2021 MAZDA CX-3 vs. 2021 Honda HR-V

2021 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2021 Honda HR-V
2021 MAZDA CX-3


2021 Honda HR-V
SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

In-Line 4-cylinder
148 hp


141 hp
146 lb-ft


127 lb-ft
5 stars

NHTSA Overall Safety Rating

5 stars
2021 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2021 Honda HR-V

Searching in Hudson for a subcompact crossover that’s efficient, fun to drive, and packed with the latest technology features? Then it’s worth your time to take a close look at the 2021 Mazda CX-3 and the Honda HR-V! Still, it’s not always easy to decide which vehicle is the perfect match for your lifestyle and budget.

To help you make the call, the Tulley Mazda team compares the Mazda CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V performance specs, interior features, and safety systems. Keep reading to learn more, and then browse our inventory to find your favorite Mazda CX-3 for sale at Tulley Mazda in Nashua!



MAZDA CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V: Performance

As you’d expect from a small SUV, both models offer a blend of power and efficiency. Thanks to a peppy 2.5L DOHC engine, the Mazda CX-3 horsepower is notably higher than the HR-V: 148 vs. 141 hp, respectively. Plus, every Mazda CX-3 for sale on our lot comes equipped with Mazda SKYACTIV® technology. Compare the specs below:

2021 MAZDA CX-3: Standard Performance Specs

  • SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 DOHC 4-cylinder engine with VVT
  • 148 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque
  • Available i-ACTIV AWD® with Off-road Traction Assist

2021 Honda HR-V: Standard Performance Specs

  • In-Line 4-cylinder engine
  • 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque

Wondering if custom performance accessories can boost the Mazda CX-3 horsepower even higher? Order OEM Mazda parts online, or contact our team for details.

MAZDA CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V: Safety

For many drivers, safety will be the deciding factor in selecting an HR-V or Mazda CX-3 for sale in Merrimack and Lowell. While both earned 5-star overall ratings from the NHTSA, the Mazda CX-3 takes home a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, compared to a Top Safety Pick (minus the “+”) for the Honda HR-V. The Mazda CX-3 offers several technologies that aren’t an option on the HR-V:

2021 MAZDA CX-3: Standard Safety Features

  • Anti-lock Brake System with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution & Brake Assist
  • Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control System
  • Lane Departure Warning System and Lane-keep Assist
  • LATCH child safety seat anchors & upper tethers
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Smart Brake Support
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Rearview camera
  • And more!

2021 Honda HR-V: Standard Safety Features

  • Brake Assist
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
  • LATCH Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren
  • Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seat-Belt Reminder

Test Drive a MAZDA CX-3 for Sale in Nashua!

Now that you know the Mazda CX-3 delivers more power and features for a lower starting price, we highly recommend taking it for a spin. Questions about Mazda CX-3 horsepower or other performance specs? We’re always standing by to help you find the perfect SUV at a price that works for you. Pre-qualify for financing online, and be sure to check out our ongoing Mazda lease specials at Tulley Mazda!

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