Mazda3 vs Honda Civic


Mazda3 Sport vs. Honda Civic LX

Similar but different are the vehicles we all know as the Mazda 3 and the Honda Civic. In all of their likeness, what exactly is it that sets the Mazda 3 apart from the Honda Civic? There are actually several Mazda 3 specs that widen the gap between the two. 


Much like the Honda Civic the Mazda 3 is a fuel efficient and affordable sedan. However, the most notable difference comes in the power of the engine and the quality of the build.  By offering more horsepower on a 2.5L engine and incorporating their innovative SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, Mazda has mastered recycled energy efficiency. It doesn't stop their either. SKYACTIV®-BODY design is also making the Mazda 3 a worthy opponent for the Civic. A lighter body allows better handling while remaining a solid and stable stance at higher speeds.

Interior Space

The larger engine and added power is not the only impressive difference. The Mazda 3 also allows more room for passengers to enjoy the ride. Size does matter when it comes to a sedan because that is how you maximize the utility and potential of your vehicle. It once was the thought that in order to get an affordable and fuel efficient vehicle these builds needed to be compact and a lot of the features were slim-to-none. The compact vehicles were stripped down so far that they left drivers desiring more. Now with the Mazda 3 there is no reason to hold back. You get a larger cabin, more engine power and smarter technology without compromising on fuel efficiency or your budget. 

Take a look at some of the key factors in a brief comparison chart:

Mazda3 Sport

  • 37 MPG - Highway[1]
  • 2.0L SKYACTIV® I-4 Engine
  • 155 Horsepower
  • 6-Speed Automatic
  • FWD Hatchback
  • 96.3 Cubic Feet of Passenger Room
  • MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System
  • Active Driving Display

Honda Civic LX

  • 40 MPG - Highway[2]
  • 2.0L DOHC Engine
  • 158 Horsepower
  • Continuously Variable Transmission
  • FWD Sedan
  • 95.6 Cubic Feet of Passenger Room
  • Driver Information Interface
  • 7-inch Touchscreen 
  • ACE™ Body Structure
  • Driver Assist Technology

Stop in to Naples Mazda in Naples, FL to review the inventory on our Mazda3 selection or contact us to Schedule a Test Drive and speak with our Financing Center about options available to get you in the car you've been waiting so patiently for. 

  1. Up to an EPA-estimated 28 city/37 highway MPG for 2017 Mazda3 Sport 4-Door models with automatic transmission. Sport 4-Door models with manual transmission, 27 city/37highway MPG. Acutal results will vary.
  2. 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 Automatic models. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions and how you drive and maintain your vehicle. 


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