|2017 Honda HR-V||2017 Mazda CX-3|
|7.5 l/100km||Combined Fuel Efficiency||7.5 l/100km|
|141 HP||Horsepower||146 HP|
|24.3 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||12.4 cu. ft.|
|124.4 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||100.0 cu. ft.|
The Honda HR-V was one of the hottest vehicles to hit the market last year, and it only continues to make waves as the 2017 model year moves into full swing. Around the same time that the HR-V was announced, Mazda introduced its own entry into the subcompact crossover market, so we thought we’d revisit that young rivalry today by comparing the 2017 Honda HR-V vs 2017 Mazda CX-3 right now.
Advantages of the 2017 Honda HR-V
Listed in the table just above are four of the most important specifications to look at when considering a crossover like these. The table truly shows just how comparable these two young crossovers are to one another, so we thought we’d analyze each row to get a better idea of how they differ. Starting with the first row, you get a pretty good idea of their similarity, as both the Honda and Mazda achieve 7.5 l/100km.
But the next row actually shows the Mazda taking a bit of a lead, as it offers an extra 5 horsepower. However, 5 horsepower would hardly be noticeable in a side-by-side comparison. It might offer a bit of a more enjoyable experience behind the wheel, but it isn’t a huge advantage. In contrast, the HR-V offers a great deal more space than the CX-3, both behind the back seat and in the cabin as a whole.
Behind the back seat you get nearly twice as much space in the Honda crossover with 24.3 cubic feet to fill with whatever cargo you need to bring along, while only getting 12.4 cu. ft. in the Mazda. The cabin provides an even bigger advantage, as the HR-V offers 124.4 cu. ft. of space for you and your passengers to stretch out and get comfortable in, which is 24.4 cu. ft. more than the CX-3’s 100.0 cu. ft. If you think that the 2017 Honda HR-V is the right vehicle for you, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website for your earliest convenience.