2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Mazda CX-3 exterior front fascia and passenger side going fast on road vs 2018 Honda HR-V exterior top and front fascia and passenger side going fast on road

SUV vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, and with it, the competition grows stronger. The 2018 Mazda CX-3 has a difficult competition in the 2018 Honda HR-V, but what gives this vehicle an advantage over its common competitor? We are here to find out.

For the purpose of this comparison, we’ll use the lowest trims. This means that we will be taking the specs for the 2018 Mazda CX-5 Sport with the 2.5L 4cyl engine and comparing it to the 2018 Honda CR-V LX with the 2.4L 4cyl engine. Many car shoppers look for power and fuel efficiency, so those are the specs that we are using for this comparison.

In the table below, you’ll see horsepower, torque, fuel economy, and fuel capacity. After you are done looking at the table, take a look at the explanation we’ve given below on what these specs may mean to you as the driver.

2018 Mazda CX-3


2018 Honda HR-V

146 hp Horsepower 141 hp
146 ft-lbs Torque 127 ft-lbs
29/34 mpg Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 25/33 mpg
12.7 gal Fuel Capacity 13.2 gal

Advantages of the 2018 Mazda CX-3

As you can see, the 2018 Mazda CX-3 offers more power than the 2018 Honda HR-V. While the horsepower isn’t all that different between the two, with the Mazda CX-3 having only 5 hp more. However, the Mazda CX-3 pulls ahead when it comes to the torque. The 2018 Honda HR-V generates 127 ft-lbs, which is less powerful than the 146 ft-lbs that the 2018 Mazda CX-3 has. This means that anyone looking for a more powerful vehicle may want to consider the Mazda CX-3 over the HR-V.

When it comes to fuel efficiency, the two are rather close. The Mazda CX-3 doesn’t have as big of a fuel tank as the HR. However, the Mazda CX-3 does get more miles per gallon than the HR-V, which evens things out again. So, those who are looking for fuel efficient vehicles, you can rest assured that both vehicles are a good choice.

If you are searching for a reliable vehicle, these are two good options. However, the Mazda CX-3 is more powerful than the HR-V. So, you’ll get close fuel efficiency, but a more powerful vehicle in the Mazda CX-3.

If you have any questions about the 2018 Mazda CX-3, feel free to contact us here at Vic Bailey Mazda. We would love to answer any questions you may have about this, or any other Mazda models.

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