda CX-3

As the crossover segment of the automotive market continues to grow and expand, many brands are redesigning and upgrading current models to try to meet the new models that are entering the arena. With the 2021 Kia Seltos being the new kid on the block there are a lot of expectations for what it will bring and how it will compare to those redesigned models that consumers have grown to love.

In its first model year the Seltos is bringing rugged style with ample cargo space and top-of-the-line interior amenities. One member of the competition that is trying to keep up with this new Kia model is the 2020 Mazda CX-3. Let's see how these two crossovers measure up in this 2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2020 Mazda CX-3 comparison from Friendly Kia!

2021 Kia Seltos


2020 Mazda CX-3

2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine Base Engine 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
147 horsepower/132 pound-feet of torque Base Power Specs 148 horsepower/146 pound-feet of torque
8 monotone colors and 4 two-tone colors Exterior Color Options 8 monotone colors
Standard All-Wheel Drive Available
26.6 cubic feet/62.8 cubic feet Cargo Space (seats up/folded) 17.8 cubic feet/42.7 cubic feet
Standard Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ Standard
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
$21,990 AWD Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price $22,040

Kia Seltos Outranks 2020 Mazda CX-3 in More Ways than One

With the addition of the Seltos, Kia has upped its rankings among other members of the competition and has begun outweighing many of the brand’s competitors. Meanwhile, Mazda has steered itself towards more premium options for consumers, however the features many drivers are looking for are often left to only the higher Mazda model grades.

Despite this Mazda model's aim towards premium and luxury, the Kia Seltos still outweighs the competing 2020 CX-3. The Seltos lineup is made up of the LX, S, EX, S Turbo, and SX Turbo trim grades and delivers perfection in every model. All-wheel drive comes standard in the 2021 Seltos along with a 147-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine.

The Kia Seltos offers drivers more ways to show off their style and personality on the road than the Mazda CX-3. Not only does the Seltos offer eight monotone color options but it also includes four two-tone color variants in its paint palette to make this vehicle stand out even more on the road.

Shoppers in the Tampa Bay area need to look no further than Friendly Kia in New Port Richey for their new 2021 Kia Seltos. Are you ready to take the plunge into the Kia Seltos? Contact our team today for additional information on this new 2021 Kia crossover.