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2020 Honda Civic

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2020 Mazda3

2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Mazda3

2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX with CVT transmission


2020 Mazda3 Sedan with 6-speed automatic transmission
15.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space

13.2 cubic feet
97.9 cubic feet

Passenger Space

92.8 cubic feet
158 hp 1.5L 4-cylinder turbo


186 hp 2.5L 4-cylinder
30 mpg*

City Fuel Economy

26 mpg
38 mpg*

Highway Fuel Economy

35 mpg

2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Mazda3

No matter if you’re a new or experienced Union driver, settling on the right sedan can be a challenge, especially when you’ve narrowed your search down strong contenders like the 2020 Civic or Mazda3. Each is designed to provide a unique and reliable sedan experience whether you’re traveling near or far, but only one can truly be right for you. Compare the 2020 Honda Civic vs. Mazda3 and then explore our vast inventory of Honda models for sale at VIP Honda!

Honda Civic vs. Mazda3: Interior Dimensions

With the Civic or Mazda3 you’ll want to ensure you have a spacious interior cabin to enhance your standard five-passenger sedan experience. When you step inside the interior of the Honda Civic, you can enjoy improved individual passenger dimensions over the Mazda3 for more comfortable seating. The same can be said when you’re making use of your cargo or trunk space as the Civic adds more space so your belongings stay safe and secure. Here are the interior dimensions for both models below:

Honda Civic Sedan LX

  • Front Legroom: 42.3 in.
  • Rear Legroom: 37.4 in.
  • Cargo Space: 15.1 cu ft
  • Passenger Space: 97.9 cu ft

Mazda3 Sedan

  • Front Legroom: 42.3 in.
  • Rear Legroom: 35.1 in.
  • Cargo Space: 13.2 cu ft
  • Passenger Space: 92.8 cu ft

Honda Civic vs. Mazda3: Performance Specs

When you look at the Civic or Mazda3 in terms of performance, you’ll see that both lineups offer distinct engineering choices to meet the needs of South Plainfield drivers. Despite the fact that the Honda Civic comes with a smaller engine configuration over the Mazda3, it delivers a stronger fuel economy so you can make the most out of every time you stop to refuel. See how the base performance specs and standard MPG ratings compare for both models below:

Honda Civic Sedan LX with CVT transmission

  • 158 hp 1.5L 4-cylinder turbo
  • 30 city mpg/38 hwy mpg*

Mazda3 Sedan with 6-speed automatic transmission

  • 186 hp 2.5L 4-cylinder
  • 26 city mpg/58 hwy mpg

Honda Civic vs. Mazda3: Driver Assistance & Safety Features

Many Kenilworth drivers also want plenty of safety features behind the wheel to keep themselves and their passengers protected. That’s why you’ll appreciate the Honda Sensing® safety suite, which features a range of cutting-edge technologies to provide improved visibility, control, and so much more. These features are not available in the Mazda3 and include Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation System, and Adaptive Cruise Control. Here are some additional standard safety features available in both models to compare below:

Honda Civic Sedan LX Safety Features

  • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines
  • Auto high-beam headlights
  • Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ with Traction Control

Mazda3 Sedan Safety Features

  • Rearview camera
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Brake Assist
  • Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control System

Test Drive the Honda Civic at VIP Honda

Now that you’ve had the chance to review these two top sedans, are leaning more towards the Civic or Mazda3? Get a closer look at our inventory of new and pre-owned Honda Civic models for sale to find a new or recent trim level that meets your needs. Our finance team is here to answer your questions and get the car-buying process started. Contact us today for more information and to schedule an appointment at our dealership near Westfield!

*25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for Sport 6MT trim. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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