Mazda3 vs Honda Civic

Mazda3 vs Honda Civic

Shopping for a new compact car is exciting, especially with so many great cars on the market today, including the 2019 Mazda3 and 2019 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.


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

The technology offered in both the 2019 Honda Civic and the Mazda3 is an exceptional interior feature as well. Both sedans come standard with screens; in fact, the one in the Mazda3 is fully revamped for 2019.

The Mazda3 comes with a standard 8.8-inch touchscreen, while the Honda Civic’s (non-touch) screen is just five inches in its base trim. All other trims feature a 7-inch touchscreen, but it’s smaller than what you’ll get standard in the Mazda3. Additionally, the touchscreen in the Civic does not come equipped with the knob option, which the Mazda3 includes.


In terms of performance, the 2019 Mazda3 and the 2019 Honda Civic both provide a smooth, quiet ride. With the standard 4-cylinder engines in both, you’ll find plenty of power to move your vehicle. The base engine in the Civic is good for 158 horsepower, while its equivalent in the Mazda3 serves up an even more robust 186 horsepower.

Despite these similarities, drivers will find that the 2019 Mazda3 has a more agile, athletic ride than the 2019 Civic. Although the Civic provides comfort for daily driving, the Mazda3’s sporty suspension will kick your ride into gear.

In fact, the 2019 Mazda3 replaced the rear multilink suspension with a torsion beam setup for 2019. Whether you’re cruising by the beach or traveling into the city, the Mazda3 will give you a much more engaging drive.

Exterior Style

Mazda3 vs Honda CivicBoth the Mazda3 and the Honda Civic are top-rated cars in the compact car segment. However, the value and drive experience they offer also factors in exterior style.

Function-wise, you’ll find many of the same features on these cars, like available LED headlights and sporty 17-inch (Civic) and 18-inch (Mazda3) rims.

However, the Mazda car has a major advantage when it comes to style. This undoubtedly stems from the KODO design philosophy expressed in every Mazda. Curvaceous lines and elegant, flowing shapes express and inspire emotion in a way the Civic’s more traditional, buttoned-down approach fails to do.


We hope you enjoyed this review of the 2019 Mazda3 and the 2019 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 its many standard features.

If you’d like to get a closer look at the 2019 Mazda3, contact us today at Ocean Mazda to set up a test drive.


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