When it comes to the subcompact crossover segment, just a few years ago there would’ve only been a handful of models from which to choose. Today? There is a huge number of options in the class, and many of them would make excellent choices. But which models stand figuratively taller than the rest? Well, we know which one we prefer, and we thought we’d show you how it measures up to one of its fiercest competitors by pitting the 2019 Mazda CX-3 vs 2019 Honda HR-V.
If you take a gander at the table down below, you’ll quickly realize just how well these two subcompact crossovers fare against one another. They’re extremely comparable, but each has an edge in some regard. To show you how they truly measure up, we’ll go through row by row down below.
In the first row we kicked things off by looking up power ratings. While many might think that heavy-duty trucks or sports cars are the only vehicles in which horsepower is important, it’s actually one of the most important specifications to look at regardless of vehicle segment. While it might not be as important in other segments as those, it’s still a key spec and having more of it means you’ll probably have a more enjoyable experience behind the wheel. 7 horsepower isn't a huge advantage, but it’s still a leg up.
Similarly, getting one extra mile to the gallon isn’t going to be an incredibly noticeable advantage, but it does mean you’ll be saving a bit of change at the gas pump over time. Those two advantages together make a pretty good combination. However, the HR-V does absolutely trump the CX-3 in terms of cargo capacity behind the rear seat. Of course, both models offer more than that by dropping the seats down, but if you’ve got a car full of passengers the HR-V will better accommodate their stuff.
If you can look past that in favor of the extra power and efficiency, then get in touch with us and we’ll get you behind the wheel of a 2019 Mazda CX-3 of your very own.