Honda Civic vs Mazda3

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If you’re looking to cruise the streets near Doral, Miami, and Hialeah in style, then you need a sleek sedan. Truly, the modern sedan is one of the most popular classes on the market, and all come filled with great performance specs and features.

We’ve taken two popular sedans and submitted them to a rigorous comparison. The Honda Civic and the Mazda3 both have plenty to offer, but which one is better for you? Find out which one suits you in this comparison by the Braman Honda team.

Honda Civic vs Mazda3: Fuel Efficiency Specs

 2019 Honda Civic Cosmic BlueThe Honda Civic offers an available Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). These drivetrains are known for being smoother, quieter, and more fuel-efficient, which is how the Civic maintains EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of up to 42 miles per gallon on the highway and up to 32 miles per gallon in the city.1

The Mazda3, on the other hand, offers an automatic transmission. While smooth, it is not quite as efficient. For this reason, its efficiency maxes out at an EPA-estimated 35 MPG highway and 26 MPG city.

Civic vs Mazda3 Interior Dimensions

A worthwhile sedan has to be just as comfortable as it is efficient, and you’ll find plenty of room with both of these models. However, in this respect, passengers might prefer the Civic over the Mazda3.

Its cabin offers a total of 97.8 cubic feet of passenger volume. This is a clear improvement over the Mazda3, which falls short at 92.8 cubic feet of occupant room–and that’s without its moonroof, which is a major selling point.

If you plan on using your sedan to carry cargo, you’re going to need trunk space, too. Surprisingly, the Mazda3 offers less than the average sedan, only mustering 13.2 cubic feet of space while the Civic offers an incredible 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space.

Civic vs Mazda3: Safety

Honda Civic Modern Steel MetallicYour top priority is likely to be safety whether you plan to use your sedan as a personal cruiser or as a car for the whole family. Fortunately, both of these sedans offer some helpful protective features.

For example, stability and traction controls are mainstays in each. Honda calls their technology Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, while Mazda calls their technology Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control System. These can help to give your handling a boost on unfavorable roads.

Smart, predictive features are also available for the Civic and Mazda3. Lane Keeping Assist System and Blind Spot Monitoring are options for both. However, the Civic adds in the impressive Honda LaneWatch® feature, which uses cameras to help you keep a closer eye of what’s on the road.

Deciding Between the Honda Civic vs Mazda3

Both the Honda Civic and Mazda3 perform admirably. However, the Honda Civic offers more to Miami, Doral, and Hialeah drivers.

If you’d like to see for yourself what this sedan can do, come take it for a spin at Braman Honda in Miami. Contact us today to schedule your test drive!


¹ 25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for LX & Sport 6MT trims. 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 2019 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.