2020 Mazda CX-30 vs 2020 Honda HR-V 

2020 Mazda CX-30 vs 2020 Honda HR-V

With the unveiling of the 2020 Mazda CX-30, we’re offered a glimpse into the next era of Mazda design and ingenuity. As Gwatney Mazda takes the opportunity to unwrap this handsome new crossover, we’re eager to see how it rivals with some long-held segment leaders. Today, we’ll put Honda on the hot spot in our very first comparison of the 2020 Mazda CX-30 and the 2020 Honda HR-V!

Between the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and Honda’s 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 proves itself the more powerful option. The Mazda crossover packs in 45 more horses and 59 lb-ft more torque than its elder rival.

2020 Mazda CX-30 


2020 Honda HR-V 

$21,900 Starting MSRP $20,820
SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L Inline 4-Cylinder  Base Engine 1.8L Inline 4-Cylinder
186 hp, 186 lb-ft Power Ratings 141 hp, 127 lb-ft 
FWD or available i-ACTIV AWD®  Drivetrain FWD or available AWD 

Advantages of the 2020 Mazda CX-30 

We could go on and on about how the 2020 Mazda CX-30 clobbers the 2020 Honda HR-V under the hood, but we ought to move on to features. The multimedia center of the HR-V uses either a standard 5-inch display or a 7-inch touchscreen. On the Mazda CX-30, all models get the first-class multimedia treatment with an 8.8-inch touchscreen, plus a 7-inch LCD display in the instrument cluster.

For elevated peace of mind, the all-new 2020 Mazda CX-30 comes equipped with a full suite of i-ACTIVSENSE® active safety features, including:

  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Lane Departure Warning with Lane-keep Assist
  • Smart Brake Support
  • High Beam Control

Like features are not standard on the 2020 Honda HR-V and are reserved for only the highest trim levels available.

At the very top of the lineup, the Mazda CX-30 Premium Package far surpasses the interior amenities of the Honda HR-V with an upscale interior better rivaled by those of luxury brands. Among many highlights, the Premium Package brings perforated leather seating, a Bose® 12-speaker premium audio system, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control and a windshield-projected Active Driving Display.

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