Comparison: 2019 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2019 Honda HR-V

The performance, technology, safety, and pricing of the highly practical Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V compact crossovers are compared against each other. The fun-to-drive Mazda CX-3 has excellent acceleration while earning a strong fuel economy, plus it’s loaded with lots of advanced technology and safety features. Premier Mazda of Kansas City has the Mazda CX-3 in stock, so come in and take it for a spin in the South Overland Park area.

Performance

2019 Mazda CX-3

A SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter direct-injection engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport mode give the Mazda CX-3 its quick acceleration. The Mazda CX-3 powertrain with standard front-wheel drive kicks out 148-hp and 146 lb-ft of torque and achieves an estimated 34 mpg on the Kansas City highways and 29 mpg of city driving in Olathe and Grandview. The i-ACTIV® AWD system which sends power to all four wheels is optional and earns an estimated fuel economy of 32 mpg of highway driving and 27 mpg in the city.

2019 Honda HR-V

The HR-V is equipped with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC® engine paired with a continuously variable transmission and standard front-wheel drive. The Honda crossover powertrain produces 141-hp and 127 lb-ft of torque and earns an estimated 34 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg in the city. The optional all-wheel drivetrain gets an average gas mileage of 31 mpg and 26 mpg on the highway and in the city respectively.

Technology

2019 Mazda CX-3

Advanced technology is found throughout the Mazda CX-3 including the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system, a 7.0-inch full-color touchscreen display, voice command, Bluetooth®, Pandora®, Stitcher™, and Aha™ internet streaming integration, a six-speaker sound system, a USB port, and a remote keyless entry system. HD Radio™, SiriusXM® satellite radio, a Bose® surround-sound audio system with seven speakers, navigation, and a head-up display to project driving information onto the windshield are available.

2019 Honda HR-V

A 5.0-inch central display screen, Bluetooth®, one charging USB port, and a four-speaker sound system with 160-watts come standard in the Honda HR-V. Optional technology features consist of a 7.0-inch touchscreen display, navigation, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, SiriusXM® satellite radio, an additional USB port, an audio system with six speakers, HomeLink®, and the HondaLink® app to save your parking location and schedule service appointments.

Safety

2019 Mazda CX-3

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration* and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety presented the 2019 Mazda CX-3 with a Top Safety Pick rating**. These safety recognitions are in part due to the employment of Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE® technology which alerts you to likely hazards and helps to avert potential collisions. Standard safety features include a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, an anti-lock braking system, traction control, and a dynamic stability control system. Advanced Smart City brake support with pedestrian detection, collision warning, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, and radar cruise control are optional.

2019 Honda HR-V

The 2019 Honda HR-V has an NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating and earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick rating when equipped with the optional front crash prevention and specific headlights. A rearview camera is standard while a collision mitigation braking system, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, front and rear parking sensors, and a Honda LaneWatch™ blind spot camera system are optional.

Pricing

2019 Mazda CX-3

Starting at $20,390 MSRP

2019 Honda HR-V

Starting at $20,620 MSRP

* Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

** The 2019 Mazda CX-3 has been awarded the 2019 Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

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