2019 Honda HR-V vs. 2019 Mazda CX-3: Head to Head

2019 Honda HR-V, 2019 Mazda CX-3
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Which Subcompact SUV Comes Out on Top?

Small differences matter a lot, especially when comparing two highly practical, economical, and safety-conscious subcompact SUVs, like the 2019 Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3. Both the Honda and Mazda offer city-friendly proportions that make them easy to maneuver, fuel-sipping engines that are great on gas, available all-wheel drive, and a lengthy list of available safety features.

In a simpler world, the winner here would be obvious. But there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to choosing the best small SUV for your needs. That’s why we’ve taken the HR-V and CX-3 and broken this comparison into 10 main categories. These range from ride comfort and handling prowess, to cargo volume and interior quality, along with reliability and acceleration, too.

A winner starts to emerge once every pro and con is added up, though this was one of our closest head-to-head SUV battles ever. Keep reading to see whether the Honda HR-V or Mazda CX-3 wins.

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