Compare 2011 Honda Civic vs 2011 Mazda MAZDA3

2011 Honda Civic
2011 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 $15,121 $16,405
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,790 $20,405
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $20,624 $22,405
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,212 $21,955
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $22,046 $23,955
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,910 $18,355
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,387 $15,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $18,056 $19,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,176 $17,555
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,441 $22,205
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $22,275 $24,205
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $20,624 $22,405
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 40 43 $22,041 $23,950
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 40 43 $23,142 $25,150
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 40 43 $23,876 $25,950
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 40 43 $24,976 $27,150
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,305 $16,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX-VP 25 36 $15,993 $17,355
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,790 $20,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $20,624 $22,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,212 $21,955
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $22,046 $23,955
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $24,021 $25,490
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $17,093 $18,555
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX-S 25 36 $17,643 $19,155
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,571 $15,805
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX-VP 26 34 $15,259 $16,555
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $18,056 $19,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,359 $17,755
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX-S 26 34 $16,910 $18,355
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,624 $22,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $22,459 $24,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $20,808 $22,605
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,443 $17,555
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,749 $18,950
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,827 $23,310
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,052 $20,345
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,801 $15,800
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,648 $16,705
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,952 $18,100
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,079 $22,510
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,303 $19,545
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,294 $23,810
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,521 $20,845
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,546 $23,010
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,771 $20,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,121
$16,443
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,405
$17,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$293 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Honda Civic is still a standout for its perky driving feel and responsiveness, but in most other respects it's no longer so impressive. The 2011 Mazda3 provides more driving enjoyment than most other small-car models, along with a stylish, racy look; but with a tight, noisy cabin, it’s not without compromise.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.2 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.7 94.1
Second Head Room (in)
35.1 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
30.3 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
175.5 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.0 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.9 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.5 11.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.6 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.73 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 35.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/55HR16
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)
2652 2922
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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 - 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4300 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6300 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.29
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.96 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.67 3.62
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Cpe Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
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)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 5.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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