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2022 Honda HR-V vs. 2021 Mazda CX-3 Review

Picture of the 2022 Honda HR-V

2022 Honda

MSRP*: $21,420 to $27,720
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2021 Mazda

MSRP*: $20,790 to $22,190
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MPG - City 26 - 28 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 MPG 32 - 34 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 55.9 - 58.8 ft3 42.7 ft3
Engine 141-hp, 1.8-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 148-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 141 hp 148 hp
Exterior Length 170.4 - 170.9 in 168.3 in
Exterior Width 69.8 - 70.5 in 69.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 35.0 in
Head Room Front 37.6 - 39.5 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 38.4 in
Rear 37.2 in
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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

Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda HR-V than in the Mazda CX-3. The Mazda CX-3 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda HR-V, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

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.

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.

The Honda HR-V is about the same width as the Mazda CX-3. 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.

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.

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

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.

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.