Honda Civic vs Mazda3

Honda Civic vs Mazda3

There’s a wide selection of cars to choose from in the compact sedan segment, but the 2020 Honda Civic and 2020 Mazda3 are two compelling options. These exciting cars have captured the attention of drivers from all around Gulfport, Long Beach, and Biloxi, and we want to get in on the fun.

At Pat Peck Honda, we’ve put together this Mazda3 vs. Honda Civic comparison so shoppers like you can get a closer look at the most important features of both, side by side for your convenience. Read on to learn more about these cars and decide which one fits your needs best!

Mazda3 vs Honda Civic: Fuel Efficiency

The 2020 Mazda3 and 2020 Honda Civic run similarly well, each providing great handling and smooth performance. Both cars are fuel efficient, too. However, the Civic does a better job at saving on fuel with both its standard 4-cylinder engine and its available turbocharged engine.

The 2020 Civic gets an EPA-estimated 32 city/42 highway MPG in the EX and EX-L trim levels, which lets you go farther between stops to refuel than the Mazda3.1 The Mazda3 only puts out an EPA-estimated 26 city/35 highway MPG. Helping make the difference is the continuously variable transmission (CVT) in the Civic, which allows for more economical driving than the automatic transmission in the Mazda3.

Interior Dimensions

Honda Civic InteriorThe Mazda3 and Honda Civic are both designed to carry up to five passengers, and the front passengers in each sedan will find plenty of room with 42.3 inches of legroom up front in both cars. The Honda Civic though has 39.3 inches of headroom in the front row compared to the 38 inches of headroom in the front of the 2020 Mazda3.

There is a big difference in rear legroom as well. The Civic provides your rear passengers with 37.4 inches to stretch out the legs while the Mazda3 only offers 35.1 inches or rear legroom.

The Civic sedan has a distinct advantage in cargo space as well. Its 15.1 cubic feet of trunk volume will give you more storage capacity than the Mazda3’s 13.2 cubic feet of cargo room. An extra suitcase, a couple more duffel bags, or more groceries can grace the trunk of the Honda model.

Interior Technology

The 2020 Mazda3 and 2020 Civic are well-matched in infotainment, with display touchscreens that allow for Bluetooth® hands-free calls and audio streaming. Higher-level trims let you take advantage of navigation systems, so you can get directions to your destination.

Honda Civic TechnologyThey each have various systems as well that can help you stay aware of your surroundings for more confident driving. Get a view of what is behind your car right on the display screen thanks to the rearview camera in the Mazda3.

The 2020 Civic has the available multi-angle rearview camera, which offers normal, top-down, and wide view, for an even easier time backing in and out of tight areas or parking spots. With available Honda LaneWatch™ too, you can see a live feed on your center display of what’s to the side of your vehicle, so you know when it is clear to change lanes.

2020 Honda Civic vs 2020 Mazda3: Which Will You Choose?

Drivers in the Gulfport, Long Beach, and Biloxi areas will agree that the 2020 Mazda3 and 2020 Honda Civic are two excellent entries in the compact car segment. However, shoppers looking for more cargo space, interior comfort, and efficiency will like the ride in the 2020 Honda Civic.

Decide for yourself by scheduling a test drive of the 2020 Civic at Pat Peck Honda. Our experienced team will be standing by to answer all your questions and help you find your dream car!



1 25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for Sport 6MT trim. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L 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.

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