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2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Mazda CX-30 Review

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2021 Honda
CR-V

MSRP*: $25,350 to $35,150
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2021 Mazda
CX-30

MSRP*: $22,050 to $34,050
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Invoice* $24,169 to $32,407 $21,421 to $33,066
MPG - City 27 - 28 MPG 22 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 MPG 30 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 75.8 ft3 45.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Continuously Variable Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 190 hp 186 - 227 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 182.1 in 173.0 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.3 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 - 39.2 in
Front 37.8 - 38.1 in
Rear 38.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda CR-V than in the Mazda CX-30. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-30.

Convenience
The Honda CR-V requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda CX-30, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Honda CR-V is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-30. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-30 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda CR-V is much wider than the Mazda CX-30, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Honda CR-V, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mazda CX-30.

Handling
The Honda CR-V has a larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-30, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-30.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Honda CR-V doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-30.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-30. With the Honda CR-V, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda CX-30.

Warranty
The Honda CR-V comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-30.