2021 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2021 Honda HR-V
2021 MAZDA CX-3


2021 Honda HR-V
$20,790 MSRP*

Starting Price

$21,220 MSRP
2.0L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder engine

Base Engine

1.8L 4-cylinder engine
6-speed automatic


7-inch full-color touchscreen

Central Display

5-inch color LCD screen


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Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert

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2021 MAZDA CX-3 vs. 2021 Honda HR-V

Are you looking for the perfect SUV to complement your Fairview travels? Then there’s a good chance you’ve narrowed your list to the popular Mazda CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V. While both models are best-sellers around Collinsville, we think that the evidence points to one as the superior buy. Let’s take a look at the key differences:

MAZDA CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V: Price

Price is one of the most important factors for many St. Jacob shoppers, and between the Mazda CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V, the Mazda CX-3 has the more affordable price point. The 2021 Mazda CX-3 for sale starts at just $20,790 MSRP*, while a new Honda HR-V is $21,220 MSRP. And as you’ll see, the Mazda offers far more standard features in a budget-friendly package.

MAZDA CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V: Performance

While the Mazda and Honda have nearly identical fuel economy ratings, the higher Mazda CX-3 horsepower and SKYACTIV® technology create a more dynamic driving experience overall. Take a look at the base specs for both models below:

MAZDA CX-3 Horsepower & Other Specs:

  • 2.0L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder engine
  • 148 hp
  • 146 lb-ft of torque
  • SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 29 city / 34 highway mpg*

Honda HR-V Horsepower & Other Specs: 

  • 1.8L 4-cylinder engine
  • 141 hp
  • 127 lb-ft of torque
  • CVT transmission
  • 28 city / 34 highway mpg

MAZDA CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V: Features

Both SUV lineups offer some similar features, like 60/40 split fold-down rear seats and Bluetooth® integration, but the Mazda CX-3 has far more features at even the base configuration. Compare the MAZDA CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V features below and see for yourself:

MAZDA CX-3 Interior Features:

  • Rear window defogger with timer
  • Remote keyless illuminated entry system
  • 6-way manual driver’s seat
  • 7-inch full-color touchscreen display
  • MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System
  • Seat-belt pretensioners with force limiters
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution & Brake Assist
  • Dynamic Stability Control and Traction Control System
  • Hill Launch Assist
  • Rearview Camera

Honda HR-V Interior Features:

  • 5-inch color LCD screen
  • One-touch power moonroof
  • Push-button start
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System

Find Your Next SUV with Auffenberg Mazda

You’ve seen our comparison of the MAZDA CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V, but why not experience our winning SUV in person at Auffenberg Mazda? Contact us in O'Fallon with any questions about the lineup or take a test drive with our team to find the right trim for you. You can also shop our new Mazda CX-3 inventory online.

*MSRP excludes tax, title, license fees and $1,100 destination charge (Alaska $1,145). Vehicle shown may be priced higher. Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details.
**Up to an EPA-estimated 29 city/34 highway MPG for 2020 Mazda CX-3 FWD models. AWD models, 27 city/32 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.

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