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2020 Honda HR-V vs. 2020 Mazda CX-3 Review

New 2020 Honda HR-V

2020 Honda
HR-V

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New 2020 Mazda CX-3

2020 Mazda
CX-3

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MSRP*
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$20,920 to $28,990
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$20,640 to $22,040
Invoice* $20,348 to $28,168 $20,050 to $21,409
MPG - City 26 - 28 27 - 29
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 32 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
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 HR-V than in the Mazda CX-3. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Honda HR-V and the Mazda CX-3.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda HR-V as you will with the Mazda CX-3, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 HR-V is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-3. 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 HR-V and the Mazda CX-3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda HR-V is a little wider than the Mazda CX-3, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Honda HR-V takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda CX-3.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Honda HR-V doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-3.

Handling
The Honda HR-V has a larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-3, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Honda HR-V has a little less horsepower than the Mazda CX-3.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda HR-V and the Mazda CX-3. With the Honda HR-V, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda CX-3.

Warranty
The Honda HR-V comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-3.