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2017 Honda HR-V vs 2017 Mazda CX-3

If you were looking for a compact crossover, something smaller than a Honda CR-V or a Mazda CX-5, then we have the comparison that you need to see. Here we will be putting to compact crossovers to the test in our 2017 Honda HR-V vs 2017 Mazda CX-3 comparison. Both of these impressive models have four doors while maintaining that crossover look with the full maneuverability of a car, but one comes out on top. Find out which.

To keep things on a level playing field. We chose to compare the entry-level trim for both of these models. That means for the HR-V, we will be looking at the LX, and for the CX-3, we will be looking at the Sport. You can see both of these models side-by-side in the image here, or you can keep reading and see some of the comparison numbers for yourself.

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2017 Honda HR-V LX VS 2017 Mazda CX-3 Sport
60/40 Split Second Row Seating Not Available
100.1 Cubic-Feet Passenger Volume 87.6 Cubic-Feet
58.8 Cubic-Feet Max Cargo Volume 44.5 Cubic-Feet
Available All-Wheel Drive Available

How does the HR-V compare to the CX-3?

To really determine what compact crossover you want for yourself, you have to start asking why you wanted a compact crossover in the first place. Indeed they are affordable, as both these models could prove, but they also promise interior room without compromising the drive. The HR-V and the CX-3 both have maneuverability and their external dimensions are amazingly similar, but the true difference comes on the inside.

The interior of the HR-V LX is more adaptable with a 60/40 split folding rear seat, and it shows that off by having over 58 cubic-feet of cargo room or over 14 cubic-feet more than the CX-3 Sport. Passenger volume tells a similar story as the HR-V LX simply has more room than its Mazda competitor.

As you go up in trim levels, you will find a similar story as the HR-V routinely provides more interior room than the Mazda CX-3. If room is important to you, then you should definitely consider the 2017 HR-V. If you live in the Lafayette area, then you can come to Bob Rohrman Honda, and we will help you find the perfect trim level with the right options today!

2017 Honda HR-V steering wheel and infotainment system
2017 Honda HR-V cargo room
2017 Honda HR-V interior overview
2017 Honda HR-V with the seats folded down

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