2016 Mazda CX-3 Vs. Honda HR-V Safety Comparison – Video
The results are just in, and the 2016 Mazda CX-3 has performed better on crash test results than its direct competitor the Honda HR-V. With a score of “Good” on the small frontal overlap test and all other crash tests, the Mazda CX-3 scored as high as possible in all passive crash safety systems. Thus, it earns the Top Safety Pick Plus designation from IIHS. The Honda could not match these results scoring only “Acceptable” on both side and front crash tests.
In addition to passive safety, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 also excels in active crash prevention. Its forward crash prevention system scored “Superior” in IIHS evaluations. Honda does not offer any forward crash prevention system, nor does the Chevy Trax.
Commenting on the 2016 Mazda CX-3’s results, IIHS said “In IIHS track tests at 12 mph, the vehicle avoided a collision. In tests at 25 mph, the impact speed was cut by an average of 23 mph.” These are things that the competition are simply unable to do.
There is one competitor to the Mazda CX-3 that does score very well in testing. That is the Subaru Crosstrek, which matches the CX-3 in every area of safety. (Don't miss the video on page 2)