Mazda CX-3 vs Honda HR-V

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When you want to arrive to your destination in comfort and style in Metairie, Harvey, or New Orleans, which subcompact crossover SUV is up for the task? Our team at Paretti Mazda is putting two popular options side-by-side in this 2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V comparison. Read on to find out which one you should take for a test drive!

Technology and Audio

One of the great things about newer cars is that they offer the convenience of unlocking your door, getting in, and driving away without ever needing to touch your key. While the Honda HR-V offers keyless entry and push-button start as an upgrade option, this convenience comes standard in the 2019 Mazda CX-3.

Heads-up display systems are also becoming more popular. With this technology, essential information is projected in your line of sight, so you don’t need to take your eyes off the road. Mazda calls this system an Active Driving Display and offers it as an upgrade option in the Mazda CX-3. Honda doesn’t yet offer a comparable system in the HR-V.

The Mazda CX-3 also offers better entertainment options for your drive. First, it created the cabin to block out excess road noise—without being eerily quiet. Then, it added a 6-speaker audio system standard at the CX-3 Sport trim level. The HR-V, on the other hand, only offers four speakers in its base model.

When you upgrade to a fully-equipped model, the Mazda CX-3 includes a Bose® 7-speaker system. This continues to outshine the HR-V, which only offers up to six speakers. Plus, the Mazda CX-3 comes standard with connectivity options you won’t find in the Honda HR-V, such as:

·        Aha™ internet radio integration

·        Pandora® internet radio

·        Stitcher™ internet radio

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Performance Specs

Both subcompact crossovers come with a 4-cylinder engine. But which one performs better? The HR-V offers 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. Again, the Mazda CX-3 edges out its competition, with 148 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque from its SKYACTIV®-G engine.

While it’s a close call, the HR-V also falls slightly behind when it comes to fuel economy. It achieves an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG. The Mazda CX-3 can take you just a hair farther with an EPA-estimated 29 city/34 highway MPG*.

When it comes to handling, both models offer the option of all-wheel drive at every trim level, giving you more confidence on wet or muddy roads. However, the Mazda CX-3 can better navigate sharp turns and tight city streets, with a turning diameter of 34.8 feet. That’s compared to a 37.4-foot turning diameter in the Honda HR-V.

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Mazda CX-3 vs Honda HR-V: Which Will You Choose?

From high-tech amenities to efficient performance, the Mazda CX-3 has everything you could want in a new compact SUV. However, you don’t need to take our word for it. If you’re in Metairie, Harvey, or New Orleans, visit Paretti Mazda to take this modern and stylish vehicle for a test drive. Contact us to learn more!


* 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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