Compare 2017 Honda HR-V vs 2017 Mazda CX-3

2017 Honda HR-V
2017 Mazda CX-3
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EX 2WD CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
HR-V EX 2WD CVT 28 34 $21,699 $22,315
HR-V EX 2WD Manual 25 33 $20,924 $21,515
HR-V EX AWD CVT 27 31 $22,959 $23,615
HR-V EX-L Navi 2WD CVT 28 34 $24,243 $24,940
HR-V EX-L Navi AWD CVT 27 31 $25,503 $26,240
HR-V LX 2WD CVT 28 34 $19,713 $20,265
HR-V LX 2WD Manual 25 33 $18,937 $19,465
HR-V LX AWD CVT 27 31 $20,972 $21,565
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Grand Touring AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-3 Grand Touring AWD 27 32 $25,495 $26,240
CX-3 Grand Touring FWD 29 34 $24,283 $24,990
CX-3 Sport AWD 27 32 $20,615 $21,210
CX-3 Sport FWD 29 34 $19,403 $19,960
CX-3 Touring AWD 27 32 $22,555 $23,210
CX-3 Touring FWD 29 34 $21,343 $21,960

2017 Honda HR-V vs. 2017 Mazda CX-3: Compare Cars

We're in the midst of a small-SUV explosion. Big-name automakers are slotting new utility vehicles at the entry position in their lineups, blending hatchback bodies with tall-wagon rooflines and SUV-style all-wheel drive.

Two of the most interesting new offerings are from automakers with a reputation for lean, sporty driving. Which one comes out a better blend of all those attributes—the new Honda HR-V, or the new Mazda CX-3?

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,699
$25,495
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,315
$26,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$372 / month
$437 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Think of the 2017 Honda HR-V as a Fit with all-wheel drive and a little more headroom. It's not as fun as it could be, but it makes a lot of sense. The 2017 Mazda CX-3 keeps the most attractive features from last year: its price and its handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 50.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.1 86.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 52.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.3 35
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 49
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
63.2 60.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 69.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60
Length, Overall (in)
169.1 168.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.3 10.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
24.3 10.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.8 42.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 56.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 39.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 30.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 11.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P215/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P215/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2933 2952
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4300 146 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
141 @ 6500 146 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 32
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53 - 0.41 3.55
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.44 4.33
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.71 3.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.60
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.45
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.02
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda HR-V Mazda CX-3
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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