Kia Models vs Mazda Models

If you've ever heard from someone that Kia vehicles are inferior to other automakers', then not only have you heard incorrectly, we implore you to come to the lot to see for yourself why these fun, fuel-efficient and value-filled cars are the best way to rule the road – with style. We have a menu with links to informative model pages below, with comparisons between Kia vehicles and Mazda vehicles from the same class. If you're looking to see not only how the Kia Optima does vs. the Mazda6, but how the Sportage does vs. the Nissan Rogue, you're in luck, because we also have included links to model comparison pages between Kia and Hyundai, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen.

Before we get started, here's a few additional benefits of Kia vehicles:

  • All Kia models come with an industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty.
  • Multiple award-winning vehicles, such as the 2017 Kia Sportage (IIHS Top Safety Pick, Red Dot Design Award), 2016 Kia Soul (U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Cars for Families, 2016 Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year) and 2016 Kia Sedona (Autotrader's "Must Test Drive" list for 2016, 16 Best Family Cars for 2016), to name a few of the awards.
Kia Optima vs. Mazda6 sedans Friendly Kia St. Petersburg FL

Kia Optima/K5 vs. Mazda6

The Kia Optima is a bold, European-sport-styled sedan with vastly superior power, passenger room and value when compared with the Mazda6. The experts love the Optima, too, giving it several awards.

2021 Kia K5 vs. 2021 Mazda6 
2020 Kia Optima vs. 2020 Mazda6
2020 Kia Optima vs. 2019 Mazda6

2019 Kia Optima vs. 2018 Mazda6
2017 Kia Optima vs. 2017 Mazda6
2016 Kia Optima vs. 2016 Mazda6
Kia Sorento vs Mazda CX-9

Kia Sorento/Telluride vs. Mazda CX-9

The Kia Sorento has space for a large group, the ability to tear up the streets or go off-road, and fuel economy that is rare for a midsize SUV, with nearly 30 mpg highway.

2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2019 Mazda CX-9
2019 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Mazda CX-9
2018 Kia Sorento vs. 2018 Mazda CX-9

2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Mazda CX-9
2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 Mazda CX-9
Kia Soul hatchback vs. Mazda CX-3 Friendly Kia Clearwater FL

Kia Soul/Seltos vs. Mazda CX-3

The "hamster box" isn’t just a stylish vehicle, though the Kia Soul certainly is that, as it has the room of a midsize sedan, the cargo room of an SUV and the tech features for your next intergalactic dance party.

2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2020 Mazda CX-3
2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Mazda CX-3
2020 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Mazda CX-3
2018 Kia Soul vs. 2018 Mazda CX-3
2017 Kia Soul vs. 2017 Mazda CX-3

2016 Kia Soul vs. 2016 Mazda CX-3
Kia Sportage crossover vs. Mazda CX-5 crossover Friendly Kia Tampa FL

Kia Sportage vs. Mazda CX-5

It hardly seems fair, with the versatile and fun Sportage up against the CX-5, when the Sportage has wins for design (Red Dot Design Award), safety (IIHS Top Safety Pick), and horsepower to spare.

2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Mazda CX-5
2019 Kia Sportage vs. 2019 Mazda CX-5
2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2017 Mazda CX-5
2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2016 Mazda CX-5
Kia Forte vs. Mazda3 4-Door Tampa FL

Kia Forte vs. Mazda3 4-Door

The Kia Forte is a performance-driven compact, with a sleek exterior and plenty of power and climate-control options. Oh, and it also comes at a lower price than the Mazda3 4-Door.

2019 Kia Forte vs. 2019 Mazda3
2019 Kia Forte vs. 2018 Mazda3
2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Mazda3 4-Door
2016 Kia Forte vs. 2016 Mazda3 4-Door
Kia Stinger GT (Gran Turismo) sports car

Kia Stinger vs. Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

The Kia Stinger sports car provides 0-60 MPH acceleration of 4.7 seconds in V6 trims, and a top speed of 167 MPH; see how its 4-cylinder trims conquer the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.

2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
Kia Forte5 vs. Mazda3 5-Door compact hatchbacks Friendly Kia Clearwater FL

Kia Forte5 vs. Mazda3 5-Door

The first thing you look for in a hatchback is how much room is there for cargo, and the Kia Forte5 has more space than the Mazda3 5-Door, as well as superior horsepower and passenger room.

2016 Kia Forte5 vs. 2016 Mazda3 5-Door