2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Mazda CX-3

2019 Honda CR-V LX exterior front fascia and drivers side vs 2019 Mazda CX-3 exterior front fascia and drivers side

When it comes to finding a dependable vehicle, both the Honda and the Mazda brands have probably come up during your search. So, naturally, if you are searching for an SUV, you might already have the 2019 Honda CR-V and the 2019 Mazda CX-3 on your radar. Solid, reliable, and spacious, both vehicles are good choices for your next SUV vehicle. But which one is the right fit for you? That is what we are here to find out.

Both of these vehicles have their own advantages, but we hope you’ll have a better understanding of these vehicles by the end of this comparison. It is important to note that we will be comparing the bottom trims for each vehicle. That means you’ll see the specs and features of the 2019 Honda CR-V LX FWD trim, which has a 2.4L 4cyl engine and a CVT transmission. It is pitted against the 2019 Mazda CX-3 Sport FWD, which has a 2.0L 4cyl engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Ready? Let’s begin.

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2019 Honda CR-V LX FWD vs 2019 Mazda CX-3 Sport FWD
$24,350 Starting MSRP* $20,390
185 hp & 180 lb.-ft. Horsepower/Torque 148 hp & 146 lb.-ft.
CVT Transmission 6-speed automatic
39.2 cu. ft. Cargo Space 12.4 cu. ft.
Standard Eco-Assist N/A
7.8 in. Ground Clearance 6.1 in.
1,500 lbs. Max Towing N/A

Technology and power of the 2019 Honda CR-V

As you can see in the table above, you’ll start off with a more expensive vehicle in the 2019 Honda CR-V. However, this is explained by the larger stature and towing capability. Meaning; if you are looking for an SUV that has about the same cargo space as a sedan, but offers more if you fold the seats down, you’ll probably be more interested in the 2019 Mazda CX-3 Sport. However, if you are looking for an SUV to drive not only in your day to day life, but also to take on vacations, then the 2019 Honda CR-V is more fitted than the Mazda CX-3. Sure, it’s a bit pricier, but in the end, the 2019 Honda CR-V is more versatile when it comes to power, space, and towing.

The 2019 Honda CR-V offers some great standard technology features, as well. From Bluetooth® connectivity and a USB audio interface for your music to a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, the Honda CR-V is ready to tackle your family vacation. While you are planning your trip, don’t forget about the optional roof rack of the Honda CR-V, which allows you to store even more gear or awkward objects such as bikes, kayaks, or other outdoor equipment.

If you have any further questions about your chosen Honda vehicle, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Battison Honda. Our friendly team would love to share their knowledge with you!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1045.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary


2019 Honda CR-V LX exterior front fascia and passenger side in front of house
2019 Honda CR-V LX exterior back fascia on city road
2019 Honda CR-V LX interior side view of all seats
2019 Honda CR-V LX interior close up of air vent