Honda Civic vs Mazda3
There’s a wide selection of cars to choose from in the compact sedan segment, but the 2018 Honda Civic and 2018 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: Performance Specs
The 2018 Mazda3 and 2018 Honda Civic run similarly well, with base 2.0L 4-cylinder engines that deliver 155 horsepower and 158 horsepower, respectively. Those are strong numbers for the compact car segment, and engines in higher trims will boost those outputs even further.
Both cars are fuel efficient, too. However, the Civic has an EPA-estimated 31 city/40 highway MPG, which lets you go farther between stops to refuel than the Mazda3.1 The Mazda3 only puts out an EPA-estimated 28 city/37 highway MPG. Helping make the difference is the available continuously variable transmission (CVT) in the Civic, which allows for more economical driving than the automatic transmission in the Mazda3.
The 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 head- and legroom dimensions that hover around 39 inches and 42 inches The difference is in rear legroom, where the Civic provides 37.4 inches to stretch out in, while the Mazda3 only offers 35.8 inches.
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 12.4 cubic feet of cargo room. An extra suitcase, a couple more duffel bags, or more groceries can grace the trunk of the Honda model.
The 2018 Mazda3 and 2018 Civic are well-matched in infotainment, with display touchscreens that allow for AM/FM radio, MP3 playback, and 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.
When it comes to comfort, both cars have standard A/C systems to help you cool off on those hot days. Still, only the Civic has standard climate control for more precision in your comfort. You can set the exact temperature you want and, no matter how warm or cold it is outside, the Civic will maintain it.
2018 Honda Civic vs 2018 Mazda3: Which Will You Choose?
Drivers in Gulfport, Long Beach, and Biloxi will agree that the 2018 Mazda3 and 2018 Honda Civic are two excellent entries in the compact car segment. However, shoppers looking for more cargo space, rear legroom, interior comfort, and efficiency may like what this year’s Honda Civic has to offer.
Decide for yourself by scheduling a test drive of the 2018 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 28 city/40 highway/32 combined mpg rating for LX model with 6-speed manual transmission. 31 city/40 highway/34 combined mpg rating for LX & EX CVT models. 31 city/42 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX-T model with 6-speed manual transmission. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT models. Based on 2018 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.