Compare 2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Honda HR-V

Specs at a Glance

2018 Mazda CX-3

2018 Mazda CX-3

Horsepower

  146 hp

Engine

  2.0L


2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Honda HR-V

Horsepower

  141 hp

Engine

  1.8L

2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Honda HR-V

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The compact crossover division is unique in that nearly anything goes. Vehicles in this category combine designs from hatchbacks, sedans, and SUVs. The 2018 Mazda CX-3 endeavors to stand out from the pack by offering sophisticated exterior style, sport-tuned performance capabilities, and advanced safety features. Let's take a look at how the 2018 Mazda CX-3 matches up against one of its biggest rivals - the 2018 Honda HR-V.

Style Points

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is finely-sculpted, just like the sedans from Mazda. It benefits from the KODO (style of motion) design language of Mazda that makes even an economy vehicle look rather sophisticated and elegant. You'll find 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels on the Sports model, and the CX-3 upgrades to 18-inch wheels for the Touring and Grand Touring model trims. The 2018 Honda HR-V seems to exist somewhere in between categories - part car, part hatchback, part SUV, without any parts that exude distinction in of itself.

Performance

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 has a 2.0 Liter, inline four-cylinder engine under the hood that reaches 146 horsepower and 146-pound-feet of torque. It's paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, and paddle shifters are available on the Grand Touring model trim. The CX-3 from Mazda is available with the i-ACTIV AWD® all-wheel drive. It's an intuitive system that monitors road conditions to deliver ideal traction in any weather. The G Vectoring Control system also gives the Mazda better handling and steering over its competition. The 2018 Honda HR-V comes with a 1.8 Liter, four-cylinder engine but the added size doesn't trump the Mazda CX-3. The Honda HR-V can be outfitted with manual or automatic transmission but is only capable of achieving 141 horsepower and 127 lb. ft. of torque. You won't find any track tuning or sports modes here. The 2018 Honda HR-V is strictly for getting from Point A to Point B.

Safety Features

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 received a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS and an overall five-star rating from the NHTSA. Federal testers at the NHTSA were just as impressed with the 2018 Honda HR-V, but the IIHS only awarded the Honda crossover with "good" and "acceptable" marks for safety. The 2018 Mazda CX-3 comes with automatic emergency braking for low-speed driving as standard equipment, and high-speed automatic braking is available on the top trims along with lane departure warnings and adaptive cruise control. Automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control are both missing entirely from the 2018 Honda HR-V.

No matter the price point, quality should never be compromised. That's what puts the Mazda CX-3 ahead of the competition. It has no room for sub-standard equipment or features. To get a closer look at the 2018 Mazda CX-3, visit Suburban Mazda of Troy. Our friendly staff can answer any of your questions and help you book a test drive today.