The Mazda CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V | Valparaiso, IN


See How the Mazda CX-3 Stacks Up against the Honda HR-V in Valparaiso, IN! 

When it comes to providing affordable luxury mixed with style and performance, no one does it better than Mazda. That same style extends throughout their lineup, from flashy sedans to capable SUVs including the small crossover option in our inventory, the Mazda CX-3. There are many options in its class but no other model can really manage to mesh all the positives of owning a Mazda CX-3.

At our Mazda dealership, we're happy to take you through our new Mazda inventory and show you how the Mazda compares to popular options like the Honda HR-V. The Honda SUV offers similar performance options but can't stand against the amenities you'll find available with the Mazda SUV. Check out a side-by-side comparison of the two below!

Mazda CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V

  • Engine Options: Both models are equipped with one engine choice: a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G for the CX-3 and a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine for the Honda HR-V.
  • Power Output: The Honda lags behind the Mazda in this regard, only outputting 141 horsepower to the CX-3's 148 and 127 pounds per feet of torque to 146 pounds per feet of torque. If you're looking for a more powerful SUV, the Mazda CX-3 is the right choice to make.
  • Fuel Economy: Honda has been known for its efficiency and offers an impressive distance either on the highway or while driving in the city. The Mazda CX-3 doesn't concede this to the Honda model, however, by offering the same mileage while driving in the city and edging out the Honda when it comes to traveling on the highway.
  • Size: Both models are considered part of the small SUV segment but this is another area where the Mazda CX-3 has the slight edge over the Honda HR-V. The Mazda model isn't as wide or long as the Honda option, so when you try to squeeze into those tight parking spots, you'll have an easier time of doing with the CX-3.
  • Cargo Capacity: Each of these SUVs has plenty of cargo space to handle your shopping trips and weekend outings with the family. The back seats in both models provide convenient 60/40 folding second-row seats to ensure that everything can nestle inside perfectly.
  • Infotainment System: The Honda matches the Mazda when it comes to screen size with both offering a seven-inch touchscreen to access your music. The kicker? You need to upgrade to the Sport trim from the HR-V lineup to be able to utilize it as the standard system is a five-inch non-touchscreen. The Bose® sound system that is offered with the Mazda lineup includes one more speaker than the optional audio system in the Honda HR-V which allows you to better immerse yourself in your favorite music.
  • Luxuries: Mazda has been in the business of offering models with plenty of luxuries for a long time now and it's not the only one at an affordable price as the Honda HR-V has a variety of similar features to offer. The difference between the two models is that the Mazda CX-3 offers them at a more affordable range and they start at the base model in the lineup. To unlock features like an automatic climate control system, push-button start or heated side mirrors in the HR-V, you need to upgrade to higher trims that will cost more than the Mazda option that offers the same features.
  • Safety Features: The Mazda CX-3 offers a base package of active safety features which help keep an extra pair of eyes on the road and may even help to prevent accidents from occurring. With features like Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Smart City Brake Support and Hill Launch Assist, the Mazda CX-3 starts off strong. The Honda HR-V only gives you similar features if you upgrade to the third trim in the lineup, the EX.


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Want to check out the excellent capabilities of the Mazda CX-3? Get behind the wheel of a new model at Kennedy Mazda and explore all that they offer today! We look forward to demonstrating why a Mazda SUV is the right vehicle for your needs!