2021 MAZDA CX-30 vs 2021 Honda HR-V

There are many options available, if you’re thinking about hitting the streets of Metairie, Harvey, and New Orleans, LA, in a compact SUV. At Paretti Mazda, we want to help you narrow down your options. We’ll show you what makes the 2021 Mazda CX-30 and the 2021 Honda HR-V so unique.

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MAZDA CX-30 Performance

Find the Supreme Blend of Power You Need

When deciding on your next vehicle, it’s a good idea to take a look at the engine specs to understand the type of drive you can expect from it.

Under the hood of the 2021 Mazda CX-30, you’ll find a Skyactiv®-G 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, outputting 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque for smooth and dynamic acceleration.

You may notice a difference in the way the 2021 Honda HR-V performs, though, since its motor only provides 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque.

To take your commute to the next level, opt for the Skyactiv®-G turbo engine in the Mazda CX-30. It upgrades output to 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque for a quicker, more responsive drive.

Unfortunately, the HR-V only has one powertrain to offer you, so you don’t have the option of upgrading your daily ride.

Smooth Cornering and Refined Performance

No matter where the road takes you, these compact SUVs are prepared, with available all-wheel drive (AWD) systems. This feature powers all four wheels as needed to cruise over slick road conditions and through unpredictable weather.

However, if you’re looking to wander down dirt trails on a camping venture, you may prefer the Mazda CX-30. Its i-Activ AWD® system features Off-road Traction Assist to provide more stability off the paved path.

Unfortunately, the HR-V doesn’t have a selectable drive mode to lend a hand with light off-roading.

Additionally, the Mazda CX-30 is armed with Skyactiv-Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control Plus. This feature seamlessly balances vehicle weight and power output to gently usher you around twists and turns in the road.

This is a Mazda-exclusive feature, though, so you may not have as sleek of a ride behind the wheel of the HR-V.

Premium Entertainment During Your Commute

As you jet around the city enjoying a thrilling rush of power, you’ll stay entertained through the standard 8.8-inch Mazda Connect™ infotainment system in the 2021 Mazda CX-30. This feature is packed with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration that pairs your compatible device to your system for a curated listening experience.

The 2021 Honda HR-V is also available with smartphone integration, so you can cue up your favorite playlist or a new true-crime podcast. You may have a harder time navigating the infotainment system when on the open road, though, since the standard 5-inch display is much smaller.

The baseline display also doesn’t offer smartphone integration, though it can be added on, if you choose a higher trim level. With this integration comes a larger 7-inch screen, although it still doesn’t measure up to the expansive display equipped on every Mazda CX-30 trim level.

Surrounded With Sound

The Mazda CX-30 pairs its baseline entertainment display to an 8-speaker sound system with Mazda Harmonic Acoustics, so you can enjoy your favorite tunes with absolute clarity. For a more robust listening experience, upgrade to the Bose® premium audio system with Centerpoint® 2 and AudioPilot® that places 12 speakers around the cabin of your compact SUV.

Additionally, the HR-V only comes standard with four speakers—half of what the base model of the competition offers. It also maxes out at six speakers, so you’ll probably notice a difference in sound quality.

MAZDA CX-30 Safety

Stay Protected on the Ever-Changing Road

Sit back, relax, and enjoy your favorite song as you roam with extra peace of mind knowing the 2021 Mazda CX-30 is helping keep you out of harm’s way, with the following standard safety systems:

  • Smart Brake Support: This feature detects vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists ahead of you, warning when you’re too close. If needed, it applies the brakes to help avoid a frontal collision.
  • Lane Departure Warning System: This system alerts you to unintentional veering to help you stay firmly on track.
  • Lane-keep Assist: When needed, this feature provides steering corrections to help you stay in your lane.
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go: This feature maintains a set speed and following distance between your SUV and the car ahead, slowing and accelerating as traffic calls for it. If needed, it can even bring you to a complete stop.
  • High Beam Control: This feature uses high beams at night for an enhanced view of the road ahead. If another vehicle is approaching, it intelligently toggles those beams downward, so no one’s view is obstructed.
  • The 2021 Honda HR-V offers comparable technology to create a more secure ride as well. If you want access to these features, though, you’ll have to upgrade to a higher trim level, since they don’t come standard as they do in the Mazda CX-30.

    An Alerted Ride

    Of course, you can never be too protected, so these SUVs can be armed with Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. When traversing the open road, it alerts you to vehicles traveling in your side blind zones, letting you know when it’s safe to make a lane change. These systems also comes to your aid when reversing out of parking spaces or down a driveway by alerting you to approaching cars, so you can pull out safely and be on your way.

    Even with these added safety measures, you may feel more secure in the Mazda CX-30 thanks to the addition of an Active Driving Display with Traffic Sign Recognition. This available system projects essential driving information onto your windshield, such as detected speed limit and stop signs.

    Without this system in the HR-V, you’ll need to take your eyes off the road to view safety system warnings and your current driving speed. Additionally, there’s no comparable feature to scan the road for yield and do not enter signs, so you may miss out on important driving information in this SUV.

    2021 MAZDA CX-30 vs 2021 Honda HR-V: Which Compact SUV Is Right for You?

    There are a couple of similarities between these compact SUVs. However, we think you may prefer the 2021 Mazda CX-30 over the 2021 Honda HR-V.

    If you want to see this new Mazda for yourself, stop by Paretti Mazda today. We look forward to meeting with our Metairie, Harvey, and New Orleans, Louisiana, friends soon!

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