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2019 Honda HR-V vs 2019 Mazda CX-3

Driver side exterior view of a gray 2019 Honda HR-V on the left "vs" driver side exterior view of a red 2019 Mazda CX-3 on the right

When it is finally time to upgrade your sedan for something with a little more interior space and provides a higher driving perspective then you need a crossover SUV like the 2019 Honda HR-V or the 2019 Mazda CX-3. Both of these crossover SUVs offer exceptional interior and exterior styling as well as efficient engines under the hood. Armed with ample cargo and passenger space along with available All-Wheel Drive (AWD) the 2019 Honda HR-V and the 2019 Mazda CX-3 easily enhance your daily commute as well as weekend adventures. Take a closer look at all of the similarities and differences between the 2019 Honda HR-V and 2019 Mazda CX-3 right here below with our side-by-side comparison.

2019 Honda HR-V


2019 Mazda CX-3

1.8L In-Line 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.0L 4-Cylinder
Continuously Variable w/ Sport Mode Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
28 MPG City/ 34 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 29 MPG City/ 34 MPG HWY
58.8 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Space 44.5 Cubic Feet
*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery package/condition, and other factors.

Compare the 2019 Honda HR-V & the 2019 Mazda CX-3

Neither the 2019 Honda HR-V or the 2019 Mazda CX-3 offer engine upgrades from their standard engines. They both do, however, offer AWD across all of their available trim levels and the Honda HR-V Touring trim level receives standard AWD while no trim level of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 gets AWD standard. You will also find a MacPherson front suspension and Torsion-Beam rear suspension providing a smooth and stable ride to both the 2019 Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 but the 2019 HR-V adds a DeDion rear suspension when equipped with AWD.

The cabin of both the 2019 Honda HR-V and 2019 Mazda CX-3 have spacious seating for five people but the HR-V provides 100.1 cubic feet of overall passenger volume and the CX-3 only has 87.6 cubic feet. The 2019 Honda HR-V also provides more 2nd-Row headroom and legroom than the 2019 Mazda CX-3 as well. As you can see from the chart above the 2019 HR-V provides more maximum cargo space and it also has 24.3 cubic feet of standard cargo space while the 2019 Mazda CX-3 only has 12.4 cubic feet. There isn’t much that separates these two attractive and accommodating SUVs but with easier access to AWD and more overall interior space the 2019 Honda HR-V takes the checkered flag ahead of the 2019 Mazda CX-3.