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2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Mazda CX-3

Since the latest version of the Honda CR-V has arrived at the Meridian Honda showroom, the dealership’s staff has been eager to tout its developments compared to the competition. An examination of the 2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Mazda CX-3 will provide future buyers with a very clear picture of why they should be visiting Meridian Honda. The 2020 CR-V holds several very important advantages over its Mazda competitor. Meridian Honda customers in the market for a new crossover SUV who choose the 2020 CR-V will get more standard performance across the entire trim ladder, more maximum cargo volume and access to the automaker’s most advanced connectivity technology on most trim grades including active safety systems. Future buyers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2020 Honda CR-V today by calling, 601-693-4651.

Any discussion of any crossover SUV platform requires an examination of available passenger and cargo space. The Honda CR-V has always been among the class leaders in available cargo volume, a trend that continues for the new model year. Both the 2020 CR-V and 2020 Mazda CX-3 offer two rows of seating that can comfortably accommodate up to five passengers. However, the updated Honda CR-V is able to make more cargo storage available regardless of how the seats are configured. When the rear seats are holding people all four trims of the 2020 CR-V (LX, EX, EX-L and Touring) will offer 39.2 cubic-feet of cargo volume, with a maximum of 75.8 cubic-feet. Mazda CX-3 owners will have just 12.4 cubic-feet behind the rear seat and up to 44.5 with it folded down.


2020 CR-V LX, 2WD


2020 Mazda CX-3

Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
190/179 Horsepower/Torque 148/146
5 passengers Seating Capacity 5 passengers
75.8 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 44.5 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

One of the most important changes made to the 2020 Honda CR-V is the standardization of the powertrain lineup. All four models coming to the Meridian Honda showroom will use a turbocharged 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a continuously variable transmission. It will make 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. Every version of the competing 2020 Mazda CX-3 will use a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine with a maximum output of 148 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. Even when this disparity in performance is taken into account, the 2020 Honda CR-V is able to almost equal the fuel economy scores* produced by the 2020 Mazda CX-3

* 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.



A photo of the center console in the 2020 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the rear cargo area in the 2020 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the front seats in the 2020 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the touchscreen interface in the 2020 Honda CR-V.