Compare 2020 Honda Civic vs 2020 Mazda MAZDA3

2020 Honda Civic
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe EX CVT N/A N/A $21,923 $23,600
Civic Coupe LX CVT N/A N/A $19,563 $21,050
Civic Coupe Sport CVT N/A N/A $21,044 $22,650
Civic Coupe Sport Manual N/A N/A $20,303 $21,850
Civic Coupe Touring CVT N/A N/A $25,303 $27,250
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $22,525 $24,250
Civic Hatchback EX-L CVT 31 40 $23,636 $25,450
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $20,211 $21,750
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 29 35 $21,970 $23,650
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 37 $21,229 $22,850
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 29 35 $26,876 $28,950
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Manual 29 37 $26,136 $28,150
Civic Sedan EX CVT N/A N/A $22,247 $23,950
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT N/A N/A $23,358 $25,150
Civic Sedan LX CVT N/A N/A $19,331 $20,800
Civic Sedan LX Manual 25 36 $18,591 $20,000
Civic Sedan Sport CVT N/A N/A $20,998 $22,600
Civic Sedan Sport Manual N/A N/A $20,257 $21,800
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $25,858 $27,850
Civic Si Coupe Manual 26 36 $23,405 $25,200
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/Summer Tires 26 36 $23,590 $25,400
Civic Si Sedan Manual N/A N/A $23,405 $25,200
Civic Si Sedan Manual w/Summer Tires N/A N/A $23,590 $25,400
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $34,324 $36,995
2020 Mazda MAZDA3

2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Mazda 3: Compare Cars

The Mazda 3 and Honda Civic stand above and beyond much of the compact-car class for how they prioritize the driving experience itself. Neither one forgets that cost-conscious compact-car shoppers want a car that’s inherently practical, frugal, and packed with features for the money.

These two rivals at the fun-to-drive end of the small-car spectrum have a lot in common. They’re both offered in hatchback or sedan versions, with the hatchback versions pushing boldly in the styling department. They offer manual gearboxes in at least some of their lineup at a time when that’s become hard to find. And they’re both high achievers for safety.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,923
$20,565
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,600
$21,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
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
- 24 mpg
Highway
- 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars -
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 -
Passenger Capacity
5 -
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 -
Second Head Room (in)
34.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 -
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 -
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
177.3 -
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2897 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Displacement
1.5 L/91 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 -
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 -
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 -
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.24 -
Trans Type
1 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 -
Trans Order Code
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Coupe -
Body Style
Coupe -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 -
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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2020 Honda Civic
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  • Rebate: Up to $500 off (2020)
  • Lease: From $240/mo. (2020, Sign & Drive)
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR
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2020 Mazda MAZDA3
  • 2021 Mazda3 easy to find
  • $1,000 factory rebate for all buyers
  • Lease from $183 for 36 months
  • APR from 0.9% for 60 months + $500 bonus

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