Compare 2018 Honda Civic vs 2018 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2018 Nissan Sentra

2018 Honda Civic
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2018 Mazda MAZDA3
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2018 Nissan Sentra
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LX-P CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe LX-P CVT 30 39 $19,655 $21,150
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT 31 40 $23,914 $25,750
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $24,840 $26,750
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 30 36 $20,951 $22,550
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 38 $20,211 $21,750
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 30 36 $26,691 $28,750
Civic Sedan EX CVT 31 40 $19,831 $21,340
Civic Sedan EX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $20,757 $22,340
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT 32 42 $22,294 $24,000
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT w/Honda Sensing 32 42 $23,220 $25,000
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT w/Navigation 32 42 $23,220 $25,000
Civic Sedan EX-T CVT 32 42 $20,905 $22,500
Civic Sedan EX-T CVT w/Honda Sensing 32 42 $21,831 $23,500
Civic Sedan EX-T Manual 31 42 $20,164 $21,700
Civic Sedan LX CVT 31 40 $18,350 $19,740
Civic Sedan LX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $19,276 $20,740
Civic Sedan LX Manual 28 40 $17,609 $18,940
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 32 42 $24,886 $26,800
Civic Si Coupe Manual 28 38 $22,386 $24,100
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/High Performance Tires 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $32,200 $34,700
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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 $18,321 $19,145
Mazda3 4-Door Sport Manual 28 38 $17,319 $18,095
Mazda3 4-Door Touring Automatic 27 36 $20,230 $21,140
Mazda3 4-Door Touring Manual 25 34 $19,226 $20,090
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NISMO CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra NISMO CVT 25 30 $24,495 $25,790
Sentra NISMO Manual 25 31 $24,495 $25,790
Sentra S CVT 29 37 $17,811 $18,275
Sentra S Manual 27 35 $16,562 $16,990
Sentra SL CVT 29 37 $22,267 $23,440
Sentra SR CVT 29 37 $19,481 $20,500
Sentra SR Turbo CVT 27 33 $21,366 $22,490
Sentra SR Turbo Manual 26 32 $21,091 $22,200
Sentra SV CVT 29 37 $18,139 $19,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,655
$23,149
$24,495
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,150
$24,195
$25,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$353 / month
$403 / month
$430 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.2
5.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Honda Civic is a good car made better by plenty of options and value at nearly every stop. The 2018 Mazda 3 adds standard active safety features to an already compelling value. Among compact cars, this is one to consider. The 2018 Nissan Sentra is a compact car that does what it says on the package: it’s roomy, quiet, and relatively affordable.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 36 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 54.4 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2 42.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 96.3 96
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 55.5 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 35.8 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 37.6 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 53.5 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.2 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
34.5 37.5 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 57.3 58.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 61.4 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70.7 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61.2 60.2
Length, Overall (in)
176.9 180.3 183.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.1 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.1 12.4 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.4 11.5
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11.6 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 34.8 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P215/45WR18 P215/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P215/45WR18 P215/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2775 3100 3090
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 18 X 7 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 18 X 7 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
138 @ 4200 185 @ 3250 177 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152 1.6 L
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6500 184 @ 5700 188 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 27 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 36 30
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53 - 0.41 3.55 4.01 - 0.55
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.68 3.39 3.52
Trans Type
1 6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.71 3.89 3.77
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
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 Nissan Sentra
Body Style
Coupe Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 5.8 6.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 470
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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