A head to head comparison of a 2017 Kia Sportage to a 2017 Mazda CX-3 in Ergonomics near Buford, GA.
Compared To Mazda CX-3 2017
Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the Sportage to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The CX-3 doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.
The Sportage has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. The CX-3 only offers an automatic headlight on/off feature as an extra cost option.
Optional air conditioned seats in the Sportage (except LX) keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in Summer. The CX-3 doesn’t offer air conditioned seats.
On extremely cold Winter days, the Sportage’s optional (except LX) heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The CX-3 doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.
The Sportage has a standard center folding armrest for the rear passengers. A center armrest helps make rear passengers more comfortable. The CX-3 doesn’t offer a rear seat center armrest.
The Sportage’s optional dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The CX-3 doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.
Both the Sportage and the CX-3 offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the Sportage has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The CX-3 doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.