Which City-Friendly Crossover Meets Your Rides’ Demands?

2020 Mazda CX-3 vs 2020 Honda HR-V

Front view of the 2020 Mazda CX-3 parked

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

2020 Mazda CX-3 Sport

2020 Mazda CX-3 Sport

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder

148 hp @ 6000 rpm

146 lb-ft @ 2,800 rpm

TRANSMISSION

SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

Front-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

29/34

STARTING MSRP

$22,040

2020 Honda HR-V LX

2020 Honda HR-V LX

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

1.8L I4

141 hp @ 6,500 rpm

127 lb-ft @ 4,300 rpm

TRANSMISSION

CVT

DRIVETRAIN

Front-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

28/34

STARTING MSRP

$20,920

New Roads Call for a Compact SUV with Ultra-Sleek Style

No doubt the 2020 Mazda CX-3 brings an expressive and refined look to the streets with bold and clean lines flowing from front to back—which makes taking second looks a natural reaction. You’ll also find this Mazda SUV’s compact frame allows you to cruise down slim alleys and fit into tight parking spots with ease (and look good doing so). Yet, the rear roofline spoiler and dual exhaust outlets add an athletic touch to let other drivers know you’re about to embark on a performance-filled ride.

Step inside, and you’ll find comfort and a ride that keeps up with the ultra-smooth looks of this sleek SUV. Even when compared to other sharp rides, like the 2020 Honda HR-V, you’ll find the Mazda SUV still edges out its competition with an epic drive and a soothing interior. Don’t believe us? Schedule a test drive at Werner Mazda to see how the 2020 Mazda CX-3 will change the way you drive. Until then, here’s a look at how these SUVs stack up with the Mazda CX-3 vs Honda HR-V.

Compact Frames; Big Power: Which Motor Comes out on Top?

Immerse yourself in a ride with the 2020 Mazda CX-3, and you’ll cruise with a SKYACTIVE®-G 2.0L 4-cylinder motor working under the hood with 148 horsepower and 146 lb-ft torque starting at 2,800, making for a quick and nimble ride at city speeds—perfect for left turns at bustling intersections or bolting from green lights and having fun on open highways. You’re not losing out on fuel economy either, with EPA-estimated 34 highway mpg helping keep your drives affordable and gas station stops to a minimum.

By comparison, the 2020 Honda HR-V also equips you with 34 highway mpg for rides that feel affordable and fun on nearly all streets. However, under the hood, the in-line 4-cylinder engine packs 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft torque starting at 4,300 rpm, which can make for good times, but you’re also riding with 19 less torque—and the rpm difference means you’ll need to rev more in the Honda model before experiencing that near-instant “get-up-and-go” feeling from the 2020 CX-3.

Built for Urban Drives: Which Mixes Sleek and Savvy Better?

Enter the 2020 Mazda CX-3, and your eyes are instantly greeted to a suite of refinement with black trims mixing with black center console knee pads for a look that’s contemporary, clean, and powerful. For an athletic touch, cloth-trimmed sport seats hug you in place as you enjoy your spirited rides. When you’re ready to connect, a 7-inch full-color touch screen comes standard with Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio capability—perfect for taking a call when your phone’s not within a hand’s reach. You’ll also have standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ to connect you to your favorite playlists from some of your mobile device’s streaming apps to set the moods right for your drives. Meanwhile, standard Pandora® and Stitcher™ internet radio are ready to help you discover new favorite tunes.

Sit inside the 2020 Honda HR-V, and you’ll also find a refined interior with cloth upholstery and comfortable amenities. However, for tech, the base model only equips you with a 5-inch screen, while features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Pandora are available, but not standard like the Mazda model.

Safety Comes First: And It’s Standard in One of These SUVs

Wherever you cruise in the 2020 Mazda CX-3, you’ll have a suite of driver assists looking out for you for the full ride. Features like a rearview camera help you spot all obstacles from behind while Rear Cross Traffic Alert lets you know when other cars approach from either side while you’re in reverse. When it’s time to hit the highway, Blind Spot Monitor alerts you when not to merge to help you avoid a side collision—all while Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning looks out for obstacles ahead and alerts you when a fender bender is like to happen. Other driver assists range from Lane Departure Warning to Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go—best of all, the above safety features come standard in all Mazda CX-3 models.

The 2020 Honda HR-V also packs safety with features like a rearview camera coming standard. Plus, you’ll ride with confidence with Honda Sensing® technologies guiding your drives with features like Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and Adaptive Cruise Control. However, unlike the 2020 Mazda CX-3, these features are not standard across all 2020 HR-V models, which gives the Mazda SUV an edge for safety.

Steering wheel and entertainment console inside the 2020 Mazda CX-3

How to Explore Manchester, NH, in a Sharp SUV

Ready to get behind the wheel of one of the road’s most alluring SUVs? Schedule a test drive for the 2020 Mazda CX-3 at Werner Mazda in Manchester, NH, to see how a sleek, refined, and swift vehicle will elevate the way you commute and cruise. As your local Mazda dealership in Manchester, we’re also here to help you find the 2020 Mazda CX-3 for sale that fits your needs—let us know what you’re looking for, and a member of our team will point you in the right direction.