With its sporty styling, impressive driving characteristics, blend of performance and efficiency, state-of-the-art technologies and high-level safety, the Mazda CX-3 is a leading choice for the increasingly popular subcompact crossover SUV segment. One of the Mazda CX-3's competitors is the Honda HR-V. Take a look at this 2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Honda HR-V comparison to see how the two subcompact crossovers measure up.
One of the biggest advantages that the Mazda CX-3 has over the HR-V is on the safety front. After winning the prestigious IIHS "Top Safety Safety Pick+" award last year, the Mazda CX-3 raises the bar for safety even higher with the newly standard Smart City Brake Support. This is a useful feature to have when encountering the frenetic pace of "stop and start" city traffic, for the system automatically applies the brakes when a potential collision is detected at low speeds. All Mazda CX-3 models also come standard with a rearview camera and the Engine Immobilizer Anti-Theft System, while Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert comes standard on Mazda CX-3 Touring and above grades.
2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 HR-V: Which subcompact crossover is better?
On the performance front, the Mazda CX-3 not only delivers more power than the HR-V, but it's more efficient as well. The Mazda CX-3's sophisticated SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L four-cylinder engine produces 146 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque, and gets estimated efficiency ratings of 29 city/34 hwy mpg. In comparison, the 1.8L four-cylinder engine in HR-V only manages 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque, and gets estimated efficiency ratings of only 25 city/33 hwy mpg. The Mazda CX-3 also benefits from its G-Vectoring Control system, which delivers excellent handling and a more controlled ride, especially around curves and corners.
If you're subcompact shopper in Lodi, Hackensack, Garfield or elsewhere in Bergen County or the New York City-area and would like to experience the stylish and fun-to-drive 2018 Mazda CX-3, then come visit us at Mazda of Lodi!