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Honda HR-V vs. Mazda CX-30

When comparing the Honda HR-V to the Mazda CX-30, the Honda HR-V has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Mazda CX-30 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Honda HR-V versus the Mazda CX-30, the Honda HR-V is a better car than the Mazda CX-30.

Honda HR-V versus Mazda CX-30 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Honda HR-V ranges from $21,000 to $28,778 while a used Mazda CX-30 from the same model year range is priced between $21,896 to $30,100. For a new model, the Honda HR-V's price is between $22,639 and $28,941, with the Mazda CX-30 priced between $25,597 and $34,760.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Honda HR-V’s base engine makes 158 horsepower, and the Mazda CX-30 base engine makes 186 horsepower. The HR-V is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 448 miles. The CX-30 is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 394 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/subcompact SUVs, the Honda HR-V has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Mazda CX-30 has the advantage in the area of rear head room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Mazda CX-30 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance than the Honda HR-V.

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2023 Honda HR-V

2022 Mazda CX-30

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$22,639 - $28,941

Used Asking Price:

$21,000 - $28,778

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

34.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$25,597 - $34,760

Used Asking Price:

$21,896 - $30,100

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38.4%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

5.6 / 10

Retained Value:

8.5 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 18
8 / 18
12 / 61
12 / 18
13 / 61
20 / 61
40 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

15 / 61
16 / 18
35 / 61

Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Mazda CX-30 is a subcompact SUV with a sleek, upscale interior and engaging driving dynamics. The current CX-30 was an all-new vehicle introduced for the 2020 model year, with new models costing an average of $28,620.

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • High quality interior materials
  • Engaging driving dynamics
  • Numerous standard safety features

  • Snug rear seats
  • Confusing infotainment controls
  • Modest acceleration

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Sport, LX, EX-L

Trim Levels

Preferred, 2.5 Turbo, 2.5S, Turbo Premium Plus, Turbo Premium, Premium, Carbon Edition, Select

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque:

138 foot-lbs @ 4200 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.050 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

186 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

186 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.055 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

26 / 32 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

364 / 448 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 31 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

305 / 394 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

38 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.2 inches

Cargo Space:

24.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

55.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

123.1 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53.6 inches

Cargo Space:

20.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

45.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

114.3 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3159 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

63.4 inches

Length:

179.8 inches

Wheelbase:

104.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3388 lbs

Width:

70.7 inches

Height:

61.7 inches

Length:

173 inches

Wheelbase:

104.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

215/60R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

P215/65R16