Which Is Better, Hyundai Kona 2WD Vs Mazda CX-3 2WD (Both 2021 Models)

Hi OZ Bargainer's

Just need your kind input on these 2 cars Hyundai Kona 2WD vs Mazda CX-3 2WD

Just your experience of owning either of these previous models

Thank you

Matt

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    Hyundai Kona
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    Mazda CX-3

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    C) Kia Seltos

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      Don't know why you were negged with no explanation so have cancelled one with my vote.

      I drove a Kona and CX-3 twice each (as well as a few others) but was sold as soon as I sat in a Seltos.
      Felt much roomier (especially over the CX-3) and the 2WD with CVT is so smooth to drive.
      I also drove a CX-5 twice, but the Seltos just felt better.

      My Seltos Sports+ is now 10 months old and I am still really happy with it.

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        And you have been negged again by someone who won't explain why……

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          God bless Ozbargain's democracy.

          Appreciate it though.

          Can't help people that don't want the truth i guess.

    • +1 vote

      I'll agree with this, though harder to get stock off and more expensive. I'd also rate it a half class size bigger than those 2 as it feels more spacious than a cx-3 or kona when you are in one

      Wife needed a new car recently and the Seltos was what she ended up with. Got the GT-Line version, so massively over paid, but she preferred it over most of the other competition that we/she drove. And its got enough go for me not to get annoyed driving it.

      likely neg'd as it wasnt an option (shrug)

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    D) none of above.

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    E) both of the above

    • -1 vote

      F) Kia Cerato

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    Why no poll?

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      Not an expert user but I tried to add in one and I messed it up :(

      • Fixed.

        If you want to add any further options just add them below the 2 existing ones, a new line for each option (or ask us).

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          Thank you so much for the help Mod, really appreciated it.

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    I've been driving a Kona hire car for the last two weeks. Being a rental from Europcar it would be the most basic model in the range so I'm not sure whether I would be the right person to comment on the model you are after but I've noticed one thing in this model: Plastic. Wherever you look, touch or rest your arms on they've gone all the way to plastic town.

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      Yup, this is an issue with Hyundai's whole range. If you go the "Active" (read: lowest) variant, then it's just plastic.

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    id get a subaru XV in that pricepoint

    much better car overall and AWD

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    Ozbargain Says: Toyota

    … :)

  • -2 votes

    Why on earth would you buy a front wheel drive car when all wheel drive is an option? If you don't care about the drive type, get yourself a hatch and save on the fuel. A Golf, an i30, Mazda 3, whatever floats your boat.

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      What if a (slightly) taller car floats their boat?

      Unless you drive gravel or snowy roads regularly or you live somewhere it rains every second day AWD is not necessary. You’ll save fuel and $ going 2wd.

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        It literally has rained in Melbourne every second day for the last 2 months.

        And what you save in fuel you'll more than pay for in front tyres on a front wheel drive.

        More importantly the handling of a front wheel drive car, especially a large one that has a higher Cg, is bad on and over the limit. 99.999% of the time most people will be well under the limit, but in that 0.001% of the time it's not going to end well.

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          Kona or CX3 aren’t large, nor particularly tall. Stability control and traction control negate a lot of the ‘bad on and over the limit’ problems.

          I’m not familiar with how effective the AWD systems are, but more than a few in this category are next to useless in a driving dynamics situation and merely ‘help a bit’ when traction is particularly poor.

          Having driven a large AWD I found that the AWD light barely ever indicated but the traction control light often came on even when trying to push the limits in the wet.

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            @Euphemistic: Stability and traction control cannot overcome physics.

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              @Burnertoasty: No, but in my experience they tend to kick in well before the AWD engages limiting the need for it.

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                @Euphemistic: That depends entirely on the AWD system. If you're driving a shitty Haldex, sure, but that's barley better than a front wheel drive. If you've got a proper AWD system, it's significantly safer (I've got no idea what Hyundai and Mazda implement, but it's probably Haldex if they have fwd versions).

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                  @Burnertoasty: Absolutely. Real full time AwD is a different beast. What they put in budget SUVs is there for marketing purposes, not practical safety.

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    Haval H6.

  • +1 vote

    Both have a reputation as good as each other for resale etc.

    Drive both, choose your favourite. Pick that by whatever criteria you set, not whatever random ‘experts’ on a forum say.

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    Picked up a Mazda CX-30, few months ago. Definitely worth the extra over the CX-3. Much more comfortable and refined