2020 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback

2020 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback

To best of our knowledge, the refreshed 2020 Kia Sportage is the first 2020 compact SUV model to have both debuted and released in the USA so far in 2019. That is both a positive and a negative for the Sportage model. This gets the 2020 Kia Sportage a head start in the market but also leaves it solitary. With no other 2020 model year SUVs to compare the 2020 Kia Sportage against, what ensures drivers that it’s the best selection?

We wanted another new model to compare against the 2020 Kia Sportage, but few new models have yet to premiere in 2019. However, while not a 2020 model, the all-new and redesigned 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback released back in March. With an improved cargo space over the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan and a price similar to the 2020 Kia Sportage, we’ve chosen the 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback as our competitor for today. It’s the 2020 Kia Sportage vs the 2019 Mazd3 Hatchback!

2020 Kia Sportage


2019 Mazda3 Hatchback

2.4L Inline 4 Baseline Engine 2.5L Inline 4
6-Speed Shiftable Automatic Standard Transmission 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic
129.3 ft3 EPA Interior Volume 112.8 ft3
60.1 ft3 Maximum Cargo Capacity 20.1 ft3
$23,990 Starting MSRP $23,600

2020 Kia Sportage Kenosha, WI

The main advantage the 2020 Kia Sportage has over the 2019 Mazda3 hatchback is its space, with more cabin space for passengers and nearly triple the amount of cargo space. Elsewhere, the baseline trim level 2020 Kia Sportage more or less matches up evenly to the baseline trim level of the 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback. However, the 2020 Kia Sportage does offer an upgraded engine that boosts horsepower from 181 to 240 and torque from 175 lb-ft to 260 lb-ft.

Furthermore, the 2020 Kia Sportage compact SUV offers the following additional features:

  • Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Drive Mode Select
  • Rearview Camera Display
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™
  • LED Exterior and Interior Lighting
  • Harman/Kardon® Premium Surround Sound
  • Smart Power Liftgate™
  • Roof Rails
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Wireless Smartphone Charger
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • And More!

Test drive a 2020 Kia Sportage model here at the Palmen Kia dealership. If the model meets your expectations, we can discuss financing options to help you drive off the lot with your new 2020 Kia Sportage as soon as possible. If you’re looking for a different build, please browse our online inventory and contact us for more information. The Palmen Kia staff can be reached online, by phone, or with a visit to our dealership located in Kenosha, Wisconsin.