Mazda CX-3 vs Honda HR-V

2019 Mazda CX-3

When it comes to subcompact SUVs, the Mazda CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V discussion has drivers in the Willow Grove, Willow Manor, and Glenside areas reeling.

To help people understand the unique offerings of each vehicle and navigate the debate, we at Mazda of Abington put together this comparison guide. For those who are searching for their next go-to subcompact crossover SUV, keep reading.

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Comparable Fuel Efficiency & Power

Mazda CX-3 TechnologyYou can’t go wrong with either the 2019 Mazda CX-3 or 2019 HR-V if you want an efficient vehicle.

Under the hood of the Mazda CX-3, you’ll find a 2.0L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder engine, while the Honda HR-V has a 1.8L inline 4-cylinder. There isn’t a huge difference between their fuel economies, but the Mazda CX-3 has the advantage with an EPA-estimated 29 city/34 highway MPG.* The HR-V, meanwhile, gets an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG.

Speaking of engine output, however, the Mazda CX-3 generates up to 148 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. The Honda HR-V weighs in slightly lower, with its engine producing up to 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque.

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Interior Comforts & Tech

Take a seat in the 2019 Mazda CX-3 or 2019 Honda HR-V for some truly convenience-oriented features.

Both crossovers seat up to five people and have standard air conditioning, push-button start, and electronic parking brake with automatic brake hold. The Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V are also cloth-trimmed with manual adjustable driver’s seats. In the allergy season, you’ll appreciate the pollen filter in the Mazda CX-3 as well.

Look to the center of the dashboard in the Mazda CX-3 to find a 7-inch full-color multimedia touchscreen. This is not only larger than the HR-V’s 5-inch screen, but it also features a touch capacity that isn’t available on the base level Honda trim.

Plus, audiophiles will be pleased that the standard sound system in the Mazda has six speakers while the Honda has a 4-speaker audio system.

Exterior Design Competition

2019 Mazda CX-3

Each of these vehicles is quite distinct. Therefore, deciding which one to take home is likely to rely more on their appearances than if you were looking at two similarly shaped ones.

The Mazda CX-3 is rather rounded and presents lines that taper around the hood and roofline fluidly. Depending on your preferences, the Honda HR-V’s angular body style might suit you better.

As far as exterior features go, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 sits on aluminum alloy wheels while the HR-V has standard painted alloy wheels. They both have halogen headlights, daytime running lights, and variable-intermittent windshield wipers. However, unlike the 2019 HR-V, you’ll notice integrated sideview mirror turn signals on the Mazda CX-3.

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Our Mazda CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V guide showcases both vehicles as well-built, fuel-efficient, fun to drive, and stocked with a number of tech conveniences.

Although they’re a close match, the auto professionals at Mazda of Abington think that you’ll enjoy getting behind the wheel of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 near Willow Grove, Willow Manor, and Glenside.

Once you’re ready for the next step, we welcome you to contact our showroom to schedule a test drive today!


*Up to an EPA-estimated 29 city/34 highway MPG for 2019 Mazda CX-3 FWD models. AWD models, 27 city/32 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.

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