Compare the 2016 Mazda CX-3 vs HR-V

March 3rd, 2016 by

NY 2016 CX-3 vs HR-V | New York Mazda Dealer

Looking for a new a new Crossover vehicle but not sure which model to choose from? The new 2016 Mazda CX-3 brings a spunk in the style department, but the Honda HR-V being a platform of its subcompact Fit model, offers a more solid and almost CR-V type of vibe.

What is the true difference between the two models?

2016 CX-3

Both models are new to the SUV groupings and both brands have their own support that keeps customers wanting more of them. Starting with the engines though we already have a difference. Both models use a 4-cylinder engine drivetrain, however the 2016 Mazda CX-3 has a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine developing 146 horsepower compared to the 2016 Honda HR-V with its 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engine getting 140 horsepower. So if power is what you want then the Mazda is a better pick with an additional 6 hp.

Gas mileage for both is pretty comparable considering the size and category of the models. The Mazda gets an EPA estimated 29/35 mpg while Honda gets 26/33 mpg. In both models you will receive a better gas mileage in the front-wheel drive versions versus the all-wheel drive.

If safety is important to you, then where equipment is concerned, our Mazda CX-3 beats out the HR-V offering rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning system, and forward collision warning with the automatic braking. The HR-V offers only a lane departure warning system. In addition, you can add other safety features to your Mazda CX-3 such as automatic high beam control, automatic wipers, adaptive cruise control, and paddle shifters to control the automatic transmission.

Interested in interior differences? The Mazda CX-3 offers a modern, sporty yet elegant feel in its interior. You receive soft wrapped elements that give a premium feel and have a simple center stack. All the models receive a standard 7-inch infotainment color touchscreen display, back up camera, Bluetooth audio streaming and phone connectivity to stay connected while driving. On the flip side, the Honda HR-V offers space for your cargo with the Magic Seat feature that allows you to fold and flip the second row seating to adjust for additional cargo. Standard features will include power windows and locks, a rearview camera, steering wheel audio controls, and Bluetooth with audio features however, a touchscreen interface is optional along with paddle shifters, satellite radio, navigation, leather seating, a sunroof and other upgrades.

All in all, our 2016 Mazda CX-3 takes the road in this comparison. With style that ranges more in the sporty direction, premium style features inside, quality standard safety features and a faster engine, you can’t go wrong with this crossover. Stop by our Mazda dealershowroom and see how you can drive home in one of our new 2016 Mazda CX-3 models today.


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