|2016 Honda HRV||2016 Mazda CX3|
|24.3 cu. ft.||Cargo Volume||12.4 cu. ft.|
|58.8 cu. ft.||Max Cargo Volume||44.5 cu. ft.|
|7.6 l/100km||Combined Fuel Economy||5.8 l/100km|
2016 Honda HRV vs 2016 Mazda CX3
It isn’t often that we get the chance to pit two brand-new vehicles against each other as segment rivals, but fortunately for us Mazda decided to introduce a brand-new subcompact crossover the same year that Honda did. For that reason, we wanted to showcase the two new vehicles in comparison to one another, even with the small amount of detailed specifications we have on the two vehicles at this point. So we went ahead and compared the 2016 Honda HRV vs 2016 Mazda CX3.
The 2016 Honda HRV is actually a vehicle that is returning from a near-ten-year hiatus, and the 2016 Mazda CX3 is a vehicle that started out in the United Kingdom during the 2015 model year, which is where we have borrowed the specifications for this comparison from. But both models will be all-new for North America, and we can’t wait to get our hands on the steering wheel of a 2016 Honda HRV.
Advantages of the 2016 Honda HRV
From the limited specifications released about the upcoming Honda HRV, and the borrowed specifications from the Mazda CX3 across the pond, we were able to build the table you see above. Both vehicles will have the ability to sit 5, and the main difference between the two vehicles, that we know of thus far, will come down to a preference of either fuel efficiency or cargo capacity.
While both vehicles have incredible combined fuel economy ratings, the Mazda crossover edges out the Honda by nearly 2 litres per 100 kilometres. But while the Mazda might be able to save you some change at the gas pump, you won’t be able to fit nearly as much of your stuff in the vehicle which is important in a crossover. In the dedicated cargo area alone, the HRV nearly doubles the space of the CX3. And with the back seat folded down, it has almost 15 extra cubic feet of space.