Compare 2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Mazda MAZDA3

2017 Honda Civic
2017 Mazda MAZDA3
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EX-L CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe EX-L CVT 31 40 $21,854 $23,525
Civic Coupe EX-T CVT 31 40 $20,812 $22,400
Civic Coupe EX-T Manual 30 41 $20,072 $21,600
Civic Coupe LX CVT 30 39 $18,544 $19,950
Civic Coupe LX Manual 28 39 $17,804 $19,150
Civic Coupe LX-P CVT 30 39 $19,470 $20,950
Civic Coupe Si Manual 28 38 $22,201 $23,900
Civic Coupe Si Manual HPT 28 38 $22,386 $24,100
Civic Coupe Touring CVT 31 40 $24,354 $26,225
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $21,183 $22,800
Civic Hatchback EX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $22,109 $23,800
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT 31 40 $23,497 $25,300
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $24,423 $26,300
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $19,053 $20,500
Civic Hatchback LX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $19,979 $21,500
Civic Hatchback LX Manual 30 39 $18,313 $19,700
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 30 36 $20,535 $22,100
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 30 39 $19,794 $21,300
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 30 36 $26,275 $28,300
Civic Sedan EX CVT 31 40 $19,646 $21,140
Civic Sedan EX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $20,572 $22,140
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT 32 42 $22,109 $23,800
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT w/Honda Sensing 32 42 $23,034 $24,800
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT w/Navigation 32 42 $23,034 $24,800
Civic Sedan EX-T CVT 32 42 $20,720 $22,300
Civic Sedan EX-T CVT w/Honda Sensing 32 42 $21,646 $23,300
Civic Sedan EX-T Manual 31 42 $19,979 $21,500
Civic Sedan LX CVT 31 40 $18,165 $19,540
Civic Sedan LX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $19,090 $20,540
Civic Sedan LX Manual 28 40 $17,424 $18,740
Civic Sedan Si Manual 28 38 $22,201 $23,900
Civic Sedan Si Manual HPT 28 38 $22,386 $24,100
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 32 42 $24,701 $26,600
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $31,459 $33,900
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Grand Touring Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Grand Touring Automatic 27 36 $23,149 $24,195
Mazda3 4-Door Grand Touring Manual 25 34 $22,144 $23,145
Mazda3 4-Door Sport Automatic 28 37 $18,084 $18,895
Mazda3 4-Door Sport Manual 27 37 $17,080 $17,845
Mazda3 4-Door Touring Automatic 28 37 $20,568 $21,495
Mazda3 4-Door Touring Manual 27 37 $19,564 $20,445
Mazda3 5-Door Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $23,864 $24,945
Mazda3 5-Door Grand Touring Manual 25 33 $22,862 $23,895
Mazda3 5-Door Sport Automatic 28 37 $19,278 $20,145
Mazda3 5-Door Sport Manual 27 37 $18,275 $19,095
Mazda3 5-Door Touring 2.5 Automatic 26 35 $22,431 $23,445
Mazda3 5-Door Touring 2.5 Manual 25 33 $21,429 $22,395
Mazda3 5-Door Touring Automatic 28 37 $21,284 $22,245

2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Mazda 3: Compare Cars

Honda and Mazda are both known for the leanness and charm that they can build into their compact cars. Both brands have, for decades, excelled at not just at making good, fuel-efficient subcompact sedans (and hatchbacks) but also ones that are nimble and fun to drive.

And the latest Honda Civic and Mazda 3 keep entirely with that reputation—in offering more personality than a lot of the other driving appliances out there at the price. Honda has brought the Civic back in form with an all-new 2016 model that has a clean-sheet design, stiff new body, and efficient new engines—plus even more of an emphasis on safety technology. Meanwhile, the current version of the Mazda 3 is one of our top-rated compact cars, with an eye-catching exterior, excellent handling, and more of a premium feel than its low price might suggest.

 

Pricing

Invoice Price

$21,854
$23,149

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$23,525
$24,195

Monthly Payment Estimate

$392 / month
$403 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
7.3

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2017 Honda Civic gains a hatchback body this year, but we were already sold. It's a very good compact car. The 2017 Mazda 3 is near the top of our favorite compact cars on sale today. Its good performance, good fuel economy, and good value make for a very good car.

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TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

31 mpg 27 mpg

Highway

40 mpg 36 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in)

42.3 42.2

Passenger Volume (ft³)

88.6 96.3

Front Hip Room (in)

54.1 55.5

Second Leg Room (in)

35.9 35.8

Front Head Room (in)

36.5 37.6

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

48.1 53.5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56.9 57.2

Second Head Room (in)

34.5 37.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

52.6 54.4

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.5 61.4

Wheelbase (in)

106.3 106.3

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

70.8 70.7

Track Width, Front (in)

60.9 61.2

Length, Overall (in)

176.9 180.3

Height, Overall (in)

54.9 57.3

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 6.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

11.9 12.4

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.2 10.4

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.1 11.6

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

12.4 13.2

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

35.7 34.8

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P215/50HR17 P215/45WR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P215/50HR17 P215/45WR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2900 3100

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 18 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 18 X 7

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

162 @ 1700 185 @ 3250

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

1.5 L/91 2.5 L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

174 @ 6000 184 @ 5700

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

35 30

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

40 36

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

31 27

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.65 - 0.41 3.55

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.81 3.39

Trans Type

1 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.86 3.89

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Trans Description Cont.

CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.45

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.71

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

- 2.02

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.60

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda Civic Coupe Mazda Mazda3 4-Door

Body Style

Coupe Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

5.0 5.8

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 100

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

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