2018 Mazda CX-3

2018 Mazda CX-3

2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2018 Honda HR-V

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Simply put, the 2018 Mazda CX-3 puts the 2018 Honda HR-V to shame by providing: 

  • Superior engine power: up to 146 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque.
  • Stronger efficiency scores: up to 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway as standard.
  • 7-inch touchscreen, Push Button Start, and 6-speaker sound system as standard.
  • Available advanced driver-assistance features.

Power and Efficiency

There might seem to be little difference between the 2018 Mazda CX-3’s 146 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque and the 2018 Honda HR-V’s 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque, but it’s how you use it that counts. The Mazda turns its superior power into impressive performance — just check out how Edmunds.com rated them:

  • The Mazda CX-3 jumped from zero to 60 mph in a quick-for-its-class 8.5 seconds.
  • The Honda HR-V went from zero to 60 mph in a comparatively lifeless 9.7 seconds.

Edmunds.com called the Honda HR-V “one of the slowest subcompact SUVs we’ve tested,” and it doesn’t make up for it in terms of efficiency.

  • Mazda CX-3: Makes 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with standard powertrain.
  • Honda HR-V: Makes 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway with standard powertrain.

These differences will add up over numerous trips between Joliet and aurora, and especially farther afield.

2018 Mazda CX-3


Prepare to feel scandalized by just how underequipped the 2018 Honda HR-V feels as standard. In contrast, the Mazda CX-3 offers:

  • 7-Inch Full-Color Touch Screen Display: Enjoy modern infotainment that outclasses the Honda’s measly 5-inch color LCD standard screen
  • 6-Speaker Sound System: Immerses you in music in ways the Honda’s 4-speaker system cannot.
  • Push Button Start: Want to fire up the engine at the touch of a button? Only the Mazda lets you do so as standard.
2018 Mazda CX-3 interior cabin


Honda has been quite generous with driver-assistance technology, so it’s a shame the 2018 Honda HR-V has been left out in the cold. It lacks plenty of first-rate safety features available with the new Mazda CX-3, including:

  • Radar Cruise Control with Close Proximity Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • High Beam Control
  • Traffic Sign Recognition

2018 Mazda CX-3 Accolades

  • 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA
2018 Mazda CX-3 exterior aerial view

The Honda HR-V Fails to Match the Mazda CX-3’s High Watermark

The 2018 Honda HR-V might market itself is a funky forward-thinker, but it feels stiff, slow, and outdated next to the feature-packed, quick-on-its feet Mazda CX-3. For a top of the line subcompact willing to provide the best as standard, apply for financing with Continental Mazda of Naperville today.

Why Buy at Continental Mazda of Naperville?

Some of the reasons to shop at our dealership include:

  • Continental Motors Group Named “Best Auto Dealer” 8 Years in a Row by Naperville Magazine’s “Best of” Awards*
  • 110% Price Guarantee — If you get a bonafide quote on the exact same vehicle from another dealership, we’ll match the price plus 10% of the difference!


*Best of Naperville

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