Mazda3 vs Honda Civic


When you’re making your rounds throughout Trevose, Langhorne, Bensalem, and Philadelphia, you want a ride that’s full of comfort and performance. The Mazda3 and the Honda Civic are two vehicles that deliver on both counts.

Our team at Faulkner Mazda Trevose has put together the following Mazda3 vs. Honda Civic comparison to help you decide which one works best for your individual needs.

Mazda3 vs Civic: Interior and Exterior Specs

Inside and out, both cars are pretty similar in size. However, taking a look at the interior measurements reveals that the Mazda3 has a larger passenger volume with 96.3 cubic feet, while the Honda Civic allows for slightly less wiggle room with 95 cubic feet.

The roominess of the Mazda3 continues with 38.6 inches of headroom for you and your front passenger and 37.6 inches for those in the rear. These measurements for the Honda Civic come to 37.5 inches in the front and 36.8 inches in the rear. For hiproom, the Mazda3 offers a comfortable fit with 55.5 inches in the front seats and 53.5 inches in the back. The Honda Civic only has 53.7 inches of hiproom in the front and an even smaller 47.3 inches in the back seat.

As with the interior, the overall exterior specs of these cars prove to be quite close. In terms of length, the Mazda3 is 180.3 inches long and the Honda Civic is 182.3 inches long. Their widths are even closer at 70.7 inches for the Mazda3 and 70.8 inches for the Honda Civic. The slightly more compact size of the Mazda3 give it a bit of an advantage when you’re making your way around those tight city curves.

Mazda3 vs Honda Civic: Performance and Entertainment

Mazda InteriorKey advantages continue to land on the side of the Mazda3 as we move on to the topic of performance. Both vehicles offer wide ranges of available engine options that vary in how much power they can deliver. The selection of engines available for the Mazda3 ranges from 155 to 184 horsepower, while the Honda Civic engine choices go from 158 to 174 horsepower. As these numbers show, the Mazda3 outperforms the Honda Civic in the area of sheer power.

Not only does the Mazda3 give you a powerful performance, it also provides you with a high level of responsiveness and precision along with it via the SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS and G-Vectoring Control. This available feature enhances your cornering ability to give you more stability and control.

Another Mazda3 feature not found in the Honda Civic is the available SKYACTIV®-Body that combines rigidity and lightweight materials to provide extra protection from front, side, and rear collisions.

The entertainment options found in both cars are enough to keep all occupants busy for the entire ride. For example, the Mazda3 and the Honda Civic are available with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ that enable you to stay connected and entertained by letting you conveniently access all of your favorite smartphone apps. The Mazda3 adds to the fun with available Stitcher™ as well as Aha™ internet radio integrations.

Mazda3 vs Honda Civic: Which is the One for You?

The above comparison between the Mazda3 and the Honda Civic present two cars that are quite similar to one another. Yet, the Mazda3 exceeds the capabilities of the Honda Civic in the areas of interior roominess, maneuverable size, performance, and entertainment.

If you’re in the Trevose, Langhorne, Bensalem, and Philadelphia area and it’s time to get a closer look at the Mazda3, visit us at Faulkner Mazda Trevose for your test drive.