In an intensively competitive sub-compact crossover industry, the Mazda CX-3 is one of the few vehicles that manage to stand out thanks to its high-quality build and capable power output. The Mazda CX-3 is one of the most promising offerings from Mazda and has built a solid reputation in the segment. But in a competitive segment, competition is not far away, and the Hyundai Venue is one of the potent competitors. In this article, we are going to look at what makes the Mazda CX-3 a better option than the Hyundai Venue.
For the 2021 model year, the Mazda CX-3 is a carryover of the previous model year version without any noticeable changes. The 2021 CX-3 is available in two configurations, namely Sport and Sport AWD. In terms of pricing, it varies from $21,965 MSRP for the Sport configuration and $23,140 MSRP for the Sport AWD configuration. Planning to opt for the 2021 Mazda CX-3? Contact us today to schedule a test drive.
2021 Mazda CX-3
2021 Hyundai Venue
|2.0-liter Inline-Four Cylinder
||1.6-liter Inline-Four Cylinder|
|148 hp / 146 ft-lbs.
||121 hp / 113 ft-lbs.|
||Continuously Variable-speed Automatic|
|17.8 cu. ft.
||18.7 cu. ft.|
|29 / 34 / 21||MPG (City/Highway/Combined)||30 / 33/ 31|
It is very clear from the table above that the Mazda CX-3 is a lot more powerful than the Hyundai Venue. Sub-compact crossover SUVs are generally subtle in their power offerings. However, a punchy engine makes all the difference. This is what the 2021 CX-3 benefits from. Coming to the transmission, the CX-3’s six-speed automatic is lively and offers an involved driving experience compared to the lethargic continuously variable-speed automatic transmission (CVT) that the 2021 Hyundai Venue is equipped with. The Venue sure does outperform the CX-3 in the fuel efficiency department. But the CX-3 makes up for it with a peppy driving experience.
Talking about features, the CX-3 offers a wide array of them, such as cloth-upholstered seats, manually adjustable front seats, a seven-inch touchscreen display, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, voice recognition, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, Aha™ internet radio integration, Pandora® internet radio integration, Stitcher™ internet radio integration, auxiliary audio input jack, infotainment system voice command, and a 12-volt power outlet, to name some of them.
The 2021 CX-3 also offers an impressive list of safety features like Hill Launch Assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Traction Control System (TCS), Rearview Camera, Lane Departure Warning, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and Smart Brake Support with collision warning.
With all these features on offer at an affordable price, the 2021 Mazda CX-3 is a better option compared to the 2021 Hyundai Venue.