Compare 2010 Honda Civic vs 2008 Mazda MAZDA3

2010 Honda Civic
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4-Door Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,250 $15,455
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,984 $16,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,038 $17,405
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,772 $18,205
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,919 $19,455
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,652 $20,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $19,340 $21,005
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $19,753 $21,455
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,074 $21,805
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,303 $22,055
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,487 $22,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,487 $22,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $21,175 $23,005
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $21,908 $23,805
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,138 $24,055
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $22,321 $24,255
4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,433 $15,655
4-Door Manual DX-VP 26 34 $15,121 $16,405
4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,167 $16,455
4-Door Automatic DX-VP 25 36 $15,855 $17,205
4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,222 $17,605
4-Door Manual LX-S 26 34 $16,772 $18,205
4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,956 $18,405
4-Door Automatic LX-S 25 36 $17,506 $19,005
4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,919 $19,455
4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,652 $20,255
4-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $19,340 $21,005
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $19,753 $21,455
4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,074 $21,805
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,487 $22,255
4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,487 $22,255
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,670 $22,455
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $21,175 $23,005
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $21,908 $23,805
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,321 $24,255
4-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $22,505 $24,455
4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $23,884 $25,340
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 40 45 $21,904 $23,800
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 40 45 $23,005 $25,000
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 40 45 $23,738 $25,800
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 40 45 $24,839 $27,000
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4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 24 32 $13,022 $13,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 23 31 $13,861 $14,795
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring *Ltd Avail 24 32 $15,222 $16,255
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring Value 24 32 $15,539 $16,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic * i Touring *Ltd Avail 23 31 $16,061 $17,155
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,322 $17,435
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Value 23 31 $16,379 $17,495
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,779 $17,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,209 $18,385
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
5-Door HB Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,666 $18,875
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
4-Door Sedan Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
5-Door HB Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
5-Door HB Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,898 $22,340
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,991 $22,440
5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,497 $24,055
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,590 $24,155
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,433
$13,022
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,655
$13,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$261 / month
$232 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Honda Civic has a level of sophistication and refinement not possessed by most other small car models, with good safety and overall frugality. But if you like to carry cargo or backseat passengers, you can do better. The 2008 Mazda 3 is easily one of the best compact cars for sale in the United States.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
51.0 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.9 94.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.0 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 177.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 11.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2630 2780
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6300 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4300 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 32
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.87 1.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.29 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.76
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Sdn Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.39 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link E-type Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -

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