2018 Honda Civic vs Mazda3
If you’re looking to cruise the streets of 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 hot sedans and submitted them to a rigorous comparison. The 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Mazda3 both have plenty to offer, but you can only drive one home. Find out which one suits you in this comparison by the Braman Honda team.
Honda Civic vs Mazda3: Performance Specs
Before you can commit to any vehicle, you need to be sure it will get you where you need to go. Both of these vehicles contain 2-liter 4-cylinder engines at their base models, but the Civic manages to get more out of it.
The Mazda3 features an impressive 155 horsepower output, but the Civic can push this to 158 horsepower.
Clearly, that’s pretty close. Where these sedans veer off in two different direction is actually in terms of the transmission and efficiency.
The Honda Civic offers an available Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). These outfits are known for being smoother, quieter, and more fuel efficient. Perhaps that’s how the 2018 Civic maintains an EPA-estimated 42 MPG highway and 32 MPG city.1
The Mazda3, on the other hand, offers an available automatic. While smooth, it is not quite as efficient. For this reason, Mazda3 fuel economy maxes out at an EPA-estimated 37 MPG highway and 28 MPG city.
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.
abin offers a total of 97.8 cubic feet of space. This is a clear improvement over the Mazda3, which falls short at 96.3 cubic feet of occupant room.
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 12.4 cubic feet of space while the Civic offers an incredible 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space.
Civic vs Mazda3: Safety
Your top priority is likely to be safety, no matter whether you plan to use your sedan as a personal cruiser or a car for the whole family. Fortunately, both of these sedans offer some nice protective features.
For example, stability and traction controls are a mainstay in each. These can help to give your handling a boost on unfavorable roads.
Smart, predictive features are also available for the Civic and Mazda3. Lane-keep assist and blind spot monitoring are options for both. However, the Civic adds in the impressive Honda LaneWatch® feature, which uses cameras to watch the road for you.
Honda Civic vs. Mazda3
Both the 2018 Honda Civic and Mazda3 perform admirably. However, the Honda Civic just seems to offer 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!
¹28 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.