The 2017 Mazda CX-3 vs. The 2017 Honda HR-V

2017 Mazda CX-3

2017 Mazda CX-3

2017 Honda HR-V

2017 Honda HR-V

In the last few years, a new segment has crept onto the scene: the subcompact crossover. These models offer drivers in South Windsor and Vernon the opportunity to get the look, feel, and all-wheel drive prowess of an SUV in a more economical package. The 2017 Mazda CX-3 is one of the most popular models in this segment thanks to its agile performance and creature comforts, but the 2017 Honda HR-V has an appeal of its own. Find out which of these models is best suited for the needs of East Hartford drivers here at Mazda of Manchester.

Performance Specs

While both of these vehicles are offered with standard front-wheel and available all-wheel drive, the Mazda CX-3 beats out the competition in terms of power:

  • Mazda CX-3 – The Mazda CX-3’s standard 2.0L inline-four SKYACTIV®-G engine comes mated to a six-speed automatic SKYACTIV®-Drive transmission. Together, this system pumps out a balanced 146 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque, which is enough to power the Mazda CX-3 from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 8.5 seconds.
  • Honda HR-V – The Honda HR-V’s only available engine is a 1.8L four-cylinder that comes with a base six-speed manual transmission but is also offered with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Output is meager at 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque, and it can only get up to 60 mph in 9.7 seconds.

Fuel Economy

If you’re looking to save some money at the gas station (and who isn't?), the Mazda CX-3 is again the way to go:

  • Mazda CX-3 – In spite of its confident output, the Mazda CX-3 utilizes its SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY to help it achieve an EPA-estimated 34 mpg highway and 29 mpg city with front-wheel drive and 32 mpg highway and 27 mpg city with all-wheel drive.
  • Honda HR-V – With the standard manual transmission and front-wheel drive, the HR-V only gets an EPA-estimated 33 mpg highway and 25 mpg city, but if you opt for the CVT that increases to 34 mpg highway and 28 mpg city, still just shy of the front-wheel powered Mazda CX-3. The all-wheel drive system drops EPA estimates on the HR-V to 31 mpg highway and 27 mpg city.

Standard Features

Both of these subcompact crossover SUVs come with standard features like Bluetooth® phone and audio, air conditioning, full power features, cruise control, and a rearview camera. However, only the Mazda CX-3 comes standard with voice-activated controls and internet radio. On top of that, the Mazda CX-3 gets a standard 7-inch touchscreen interface with a rotary knob and a six-speaker sound system, while the Honda HR-V only gets a standard 5-inch display screen with no touchscreen functionality.

See if the 2017 Mazda CX-3 is the Right Crossover SUV for You

Are you ready to take a closer look at the 2017 Mazda CX-3? If so, we invite you to make your way to Mazda of Manchester, serving drivers in Glastonbury and beyond at 80 Oakland Street in Manchester, CT. We’re open every day, and you can contact us anytime. Don't have time to stop in for a test drive? We'll bring the test drive directly to you! Give us a call at (860) 645-4100 to find out more.