Compare 2008 Honda Civic vs 2008 Mazda MAZDA3

2008 Honda Civic
2008 Mazda MAZDA3
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2-Door Automatic DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,392 $15,610
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $17,969 $19,510
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $20,675 $22,460
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,181 $17,560
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $13,658 $14,810
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,235 $18,710
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX w/Navi 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L w/Navi 26 34 $19,941 $21,660
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $15,447 $16,760
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $19,437 $21,110
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $21,042 $22,860
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi & Summer Tires 21 29 $21,225 $23,060
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $19,620 $21,310
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 40 45 $20,803 $22,600
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan w/Navi 40 45 $22,408 $24,350
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,575 $15,810
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $17,969 $19,510
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $20,675 $22,460
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $23,174 $24,590
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,364 $17,760
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $13,842 $15,010
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,235 $18,710
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX w/Navi 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX-L w/Navi 26 34 $19,941 $21,660
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $15,630 $16,960
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $19,620 $21,310
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si Mugen 21 29 $27,132 $29,500
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $21,225 $23,060
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi & Summer Tires 21 29 $21,409 $23,260
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $19,803 $21,510
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 23 31 $13,861 $14,795
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 23 31 $16,061 $17,155
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Value 23 31 $16,379 $17,495
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,209 $18,385
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 24 32 $13,022 $13,895
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 24 32 $15,222 $16,255
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring Value 24 32 $15,539 $16,595
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,322 $17,435
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,666 $18,875
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,590 $24,155
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,991 $22,440
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,779 $17,925
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
Mazda3 5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,497 $24,055
Mazda3 5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,898 $22,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,392
$13,861
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,610
$14,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$260 / month
$247 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Honda Civic Coupe brings back Honda's sporty reputation, with the Si version a particularly fun and engaging ride. 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
25 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
30.3 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.7 94.3
Second Hip Room (in)
49.2 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 54.9
Second Head Room (in)
35.1 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.9 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
174.8 177.4
Height, Overall (in)
53.5 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 103.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.5 11.5
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.62 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.73 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2650 2811
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.50
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.67 2.82
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Cpe Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link E-type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut

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