In our final version of Purchase/Drive/Burn, we took a have a look at three subcompact American CUVs competing on the $25,000 worth level. Most of you appeared to agree they had been all horrible, however the Trax edged out the Purchase within the feedback.

Let’s see how you are feeling concerning the Japanese competitors.

Honda HR-V

On sale elsewhere since 2013, Honda’s HR-V made its approach to North America in 2016. On the identical platform because the Match, the HR-V was refreshed in 2019 with a brand new grille and extra LED goodness, most of it designed to make it look extra acquainted to Civic clients. The HR-V is obtainable in LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L trims, and all-wheel drive is obtainable in any respect ranges. At the moment’s funds nets us a low-level Sport AWD. Priced at $24,470, the HR-V makes use of a 1.8-liter inline-four for 141 horsepower and wrangles these horses with a CVT.

Mazda CX-30

The CX-30 is the most recent competitor of our trio. Launched for 2020, CX-30 occupies an identical market house as Mazda’s different subcompact crossover, CX-3. CX-3 makes use of the previous Mazda 2 platform, whereas the bigger CX-30 is a Mazda 3 beneath. CX-30 is obtainable in seven totally different trims, from Base to Turbo Premium Plus. Entrance- and all-wheel drive can be found all through the vary. At the moment’s model is a lower-level Choose Bundle AWD for $25,300. Energy arrives by way of the three’s 2.5-liter inline-four, which produces 186 horsepower. The transmission is a six-speed auto, additionally from the three.

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Toyota C-HR

The CH-R arrived for the 2017 mannequin 12 months as Toyota’s smallest crossover. Primarily based on Corolla, the CH-R was initially meant to put on a Scion badge earlier than that marque’s premature demise. In a wierd product planning determination, the CH-R is the one automotive right here to forego an all-wheel-drive choice. Nonetheless, in different markets, the CH-R is obtainable with all-wheel drive, which implies Toyota would like you buy the costlier RAV4 in the event you’re in North America. There are 4 CH-R trims: LE, XLE, Nightshade, and Restricted. At the moment’s funds mandates a Nightshade, which has a lot of black trim and extra trim-specific paint choices. CH-R is powered by a 2.0-liter engine from the Corolla, good for 144 horsepower, and all CH-Rs use a CVT in North America.

Three Japanese crossovers asking to your {dollars}, which one’s value shopping for?

[Images: Honda, Mazda, Toyota]



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