2019 Mazda CX-3 vs 2019 Honda HR-V
2019 Mazda CX-3 2019 Honda HR-V
  148 141
City MPG *
  29 28
  2.0L 1.8L

2019 Mazda CX-3 vs 2019 Honda HR-V

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

The 2019 Mazda CX-3, as well as the 2019 Honda HR-V, are simply great vehicles if you are thinking about owning an SUV that is fast, reliable and efficient. Over the years, these two Japanese SUVs have been upgraded and improved with leading technology, so it can be said that they are both SUVs that have been accepted by America. For drivers that truly admire Japanese SUVs, some prefer the 2019 Mazda CX-3 for its traditional extra engine performance, and others would rather drive the 2019 Honda HR-V due to its tradition. If you quickly go through our comparative analysis of key performance indicators, we are confident that between these two brand new Japanese SUVs, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is the best SUV for you because of its superiority in driving and overall driving experience. Let the analysis begin!

Engine Performance

2019 Mazda CX-3 and the 2019 Honda HR-V both feature inline 4-cylinder engines, but the Mazda CX-3 was designed with a larger 2.0 L displacement motor with the intent of having more kick without putting a strain on the motor. The Honda HR-V currently features a smaller 1.8 L displacement motor. The Mazda CX-3 almost unsurprisingly features fantastic torque with considerably low RPMs compared to the Honda HR-V, which means that the Mazda CX-3 will have a longer lasting motor under standard driving conditions. The Mazda CX-3 features the highest torque measured at 146 ft-lbs. @ 2800 rpm, which is an incredibly quicker acceleration response when compared to the Honda HR-V’s torque of 127 ft-lbs. @ 4300 rpm. The Mazda CX-3 also has more horsepower output and even with lower RPMs. The Mazda CX-3 puts less strain on its engine and it reaches its top horsepower measured at 148 hp @ 6000 rpm and is still almost 5% more powerful than the Honda HR-V’s top horsepower measured at 141 hp @ 6500 rpm.

Fuel Economy

Even though the Mazda CX-3 features superior torque and horsepower and is equipped with greater engine displacement size than the Honda HR-V, the Mazda CX-3 continues to provide superior fuel economy than the Honda HR-V when driving the city. The Mazda CX-3 does 27 miles per gallon when driving in the city, while the Honda HR-V comes close with 26 miles per gallon when driving in the city. Even if you consider highway miles, the Mazda CX-3 keeps the lead with 32 miles per gallon, which is trailed by the Honda HR-V with 31 miles per gallon.


An important factor to consider is what features an SUV offers. Both the Honda HR-V and the Mazda CX-3 come with standard Bluetooth, Navigation, Satellite Radio, City MPG, Cruise Control, and Adaptive Cruise Control. Where the Mazda CX-3 takes the lead is with the optional Parking Assistance feature that is not available on the Honda HR-V. Parking Assistance is a very nice comfort feature that adds value to any vehicle. Additionally, both SUVs have great leather upholstery and heated seats. Another comfort feature that the Mazda CX-3 has is a half inch of extra front leg room, which provides a bit more comfort to the driver on longer road trips.

Be sure to stop by our Suburban Mazda of Farmington Hills Dealership and take the 2019 Mazda CX-3 for a test drive to see how it stacks up against the 2019 Honda HR-V. In addition to its optional Parking Assistance feature, you will definitely notice that the Mazda CX-3 features superior engine performance; you will be able to double check the statistics to see that it also features superior fuel economy when driving in the city or on the highway. If you are considering being the next owner of a 2018 Mazda CX-3, you can definitely find yours here!

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.