2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Kia Optima

2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Kia Optima

Two vehicles that have often met as competitors in the market are the Mazda3 and the Kia Optima. Time and time again they have been pitted against one another in order to find out which is the better deal, and time and time again the Kia Optima has been defeated. But, maybe 2019 will be the Kia Optima’s year? That’s what we’re here to find out today by pitting the 2019 Mazda3 against the 2019 Kia Optima.

We’ll be looking at their features and their base ratings to see just how these two models do fresh out of the gate in order to determine the best vehicle for your money. Continue reading below to see how these old rivals do when pitted head-to-head!

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2019 Mazda3 Vs 2019 Kia Optima
Available on Base Trim Adaptive Cruise Control Available on Higher Trims
186 Horsepower Base Horsepower 185 Horsepower
8.8 Inches Starting Touchscreen Display 7.0 Inches
8 Starting Number of Speakers 6

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Sadly, it looks like this year is not the year that the Kia Optima will pull ahead! While it offers nearly the same horsepower as its competitor, the 2019 Kia Optima doesn’t quite make it in all other categories. It has a smaller display than the 2019 Mazda3, fewer starting speakers, and it doesn’t offer the same great convenience features at the start that the new Mazda3 does.

The new 2019 Mazda3 further sweetens the deal by offering a variety of amazing features for you to enjoy. This includes available Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio streaming, letting you experience more while on the road. All and all, the Mazda3 is the clear winner here in terms of what is offered.

To learn more about the 2019 Mazda3 or what other great Mazda vehicles we can offer you, contact our agents at Marketplace Mazda today! They’re equipped to handle any questions that you might have about our inventory.


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