2018 Mazda CX-3 61918 copy


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Honda HR-V

MAZDA CX-3 vs Honda HR-V

If you’re looking to add some cargo space to your adventures around Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton while still retaining an agile frame, there’s no better choice than a compact crossover. But while there are quite a few out there, most drivers face the Mazda CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V decision.

At Mazda of Gastonia, our experts are going to delve in and take a look at both vehicles closely to provide you with the details you need to decide. This Mazda CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V comparison will show you which vehicle seems best for your needs, style, and travels.

MAZDA CX-3 vs Honda HR-V: Power & Performance

There are quite a few differences between these two compact crossovers and their respective performances. The Mazda CX-3 comes with the Skyactiv®-G 2.0L 4-cylinder engine under the hood that’s capable of generating 148 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque.

The Honda HR-V includes a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine. However, it maxes out its performance at 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque—showing that the Mazda CX-3 delivers more power on the road.

Mazda CX-3 Engine Specs


Media & Technology Features

The Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V each offer an assortment of sophisticated features and technology within their cabins. The Mazda CX-3 includes the 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System in the center of the dashboard. The HR-V features a 5-inch color LCD screen.

In terms of media, each vehicle offers AM/FM radio, USB and auxiliary connections, and Bluetooth® connectivity. The Mazda CX-3 also includes HD Radio™, Pandora® integration, and Mazda Connected Services. The Mazda CX-3 touchscreen also features SMS text message audio delivery and reply, so you can stay connected from the road!

Mazda CX-3 Interior


Driver-Assistance Technology

The Mazda CX-3 comes standard with an assortment of driver-assisting technology features that can help you reduce the severity of an impact or to assist you in avoiding a collision altogether. They use exterior-mounted radar sensors that will actually measure the speed of the vehicle along with its distance from the vehicle ahead. Using these metrics, the system will determine if a collision is imminent.

The Mazda CX-3 includes several systems designed to protect and provide assistance. There’s the Advanced Smart City Brake Support with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go.

The Honda HR-V does offer similar driver-assisting systems with Honda Sensing®. However, these features don’t come standard and require a few trim level upgrades to include them with the vehicle.

Read more of our Mazda CX-3 Reviews.

Mazda CX-3 Driver-Assistance


Deciding on the MAZDA CX-3 vs Honda HR-V

Now that you’ve read this Mazda CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V comparison, you’re well aware of what these compact crossovers offer in terms of power, entertainment, and assistance. However, you also read about the Mazda CX-3 and its numerous advantages over the Honda HR-V. Why not learn more about the Mazda CX-3, so you can be sure that it’s right for you?

When you’re ready, you can schedule your test drive with us at Mazda of Gastonia. That way, you’ll get a sense of how the Mazda CX-3 will perform around the streets of Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton!

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