Mazda 3 vs Honda Civic

The Mazda 3 and Honda Civic are strong competitors in today's market. They obtain similarities, but also differentiate themselves from each other very much. A few differences include:

  • Fuel Capacity. The Mazda 3's gas tank holds 0.8 gallons more than the Honda Civics 12.4 gallons. 
  • Horsepower. The Mazda 3 obtains 155 horsepower at 6000 rpms while the Honda Civic reaches 158 horsepower at 6500 rpms. 
  • Amount of Torque. The Honda Civic has 12 less ft-lbs of torque than the Mazda 3's 150 ft-lbs. 
  • Parking Assistance. The Mazda 3 offers a parking assistance option while the Honda Civic does not. 
  • Cargo Space. The Honda barely beats the Mazda with 2.7 more cubic feet of cargo space.
  • Curb Weight. The Mazda 3 weighs 2,967 lbs while the lighter Honda Civic weighs 2,751 lbs.
  • Color Options. While both cars offer the same number of exterior colors, the Mazda 3 offers one more interior color than the Honda. 
  • Ratings. The Honda Civic was rated more reliable, but the Mazda 3 took the higher ratings in performance and safety. 


While these cars are very different, they also have a handful of similarities. To list a few:

  • Price Range. Both the 2017 Honda Civic and Mazda 3 are very close to $19,000.
  • Engine Displacement. Both cars have 2.0 L engines.
  • Ratings. While the two vehicles did differ in some ratings, they achieved the same ratings in comfort, technology and value.

Both vehicles have many positive aspects and are great choices. It's about finding the right car for you. If you're interested in more torque, additional features such as parking assistance, better performance and safety, then Mazda is right for you. If that's the case, Young Mazda on Riverdale Road offers a huge selection and unbeatable service that you won't find anywhere else.