Car shoppers considering a small crossover have a litany of options to choose from. This segment is cluttered with various models that each bring their own flavor to the class. Looking at the 2019 Mazda CX-3 vs the 2020 Hyundai Venue compares two of these small crossovers.
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 and 2020 Hyundai Venue each come powered by a four-cylinder engine. The SKYACTIV-G® 2.0-liter engine powering the 2019 Mazda CX-3 produces 148 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. The four-cylinder engine powering the Venus produces 121 horsepower and 113 pound-feet of torque. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 is offered with either front-wheel drive or the i-ACTIV® AWD system. The 2020 Venus is only available with front-wheel drive.
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 is available in Sport, Touring and Grand Touring models. The 2020 Hyundai Venue is only offered in two trim levels.
The three 2019 Mazda CX-3 models offer a variety of features and technology systems. The 2019 model year sees the addition of multiple new standard features. The exterior grille of the 2020 CX-3 has been redesigned. Inside, the crossover now offers a standard electronic parking brake with auto-hold feature, a redesigned center console, a new rear center armrest and fully redesigned seats.
A variety of safety and driver assistance features are offered on the 2019 CX-3. Driver assistance features available on the crossover include Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Smart Brake Support, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go Function, Lane Departure Warning and High Beam Control.