Compare 2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Mazda MAZDA3

2017 Honda Civic
2017 Mazda MAZDA3
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LX-P CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe LX-P CVT 30 39 $19,470 $20,950
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $24,423 $26,300
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 Touring 2.5 Automatic 26 35 $22,431 $23,445
Mazda3 5-Door Touring 2.5 Manual 25 33 $21,429 $22,395

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.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,470
$23,149
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,950
$24,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$349 / 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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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 54.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 57.3
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.1 12.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P215/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P215/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2775 3100
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
138 @ 4200 185 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6500 184 @ 5700
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 36
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53 - 0.41 3.55
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.68 3.39
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.71 3.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.60
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.45
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.02
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Coupe Mazda Mazda3 4-Door
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 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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