Mazda MAZDA3 vs Kia Rio5 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
MSRP
$20,650
Invoice
$19,751
Average Price Paid
$20,489
20 listings nationwide

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2021 Kia Rio5
S Hatchback FWD
MSRP
$16,990
Invoice
$16,489
Average Price Paid
$16,990
76 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
Fair Price
$20,758
Good Price
$20,106
Great Price
$19,733
2021 Kia Rio5
S Hatchback FWD
Fair Price
$17,377
Good Price
$16,699
Great Price
$16,311

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,255
5 listings nationwide

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2021 Kia Rio5
S Hatchback FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$18,341
7 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

Mazdas are fun. All of them. Even the SUVs. But until recently, they weren’t particularly fast. The joy in driving a Mazda derived from the expertly tuned ride and handling qualities t...

2021 Kia Rio5
S Hatchback FWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

Hatchbacks are a dying breed in the United States, as evidenced by the fact that there are just a few new-car options available today. Kia isn’t one to be dissuaded by the evidence, ho...

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  • Look and Feel 10
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 5
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
gregory writes:
Power Ranked 2006 Ford Mustang GT Premium RWD better.
"More horses under the hood"
Handling Ranked 2006 Ford Mustang GT Premium RWD better.
"Its a mustang it just handles better"
2021 Kia Rio5
S Hatchback FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
2021 Kia Rio5
S Hatchback FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
28 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
41 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 11.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
120 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque
--
112 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
11.2:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
1,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.28 in x 3.59 in
2.98 in x 3.5 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
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
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 42.1 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 33.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.2 cu ft 17.4 cu ft
Exterior
Length 183.5 in 160 in
Width 70.7 in 67.9 in
Height 56.9 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 107.3 in 101.6 in

Available Options

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Jet Black Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
2021 Kia Rio5
S Hatchback FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Clear White
  • Currant Red
  • Silky Silver
  • Sporty Blue
  • Steel Gray

Option Packages

  • Technology Package

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