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Compare 2020 Honda Civic vs 2020 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2020 Nissan Sentra

2020 Honda Civic
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2020 Mazda MAZDA3
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2020 Nissan Sentra
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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
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S CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra S CVT 29 39 $18,352 $19,310
Sentra SR CVT 28 37 $20,571 $21,650
Sentra SV CVT 29 39 $19,357 $20,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,923
$20,565
$18,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,600
$21,500
$19,310
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
N/A
$322 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.7
6.0
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. The 2020 Nissan Sentra is sportier and better equipped but is still a value.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 24 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
- 36 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars - Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 - 96
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 - 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 - 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 - 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 - 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 - 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 - 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
34.5 - 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 - 54.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 - 44
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 - 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 - 106.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 - 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 - 62.6
Length, Overall (in)
177.3 - 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 - 56.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 4.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 - 14.3
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc - Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes - Yes
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 - -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 - 12.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 - 38.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion - Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 - P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 - P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2897 - 3047
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 - 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 - 16 X 6.5
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA - NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 - 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 - 149 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 - Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection - Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 - 146 @ 4400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 - 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 - 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 - 29
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.24 - 5.25
Trans Type
1 - 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA - NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 - 1.80
Trans Order Code
NA - NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD - CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 - -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Coupe - Nissan Sentra
Body Style
Coupe - Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut - Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut - Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link - Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 - 5.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - 150
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: No cash offers
  • Lease: From $250/mo. (Sign & Drive)
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR
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2020 Mazda MAZDA3
  • 2020 Mazda3 kept in good supply
  • $1,000 rebate for all buyers
  • Lease from $179 for 36 months + free 1st payment
  • Get 0% APR for 60 months, no payment for 90 days
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      2020 Nissan Sentra
      • Redesigned 2020 Sentra includes a more powerful engine
      • Rebates: Up to $1,000 cash back
      • Finance: From 0% APR for 36 months + $750
      • Lease: From $149 per month for 36 months
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