2018 Honda Civic vs Mazda3
To stay competitive in the current market, automakers keep making improvements to their small cars’ performance, style, and available technology. Within this popular segment, few vehicles hit this mark better than the 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Mazda3.
Drivers in Denver, Centennial, and Aurora can find out the key differences between the Honda Civic and the Mazda3 with this side-by-side comparison by the Mile High Honda team.
Honda Civic vs Mazda3: Performance Specs
When it comes to performance, you’ll notice some similarities between the Civic and the Mazda3 right out of the gate. For example, each comes standard with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine.
Their outputs are similar too, with the Mazda3 producing 155 horsepower and the Civic offering 158 standard horsepower.
When it comes to fuel economy, however, they really branch off in different directions. The Civic, with the available Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), can maintain an EPA-estimated 42 MPG highway and 32 MPG city.1
The Mazda3 lacks the smoothness and efficiency of the CVT, instead adding an available automatic transmission. For this reason, it can only maintain as much as an EPA-estimated 37 MPG highway and 28 MPG city.
Both the Honda Civic and the Mazda3 have comfortable, well-designed interiors made with high-quality materials and luxury accents. They also offer a variety of comfort features, such as automatic climate control and heated seating.
That said, the Civic is among the top in the segment for interior room, nearly venturing into the mid-size car category. With 97.8 cubic feet total in the cabin, it’s a spacious choice. The Civic also offers class-leading cargo space, with 15.1 cubic feet in the sedan.
The Mazda3 has a fairly roomy cabin as well, though it is a little cramped compared to the Civic. There’s only 96.3 cubic feet in the cabin, as well as just 12.4 cubic feet in the trunk. That ultimately leaves less room for passengers and luggage both.
Civic & Mazda3 Technology
Both vehicles have a long list of cutting-edge technology and safety features, as well as exceptional value throughout the trim levels. When it comes down to the technology itself, however, there are important differences.
The 2018 Honda Civic includes Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, Bluetooth® connectivity, an excellent base stereo system, and one of the best infotainment systems on the market. Many of these same features can be found in the Mazda3 infotainment system. However, it lacks the advanced integration of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.
Likewise, while these sedans share many smart available safety features, such as a lane-keeping system or intuitive brake assists, the Mazda3 lacks the advanced Honda LaneWatch™ system found in the Civic. This feature uses cameras and sensors to watch the road for you.
Choose the 2018 Honda Civic at Mile High Honda
Vehicles in this class have some stiff competition, and the Mazda3 just doesn’t measure up to the fuel economy, interior space, and technology available for the 2018 Honda Civic.
Drivers in Denver, Centennial, and Aurora can find out more about the 2018 Honda Civic when they visit Mile High Honda. Schedule your test drive online today!
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 condition and other factors.