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2019 Mazda CX-3 in grey

2020 Mazda CX-3*

2019 Honda HR-V in white

2020 Honda HR-V*

2020 MAZDA CX-3 VS. 2020 Honda HR-V

2020 MAZDA CX-3


2.0L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder engine

Base Engine

1.8L 4-cylinder engine
148 hp


141 hp

Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio capability



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Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

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If you’re looking for a new compact crossover or SUV, then surely you’re looking for advanced comfort, capability, and convenience. Both the 2020 Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V are top competitors for good reason, but you can only choose one to take on your Poway commutes. Compare the Mazda CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V with the experts at John Hine Mazda to find out which one best suits your needs and budget.


When it comes to capability and convenience, Mazda CX-3 horsepower helps you come out ahead of the competition. And because Mazda is dedicated to offering a thrilling driving experience in all of its models, you can be sure that it has the credentials you need to transform your Chula Vista commutes. Compare the engine specs of each model and see which can give you the power you need on the El Cajon streets:

  • MAZDA CX-3: 148 hp, 2.0L Skyactiv®-G 4-cylinder engine
  • HONDA HR-V: 141 hp, 1.8L 4-cylinder engine


When it comes to technology and comfort, comparing the Mazda CX-3 vs. Honda HR-V will surely excite. Both offer many similar features like 60/40 split fold-down rear seats, Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio capability, a 12-volt power outlet, and an electric parking brake. However, the Mazda CX-3 offers several unique features that will impress.

Compare the features you’ll find on each of these models below:

  • Mazda CX-3: Rear window defogger with timer, Remote keyless illuminated entry system with “answer back” feature, front and rear outboard seat headrests, 6-way manual driver’s seat, cloth-trimmed sport seats, 7-inch full-color touchscreen display, and Mazda Connect™ Infotainment System
  • Honda HR-V: Bluetooth® streaming audio, 5-inch color LCD screen, remote entry, Multi-Angle, one-touch power moonroof, push-button start, available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
2019 Mazda CX-3 interior dashboard technology


When you’re driving through La Mesa with friends and family in tow, you’ll want the peace of mind needed to make the most of your drives. While the HR-V has an advanced safety suite, the Mazda CX-3 comes equipped with plenty of safety features that the Honda HR-V doesn’t. Here’s what each model has to offer in terms of safety:

  • Mazda CX-3: Seat-belt pretensioners with force limiters, Electronic Brake Force Distribution & Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control and Traction Control System, Hill Launch Assist, Rearview Camera, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Smart City Brake Support, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, LATCH
  • Honda HR-V: Honda LaneWatch™, Honda Sensing® with Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System
2019 Mazda CX-3 interior dashboard technology

Learn More at John Hine Mazda

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of your favorite Mazda CX-3 for sale at our San Diego Mazda dealership? Our team will help you find the best Mazda to lease or finance in San Diego. Convinced you want a Mazda crossover but aren’t yet sold on the CX-3? Compare the Mazda CX-3 vs. CX-30 to learn about the differences between these models! Contact us to learn more today, and take a moment to read up on Mazda origins.

*2019 model year shown.

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