The 2019 Honda CR-V and the 2019 Mazda CX-3 are two popular choices for a compact SUV. Having trouble deciding between the 2019 Honda CR-V vs the 2019 Mazda CX-3? We’ve compared both models in terms of engine performance and storage space.
Performance enthusiasts will be happier with the 2019 Honda CR-V LX over the 2019 Mazda CX-3 Sport. The 2019 Honda CR-V LX is powered by a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine with 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. To compare, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 Sport features a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine which only generates 148 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque.
Drivers shopping for a spacious SUV should note the differences in cargo space between the 2019 CR-V LX and the 2019 CX-3 Sport. The 2019 Honda CR-V LX has a standard cargo capacity of 39.2 cubic feet and a maximum cargo capacity of 75.8 cubic feet. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 Sport is less accommodating, featuring only 12.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity and 44.5 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity.
The 2019 Honda CR-V LX comes standard with front-wheel drive, though all-wheel drive is optional. This SUV’s standard safety features include rear door child safety locks, an engine immobilizer, dual front side-mounted airbags, traction control, tire pressure monitoring and daytime running lights.
2019 Honda CR-V LX comfort and convenience features include: Power windows with auto-up/down driver’s window, an automatic climate control system, map lights, floor mats, an instrument panel-mounted shifter, one-touch turn indicators, sliding sunvisors, a conversation mirror with a sunglasses holder, front and rear beverage holders, door-pocket storage bins, a garment hook and cargo area tie-down anchors.