2019 Mazda CX-3 vs 2019 Honda HR-V

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

When you need expanded interior space but don’t want to sacrifice any fuel economy then you need a compact crossover SUV like the 2019 Mazda CX-3 or the 2019 Honda HR-V. Both the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and the 2019 Honda HR-V offer versatile interior cargo and passenger space along with efficient engines under their hoods. You can see the differences and similarities between the attractive and accommodating 2019 CX-3 and the 2019 HR-V right here below with our comprehensive comparison.

2019 Mazda CX-3


2019 Honda HR-V

2.0L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 1.8L In-Line 4-Cylinder
148 HP/ 146 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 141 HP/ 127 LB-Ft
SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic w/ Manual Shift & Sport Mode Standard Transmission Continuously Variable
29 MPG City/ 34 MPG HWY Fuel Economy 28 MPG City/ 34 MPG HWY

What are the Differences & Similarities of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 & the 2019 Honda HR-V?

Neither the 2019 Mazda CX-3 nor the 2019 Honda HR-V offers an upgrade from their standard engines but they both do provide the option of All-Wheel Drive (AWD) across all trim levels. Even when equipped with AWD the 2019 CX-3 and 2019 HR-V still deliver very good EPA estimated fuel economy but the Mazda CX-3 provides slightly better overall efficiency.

The interior of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and the 2019 Honda HR-V have seating for five people and a split-folding rear seat for optimal cargo and passenger flexibility. The 2019 Mazda CX-3, however, does provide passengers with more front row legroom than the 2019 Honda HR-V.

Inside the cabin of the 2019 CX-3 and 2019 HR-V you will find standard color touchscreen displays but the standard screen size of the Mazda CX-3 is 7” while the Honda HR-V’s screen is only 5”. A 7” touchscreen is available inside the 2019 Honda HR-V when you start to ascend the trim level ladder and spend more money along the way. When you move up past the base trim level of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 you will find standard heated front seats which is something you can only get inside the top three trim levels of the 2019 HR-V.

With its more powerful and efficient engine under the hood and easier access to advanced technology features the 2019 Mazda CX-3 wins a hard-fought battle over the 2019 Honda HR-V.