Comparing average pricing near
Ashburn, VA
2021 Mazda 3
Select 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
2021 Kia Forte
EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
Edmunds Rating
Edmunds Rating
Overall Rating
7.6 / 10
Overall Rating
7.9 / 10

Pros & Cons

  • Premium interior design and materials
  • Sharp handling makes it fun to drive
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Game-changing acceleration with turbocharged engine
  • Mediocre legroom in the back seat
  • Less cargo capacity than other small cars
  • No manual transmission offered with sedan

Pros & Cons

  • Plenty of features for the money
  • Strong fuel economy estimates
  • Generous warranty
  • Easy-to-use tech interface
  • Stiff ride
  • Back seat lacks the room of some rivals
  • Non-GT trims not much fun to drive on winding roads
Consumer Rating
Consumer Rating
Overall consumer rating
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Warranty
Warranty
Basic
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Basic
5 yr./ 60000 mi.
Drivetrain
5 yr./ 60000 mi.
Drivetrain
10 yr./ 100000 mi.
Roadside Assistance
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Roadside Assistance
5 yr./ 60000 mi.
Features
Features
Bluetooth
standard
Bluetooth
standard
Navigation
optional
Navigation
standard
Satellite radio
Satellite radio
Keyless Ignition
standard
Keyless Ignition
standard
Cruise control
standard
Cruise control
standard
Adaptive cruise control
standard
Adaptive cruise control
Parking assistance
Parking assistance
Upholstery
leatherette
Upholstery
leatherette
Heated seats
Heated seats
standard
Cooled/Ventilated seats
Not available
Cooled/Ventilated seats
standard
Folding rear seats
standard
Folding rear seats
standard
Sunroof
Sunroof
Specifications
Specifications
Engine power
186 hp @ 6000 rpm
Engine power
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
Engine torque
186 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
Engine torque
132 ft-lbs. @ 4500 rpm
Engine displacement
2.5 l
Engine displacement
2.0 l
Engine configuration
inline 4
Engine configuration
inline 4
Drivetrain
front wheel drive
Drivetrain
front wheel drive
Transmission
6-speed shiftable automatic
Transmission
continuously variable-speed automatic
Tire size
215/45R18
Tire size
225/45R17
Wheel size
18 X 7.0-in
Wheel size
17 X 7.0-in
Wheel type
alloy wheels
Wheel type
alloy wheels
Run flat tires
Not available
Run flat tires
Not available
Fuel economy
Fuel economy
City/Hwy/Combined
26 / 35 / 30 mpg
City/Hwy/Combined
29 / 40 / 33 mpg
Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
Fuel Capacity
14.0 gal.
Range (city/hwy)
343 / 462 miles
Range (city/hwy)
406 / 560 miles
Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Dimensions
Dimensions
Curb weight
3100 lb.
Curb weight
2769 lb.
Ground Clearance
5.5 in.
Ground Clearance
5.3 in.
Width
70.7 in.
Width
70.9 in.
Height
56.9 in.
Height
56.5 in.
Length
183.5 in.
Length
182.7 in.
Wheelbase
107.3 in.
Wheelbase
106.3 in.
Seating Capacity
5
Seating Capacity
5
Cargo Space
13.2 cu. ft.
Cargo Space
15.3 cu. ft.
Front Head Room
38.0 in.
Front Head Room
38.8 in.
Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
Front Shoulder Room
55.7 in.
Front Shoulder Room
56.1 in.
Rear Head Room
37.2 in.
Rear Head Room
37.5 in.
Rear Leg Room
35.1 in.
Rear Leg Room
35.7 in.
Rear Shoulder Room
53.5 in.
Rear Shoulder Room
55.3 in.
5-Year Ownership Costs
5-Year Ownership Costs
True Cost to Own®
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Depreciation
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Financing
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Fuel
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Insurance
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Maintenance
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Repairs
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Tax Credit
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Colors
Colors
Interior
Interior
Exterior
Exterior

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