2020 Mazda CX-3 vs 2020 Honda HR-V

There are many practical reasons to buy a subcompact crossover. This type of vehicle combines the smooth ride and fuel economy of a sedan with the space and comfort of a full-size SUV, delivering the best of both worlds. The 2020 Mazda CX-3 is a popular model in the segment that brings more than just practicality. Like the other models in the Mazda lineup, the new CX-3 comes with an upper-class styling and an equally attractive interior.

To give you a clearer idea of all the comforts you will find inside the 2020 Mazda CX-3, we will be comparing it to another popular vehicle in the small subcompact SUV class, the 2020 Honda HR-V. Let’s jump into the details of each model in terms of value, power and comfort to see which vehicle wins this competition.

Red 2020 Mazda CX-3 vs Blue 2020 Honda HR-V

2020 Mazda CX-3


2020 Honda HR-V


Starting MSRP


2.4L 4-cylinder, 176 horsepower

Engine Performance

2.5L 4-cylinder, 170 horsepower

23 / 30 mpg

Fuel Economy

26 / 32 mpg


Active Safety Features

Standard Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ Available


Key features of the 2020 Mazda cx-3

As you can see, the new Mazda CX-3 has several advantages over the Toyota HR-V. Its responsive steering and nimble acceleration make it one of the most fun-to-drive small crossovers around. Beneath its hood sits a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 148 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque, much more than its competitor’s engine. The CX-3 also returns great fuel economy, nearly holding the top position in the segment.  

Mazda knows small details can make the biggest difference. That’s why the CX-3 offers an upscale cabin fitted with a long list of standard features. Its user-friendly infotainment system includes a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio capability, and a six-speaker audio system. The model also includes a multitude of active safety features to help ensure the safest possible drive. Let’s take a look at them:

  • Rear-view Camera
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection
  • Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Lane Departure Warning

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