MAZDA3 vs Honda Civic


If you’re looking for a fun, sporty sedan to cruise around Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton in, both the Mazda3 and Honda Civic are ready to give you exactly that.

There are some key differences, though, between the Mazda3 vs. Honda Civic, which our team here at Mazda of Gastonia has outlined for you below that can help you ultimately decide which model is the better choice for you. Contact us to get started.

Mazda3 Engine Specs

MAZDA3 vs Civic: Performance

When it comes to having the most fun when driving, the performance of the Mazda3 and the Honda Civic will come through. Both offer great handling for confident and exciting cornering, but the Mazda3 brings more power to your drive.

The Civic has two engine options. The standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine delivers 158 horsepower while the available 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine creates 174 horsepower. Even though it only has one engine across all of its trim levels, the Mazda3 generates more power than any configuration of the Civic. Its 2.5L 4-cylinder engine provides you with 186 horsepower.

Also, the Mazda3 has available the i-Activ AWD® system that helps give you the traction needed when road conditions change due to the weather. The Honda Civic doesn’t have an optional all-wheel drive system to give you the control needed when driving through snow or rain.

Mazda3 Interior

A Look Inside the MAZDA3 vs Honda Civic

Inside both cars, there are a lot of features you’ll find. They each have advanced infotainment systems that give you a range of options when it comes to staying entertained. This comes with a 5-inch display in the Civic while the Mazda3 has a larger 8.8-inch display screen.

When it comes to the Mazda3 vs. Honda Civic, you can also upgrade the audio systems in each car. This includes the available 10-speaker system in the Civic and the available 12-speaker Bose® audio system featured in the Mazda3.

There are also a range of amenities you can get—to have an extremely comfortable ride. The available dual-zone automatic climate control system and heated seats in each car keep you comfortable no matter the weather outside.

You can also get an 8-way power driver’s seat in both the Civic and Mazda3 to quickly find the position you like while driving. This also features an available memory function in the Mazda3, so if someone else in the family drives your car, it can automatically move the seat back to how you prefer it the next time you get in the vehicle.

Mazda3 Apple Car Play

MAZDA3 vs Honda Civic: Technology

With the Civic or Mazda3, you’ll get a long list of safety features that come standard. This includes their driver-assistive features that are able to keep you aware of what’s going on around you.

With the Honda Civic, you’ll have all the technologies that are a part of Honda Sensing®. While this includes an impressive amount of standard features, there are a few technologies the Mazda3 comes with that the Honda Civic doesn’t offer.

This includes Driver Attention Alert, which is able to detect if you’re becoming distracted or tired. This will help you make sure you’re always focused on the road ahead, and take breaks when needed during longer road trips.

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MAZDA3 vs Honda Civic: Test Drive

Are you in the Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton area and looking to get behind the wheel of the athletic and comfortable Mazda3? Contact us at Mazda of Gastonia now and schedule a test drive of the Mazda3!

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