Compare 2019 Honda Civic vs 2019 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2019 Volkswagen Golf

2019 Honda Civic
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2019 Mazda MAZDA3
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2019 Volkswagen Golf
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EX-L Navi CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT 31 40 $24,377 $26,250
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 30 36 $26,691 $28,750
Civic Sedan EX CVT 32 42 $21,738 $23,400
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT 32 42 $22,849 $24,600
Civic Sedan LX CVT 30 38 $18,822 $20,250
Civic Sedan Sport CVT 29 37 $20,396 $21,950
Civic Sedan Sport Manual 25 36 $19,655 $21,150
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $25,349 $27,300
Civic Si Coupe Manual 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $33,126 $35,700
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AWD Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 Hatchback AWD Automatic 24 32 $23,908 $25,000
Mazda3 Hatchback AWD Automatic w/Preferred Pkg 24 32 $25,437 $26,600
Mazda3 Hatchback AWD Automatic w/Premium Pkg 24 32 $27,636 $28,900
Mazda3 Hatchback FWD Automatic 26 35 $22,570 $23,600
Mazda3 Hatchback FWD Automatic w/Preferred Pkg 26 35 $24,098 $25,200
Mazda3 Hatchback FWD Automatic w/Premium Pkg 26 35 $26,298 $27,500
Mazda3 Hatchback FWD Manual w/Premium Pkg 25 35 $26,298 $27,500
Mazda3 Sedan AWD w/Preferred Pkg 25 33 $24,481 $25,600
Mazda3 Sedan AWD w/Premium Pkg 25 33 $26,679 $27,900
Mazda3 Sedan AWD w/Select Pkg 25 33 $22,952 $24,000
Mazda3 Sedan FWD 26 35 $20,086 $21,000
Mazda3 Sedan FWD w/Preferred Pkg 26 35 $23,143 $24,200
Mazda3 Sedan FWD w/Premium Pkg 27 36 $25,342 $26,500
Mazda3 Sedan FWD w/Select Pkg 26 35 $21,614 $22,600
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1.4T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 1.4T S Automatic 29 37 $22,027 $22,945
Golf 1.4T SE Automatic 29 37 $24,236 $25,245
Golf 1.4T SE Manual 29 37 $23,179 $24,145
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S DSG 22 30 $26,875 $27,995
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S Manual 21 30 $25,819 $26,895
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE DSG 22 30 $30,331 $31,595
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE Manual 21 30 $29,275 $30,495
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL DSG 22 30 $34,651 $36,095
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL Manual 21 30 $33,595 $34,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn DSG 25 31 $35,611 $37,095
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn Manual 24 32 $34,555 $35,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Rabbit Edition DSG 25 31 $28,795 $29,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Rabbit Edition Manual 24 32 $27,739 $28,895
Golf GTI 2.0T S DSG 25 31 $27,547 $28,695
Golf GTI 2.0T S Manual 24 32 $26,492 $27,595
Golf GTI 2.0T SE DSG 25 31 $31,579 $32,895
Golf GTI 2.0T SE Manual 24 32 $30,523 $31,795
Golf R 2.0T DSG w/DCC/Nav 23 30 $39,835 $41,495
Golf R 2.0T Manual w/DCC/Nav 21 29 $38,779 $40,395
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Automatic 4MOTION 22 29 $24,474 $25,495
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Manual 4MOTION 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,377
$23,908
$22,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,250
$25,000
$22,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$438 / month
$417 / month
$382 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
Safety upgrades this year make the 2019 Honda Civic as compelling as ever. The 2019 Mazda 3 keeps the zoom, but all-wheel-drive practicality and a vastly upgraded interior make it much more than that. The practical 2019 VW Golf is a smart choice whether as a frugal hatchback or a zippy GTI.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 24 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 32 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.3 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.8 92.7 93.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36 35.1 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.8 50.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.7 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.2 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 53.4 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 62.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 107.3 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70.7 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61.7 61
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 175.6 167.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.7 58.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.5 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.2 - 53.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
25.7 20.1 17.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.4 10.7
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 11.3
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 12.7 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 34.8 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P215/45VR18 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P215/45VR18 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2976 3255 3023
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7 15 X 6
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 186 @ 4000 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.5 L/152 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 186 @ 6000 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 27 (Est) 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 32 (Est) 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 24 (Est) 29
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 3.55 5.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 3.63 3.87
Trans Type
1 6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 3.05 4.00
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.35 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.74 1.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.02 2.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00 1.47
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.60 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Hatchback Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 - 5.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 480
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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2019 Honda Civic
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  • Lease: From $189 for 36 mo. (2019)
  • Finance: From 2.9% APR (2019, select states)
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