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Vehicle Comparisons:
2016 Honda HR-V vs. Mazda CX-3

2016 Honda HR-VIn the world of subcompact SUVs, the Honda HR-V is a leading contender in innovation and design, but what exactly makes it different from other vehicles in the segment? In this 2016 Honda HR-V vs. Mazda CX-3 vehicle comparison, drivers from Miami, Coral Gables, and Gladeview will learn what key factors set these two crossovers apart.

Our team at Braman Honda in Miami took a close look at the interior capabilities, engine specifications, and technology features to help you discover which model has the features that you’re looking for in a new vehicle.

Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 Interior Specs

The goal of almost any crossover is to provide you with additional cargo room without having to drive around in a large and bulky vehicle. To do that, designers and engineers must come up with new and innovative ways of utilizing space.

Remarkably, the five-passenger 2016 Honda HR-V with two-wheel drive provides 58.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume and 100.1 cubic feet of maximum passenger volume. Meanwhile, the wheelbase is just 102.8 inches.

Despite having a comparable wheelbase length, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 has less maximum cargo volume than the Honda HR-V at just 44.5 cubic feet. The Mazda CX-3 also has less headroom than the Honda HR-V, with 38.4 inches compared to 39.5 inches in the Honda HR-V LX.

HR-V vs. CX-3 Performance Features

The 2016 Honda HR-V comes standard with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC engine that generates 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. Complete with an available continuously variable transmission with Sport Mode, Real Time All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control System, and an Eco Assist System, the Honda HR-V combines efficiency with performance.

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 also has a four-cylinder engine, but acceleration isn’t a strong suit of the system, even when paired with the six-speed automatic transmission. Similar to the Honda Pilot, the Mazda CX-3 offers an available all-wheel drive, but you won’t find the Hill Start Assist or Eco Assist System in the Mazda CX-3.

2016 Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 Technology

2016 Honda HR-V interiorWhile cargo room and engine capabilities are both important features, the included technology could easily knock any vehicle off your crossover wish list. The 2016 Honda HR-V has a number of standard technology features that not only make driving more enjoyable but easier as well. A rearview camera, 5-inch LCD display, and Bluetooth® hands-free technology are just a few of the advanced features that you’ll enjoy.

Again, the Mazda CX-3 offers similar capabilities, but users could find the infotainment system difficult to navigate, especially those who are familiar with HondaLink® Next Generation. For a full understanding of how the system works, you’ll have to experience it for yourself.

If you’d like to learn more about this 2016 Honda HR-V vs. Mazda CX-3 vehicle comparison or to test drive the new Honda HR-V, you can contact us at Braman Honda in Miami. Proudly serving the Miami, Coral Gables, and Gladeview area, we can show you all of the features of the 2016 Honda HR-V and explain how it compares to other vehicles on the market. Schedule a test drive online today.