Honda Civic vs Mazda3

2018 Honda Civic

One of the best ways to get around Atlantic City, Egg Harbor, and Galloway is in a compact car with good fuel economy and plenty of amenities. Two possible options are the Civic and the Mazda3. But to help determine which vehicle is right for you, you’ll need to learn more about them.

That’s why our team at Boardwalk Honda created this 2018 Honda Civic vs. 2018 Mazda3 comparison. We’ll explain the similarities and differences between each vehicle, so that you can make an informed decision. Read all about them below, and contact us if you have any questions.

Performance Specs

The 2018 Honda Civic comes standard with a 2.0L 4-cylinder that puts out 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder that delivers 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. Plus, when paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the vehicle can achieve an EPA-estimated 32 city/42 highway MPG.*

The 2018 Mazda3, meanwhile, comes standard with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that puts out 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. However, the vehicle can only achieve an EPA-estimated 28 city/37 highway MPG.

Interior Space & Amenities

The Civic and Mazda3 have plenty of space for up to five passengers. The Civic offers 42.3 inches of front legroom, 37.4 inches of rear legroom, and 97.8 ft3 of total passenger volume. The Mazda3, in comparison, has 42.2 inches of front legroom, 35.8 inches of rear legroom, and 96.3 ft3 of passenger volume.

Plus, the Civic has a 15.1 ft3 trunk for when you need room for grocery bags, luggage, or other items. The Mazda has just a 12.4 ft3 trunk, so you may not be able to fit everything you need inside this vehicle.

To stay nice and warm on colder days, both vehicles offer heated front seats, but the Civic also has available heated rear seats, to help keep everyone cozy.

And to get in that perfect position behind the steering wheel, the Honda Civic has an available 8-way power adjustment driver’s seat. The Mazda3, on the other hand, offers a 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat.

Cutting-Edge Technologies

Honda Civic Steering Wheel

Each sedan has plenty of high-tech features to help keep everyone on board connected and entertained. They both come standard with Bluetooth® capability to stream audio and make hands-free phone calls. They also both offer a trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, which gives you over 150 channels of commercial-free music, plus sports, comedy, news, and more.

The 2018 Civic also lets you connect your compatible smartphone to the vehicle through the available Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ feature. This lets you easily access your music playlists, text messages, navigation, and more. Unfortunately, the Mazda3 doesn’t offer this feature in any of its trim levels.

Plus, the Civic will let you hear all your media options in crystal-clear sound through the available 10-speaker premium audio system with subwoofer. The Mazda3, on the other hand, offers a 9-speaker audio system.

Honda Civic vs Mazda3: Verdict

The 2018 Mazda3 is an impressive vehicle. However, the 2018 Honda Civic offers a better fuel economy and has more available features. But to help determine if it’ll satisfy your driving needs, you’ll need to check the car out in person.

If you live in the Atlantic City, Egg Harbor, or Galloway areas and want to get behind the wheel of the Civic, then schedule a test drive at Boardwalk Honda today!

*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.