Mazda Mazda 3 vs Kia Cerato Comparison

    Mazda Mazda 3

    Kia Cerato

    2024 Mazda
    Mazda 3
    vs
    2024 Kia
    Cerato
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    How they stack...

    CarExpert Score
    CarExpert has rated other vehicles in the small category, between scores of 7.4 and 8.6.
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    7.8
    7.5
    0.0
    Based on the Mazda Mazda 3 G20 TOURING VISION
    Based on the Kia Cerato S SAFETY PACK
    Best suitable for...
    City drivingCity driving
    Fuel Efficiency
    51L
    296 to 337 km
    50L
    340 to 370 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    7 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $30,320 - $42,320
    $26,590 - $36,390
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    CarExpert's Take

    William Stopford
    News Editor
    William Stopford drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Elegant exterior
    • Upscale interior
    • Sporty handling
    Misses
    • Ride could be smoother
    • Cabin could be quieter, roomier
    • Powertrain merely average
    Mike Costello
    Senior Contributor
    Mike Costello drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Seven-year warranty
    • Ample metal for the money
    • Unexpectedly agile handling adds some interest
    Misses
    • Tyre roar evident on highways
    • Four-star ANCAP rating unless fitted with option pack
    • Smaller touchscreen than other grades

    Standard Features

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    Wireless phone charger
    Powered tailgate
    Rear air vents
    Adaptive cruise control
    Climate control
    Reversing sensors
    Reversing camera
    Autonomous emergency braking

    Optional Features

    • Metallic Paint Premium (+$595)
    • Premium Paint (+$520)

    Colours Available

    The Mazda 3 is available in the following finishes:

    • Platinum Quartz Metallic
    • Sonic Silver Metallic
    • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
    • Jet Black Mica
    • Snowflake White Pearl Mica

    The following finishes cost an additional $495:

    • Polymetal Grey Metallic
    • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
    • Machine Grey Metallic

    The Cerato range is available in nine finishes:

    • Clear White
    • Snow White Pearl*
    • Mineral Blue*
    • Silky Silver*
    • Horizon Blue*
    • Steel Grey*
    • Runway Red*
    • Platinum Graphite*
    • Aurora Black*

    *Premium paint adds $520

    Specs

    Type
    ELECT DIRECT INJ, DIRECT FUEL INJMULTI POINT F/INJ, TUR GASOLINE DIR INJ
    Size (cc)
    1998 - 24881591 - 1999
    Size (L)
    2.5L, 2.0L2.0L, 1.6L
    Induction
    INLINE 4INLINE 4, TURBO 4
    Camshaft
    VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAMVARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM, DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    1616
    Power
    114kW - 139kW112kW - 150kW
    Power RPM
    60006000 - 6200
    Torque
    200Nm - 252Nm192Nm - 265Nm
    Torque RPM
    40001500 - 4000
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    1310 - 10.3

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