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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD
MSRP
$25,000
Invoice
$23,908
Average Price Paid
$23,794
879 listings nationwide

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2018 Kia Forte5
EX FWD
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2019 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD
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EX FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,477
1 listings nationwide

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2018 Kia Forte5
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,939
1 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

The compact-car market has come a long way from the days of the dreaded “economy car.” And yet many new compact cars, such as the Honda Civic or Toyota's new 2020 Corolla, still fit a ...

2018 Kia Forte5
EX FWD
William Maley Preview:

The Kia Forte5 is an affordable, well-equipped hatchback. After a comprehensive refresh last year that updated styling and mechanicals, Kia makes few changes to the 2018 model. With i...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Si FWD worse.
"Cleaner design, does not have ugly Honda chrome bar and the huge fake vents that only Honda designers seem to love."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Si FWD worse.
"It just looks so much better both exterior and interior wise."
2018 Kia Forte5
EX FWD
10
writes:
Similar to the Elantra GT Sport and sharing the same drive train, the Kia Forte5 SX does not have an independe...

Specs

2019 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD
2018 Kia Forte5
EX FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
32 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12.7 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
186 hp @ 6,000 RPM
164 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
186 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
11.5:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.94 in
3.19 in x 3.82 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 35.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 20.1 cu ft 23.2 cu ft
Exterior
Length 175.6 in 171.3 in
Width 70.7 in 70.1 in
Height 56.7 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 107.3 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2019 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD

Exterior Colors

  • DEEP CRYSTAL BLUE MICA
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic

Option Packages

  • Soul Red Metallic Paint Charge
2018 Kia Forte5
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Gravity Blue
  • Snow White Pearl

Option Packages

  • EX Premium Tech Package

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