The 2017 Honda HR-V vs. The 2017 Mazda CX-3

Honda HR-V

2017 Honda HR-V

Mazda CX-3

2017 Mazda CX-3

The 2017 Honda HR-V and the 2017 Mazda CX-3 both offer the kind of advanced features and versatility that drivers in Crystal Lake and Elgin really want. So which one is the better buy? That’s a tough question, but it’s not hard to answer when you look at the details. Take a look at how the HR-V and the CX-3 compare below.

Standard Features

While both the HR-V and the CX-3 can be upgraded with advanced systems, there’s some big differences in standard features. The standard HR-V LX comes with LED brake lights, 17” alloy wheels, and hill start assist. None of those features are present in the CX-3 base trim.

Cabin and Cargo

While these two models are subcompact crossovers, the CX-3 is definitely smaller in the cabin than the HR-V. The HR-V offers 100.1 cubic feet of passenger space, compared to the 88 cubic feet in the Mazda. What that means is that the HR-V without the available moonroof provides more front and rear head room, and more second row leg room so everybody can be comfortable.

Plus, when it comes to cargo space, the HR-V comes out way ahead. The front-wheel drive model gives you up to 24.3 cubic feet behind the second row of seats, and 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the second row folded flat. The Mazda offers 12.4 cubic feet with all seats in place, and 44.5 cubic feet with the second row folded down.


The HR-V is less expensive than the CX-3. It starts at only $19,365 MSRP*; while the CX-3 will set you back at least $19,960 MSRP*.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

Find the latest Honda HR-V right now here at your leading Elgin area Honda dealership, Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave., so come visit us to test-drive the HR-V today. Contact us online to schedule a test drive or ask any questions about the new HR-V.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
*Starting at $19,960 MSRP plus $900 destination (Alaska $945) for 2017 Mazda CX-3 Sport FWD models. MSRP excludes taxes, title and license. Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details.