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2019 Mazda CX-3 vs 2019 Honda HR-V

Red 2019 Mazda CX-3, VS Icon, and Blue 2019 Honda HR-V

Consumers have many options for the increasingly popular subcompact crossover SUV segment, but a model that stands out from the pack is the 2019 Mazda CX-3, with its athletic styling, excellent driving dynamics, upscale interior, and a multitude of state-of-the-art technologies. Take a look at this 2019 Mazda CX-3 vs 2019 Honda HR-V comparison to see how the new Mazda CX-3 favorably stacks up against the subcompact crossover SUV competition.

The Mazda CX-3 has the advantage for performance. It comes equipped with the cutting-edge SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. It was re-engineered for the 2019 model-year, with an output of 148 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque, resulting in quicker acceleration. In comparison, the 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine in the Honda HR-V only manages 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. Both crossovers get good fuel economy, with estimated efficiency ratings of 29 city/34 hwy mpg for the Mazda CX-3 and 28 city/34 hwy mpg for the HR-V.

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2019 Mazda CX-3 VS 2019 Honda HR-V
148-hp Horsepower 141-hp
148 lb-ft Torque 127 lb-ft
29 city/34 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 28 city/34 hwy mpg
Standard Smart City Brake Support No

What are the differences between the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V?

Another advantage of the Mazda CX-3 is for safety, especially with its plethora of advanced driver assistance technologies. This includes the standard Smart City Brake Support, which automatically applies the brakes when a potential collision is detected at low speeds. Additional driver assistance technologies include Traffic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, High Beam Control, Lane Departure Warning, and Mazda Radar Cruise Control.

While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it's difficult not to be moved by the striking design of the Mazda CX-3. The crossover utilizes what Mazda refers to as "Kodo: Soul of Motion," with an emphasis on elegance and dynamism. Exterior design features include LED headlights, taillights, and daytime running lights, chrome accents, a bold front grille, a multifaceted spoke design for the wheels, and piano black accents. Inside the Mazda CX-3, you can enjoy the premium look of the high-gloss pleated piping on the surface of the seats.


Front View of Red 2019 Mazda CX-3
Dashboard and Front Grey Seats of 2019 Mazda CX-3
Rear View of Red 2019 Mazda CX-3
Front and Rear Grey Seats of 2019 Mazda CX-3