The 2017 Mazda CX-3 vs. The 2017 Honda HR-V

2017 Mazda CX-3

2017 Mazda CX-3

2017 Honda HR-V

2017 Honda HR-V

Looking for a vehicle that’s more affordable and fuel-efficient than your typical crossover and more substantial than a hatchback? The 2017 Mazda CX-3 and 2017 Honda HR-V are both capable options in the subcompact crossover SUV segment, but the Mazda CX-3 ultimately beats out the HR-V in several areas that prove important to drivers throughout Shelby and Mt. Holly. See how the Mazda CX-3 comes out on top, and then come take it for a test drive at Momentum Mazda in Gastonia, NC.

Base Features

In terms of everyday driving conveniences we’ve all come to expect from new vehicles, both of these small crossovers have you covered with seating for up to five, Bluetooth® connectivity, power windows and door locks, a rearview camera display, and air conditioning. The Mazda CX-3, however, stands out with its technological sophistication, which includes a standard 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen interface with a rotary knob, while the HR-V only gets a 5-inch display screen. Audiophiles will also likely prefer the advanced six-speaker standard sound system on the Mazda CX-3, as opposed to the HR-V’s lesser four-speaker stereo. To top it all off, only the Mazda CX-3 comes standard with internet radio compatibility and integrated voice controls, for superior connectivity and practicality while on the go.

Performance Specs and Fuel Economy

The Mazda CX-3 comes powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder SKYACTIV®-G engine, which sends out 146 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque via a six-speed SKYACTIV®-Drive automatic transmission. Thanks to its SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, it’s able to get an EPA-estimated 34 mpg highway and 29 mpg city with a front-wheel drivetrain and 32 mpg highway and 27 mpg city with all-wheel drive. The Honda HR-V’s 1.8L inline-four engine falls short of the capabilities of the Mazda CX-3, only able to produce 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. In the way of fuel economy, the HR-V does its best to keep up, offering comparable efficiency on the highway, but it still falls short at 28 mpg city with front-wheel drive and 25 mpg city with all-wheel drive. These sorts of variances might seem small on the surface, but over time they simply amount to more money spent on gas if you opt for the HR-V.

Finance the 2017 Mazda CX-3 Today at Momentum Mazda

The new Mazda CX-3 is a sure bet for your next crossover, beating out the Honda HR-V, the Nissan Juke, and many other compact crossovers on the market. If you’re still on the fence, come in for a test drive, and check out the competitive financing available right now at Momentum Mazda. You can also contact our team at (704) 824-7777 for additional information on the new Mazda CX-3.