Mazda3 vs Honda Civic

Shopping for a new compact car can be a bit stressful, especially with so many great cars on the market today, including the 2017 Mazda3 and 2017 Honda Civic.

How can drivers in Doral, Miami, Hialeah, and Kendall, Florida, know what to look for when choosing which car is right for them? At Ocean Mazda, we’ve compared these two models so you can make the right decision when choosing a new vehicle.

Let’s get started with comparing the interiors of the Mazda3 and the Honda Civic.

2017 MAZDA3 VS. 2017 HONDA CIVIC: INTERIOR

Both the Mazda3 and the Honda Civic have superior interiors for cars in their class. With high quality upholstery, comparable to luxury vehicles, comfort isn’t an issue for either of these choices.

The technology offered in both the 2017 Honda Civic and the Mazda3 is an exceptional interior feature as well. Both sedans come standard with touchscreens; however, the Mazda3 comes with a standard 7-inch touchscreen, while the Honda Civic’s touchscreen measures five inches in its starting model. Additionally, the touchscreen in the Civic can be a bit frustrating without the knob option that the Mazda3 includes.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Mazda3’s technology features, check out our Mazda3 vehicle review.

PERFORMANCE, MPG, & SAFETY OF THE MAZDA3 AND CIVIC

In terms of performance, the 2017 Mazda3 and the 2017 Honda Civic both provide a smooth, quiet ride. The brakes on both vehicles tested outstanding for their class, their EPA fuel estimates nearly tie, and both sedans were rated five out of five stars by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Despite these similarities, drivers will find that the 2017 Mazda3 has a more agile, athletic ride than the 2017 Civic. Although the Civic provides comfort for daily driving, the Mazda3’s sporty suspension will kick your ride into gear. Whether you’re cruising by the beach or traveling into the city, the Mazda3 will give you a much more engaging drive.

WHICH SEDAN HAS MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK?

Both the Mazda3 and the Honda Civic are top-rated cars in the compact car segment, but the value and drive experience they offer differs based on trim level.

Although some features, such as Bluetooth®, come standard in both of these models, the base Mazda3 Sport includes features that can only be found in the Honda Civic’s higher trim levels.

Drivers are sure to appreciate the Mazda3’s additional standard features that don’t require moving up to the next trim, like a larger touchscreen and push button start.

2017 MAZDA3 VS. 2017 HONDA CIVIC: COMPARISON OUTCOME

We hope you enjoyed this review of the 2017 Mazda3 and the 2017 Honda Civic. While the decision on your next sedan is ultimately up to you, we feel shoppers in Doral, Miami, Hialeah, and Kendall will take to the Mazda3’s engaging drive and many standard features.

If you’d like to get a closer look at the 2017 Mazda3, contact us today at Ocean Mazda to set up a test drive.

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