Compare 2020 Honda Civic vs 2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Mazda MAZDA3

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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $22,433 $24,150
Civic Hatchback EX-L CVT 31 40 $23,544 $25,350
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $20,118 $21,650
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 29 35 $21,877 $23,550
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 37 $21,136 $22,750
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 29 35 $26,784 $28,850
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Manual 29 37 $26,043 $28,050
Civic Sedan LX Manual 25 36 $18,359 $19,750
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $25,627 $27,600
Civic Si Coupe Manual 26 36 $23,220 $25,000
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/Summer Tires 26 36 $23,405 $25,200
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ECO DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra ECO DCT 33 41 $20,496 $21,250
Elantra Limited IVT 30 40 $21,732 $22,800
Elantra Limited IVT SULEV 30 40 $21,732 $22,800
Elantra SE IVT 30 40 $18,323 $18,950
Elantra SE IVT SULEV 30 40 $18,323 $18,950
Elantra SEL IVT 30 40 $19,031 $19,700
Elantra SEL IVT SULEV 30 40 $19,031 $19,700
Elantra Sport DCT 26 33 $22,786 $23,800
Elantra Value Edition IVT 30 40 $19,881 $20,600
Elantra Value Edition IVT SULEV 30 40 $19,881 $20,600
Elantra GT Automatic 25 32 $19,826 $20,650
Elantra GT N Line Automatic 25 32 $23,538 $24,600
Elantra GT N Line Manual 23 30 $22,504 $23,500
2020 Mazda MAZDA3
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,433
$20,496
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,150
$21,250
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$403 / month
$354 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Honda Civic sets the pace among affordable compact cars. The Mazda 3 punches above its weight class with an upmarket interior, good handling, and optional all-wheel drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 33 mpg -
Highway
40 mpg 41 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Second Hip Room (in)
48.8 51.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 55.3 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.8 95.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36 35.7 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 40.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 181.9 -
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.5 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 61.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70.9 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
25.7 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.2 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.4 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 8 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8 -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 14 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 17.4 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P195/65TR15 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P195/65TR15 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2961 2857 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 128 @ 5500 -
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 -
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 156 @ 1400 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA -
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.4 L/83 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 41 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 33 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 36 -
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 5.10 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA -
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 3.81 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 4.12 -
Trans Type
1 7 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.26 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.07 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.96 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.88 -
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan -
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Hatchback Hyundai Elantra -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 4.9 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130 -
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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