Compare 2020 Honda Civic vs 2020 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2020 Volkswagen Jetta

2020 Honda Civic
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2020 Mazda MAZDA3
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2020 Volkswagen Jetta
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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
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Automatic AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 Hatchback Automatic AWD 24 32 $24,004 $25,100
Mazda3 Hatchback Automatic FWD 26 35 $22,665 $23,700
Mazda3 Hatchback Preferred Package Automatic AWD 24 32 $25,437 $26,600
Mazda3 Hatchback Preferred Package Automatic FWD 26 35 $24,098 $25,200
Mazda3 Hatchback Premium Package Automatic AWD 24 32 $27,636 $28,900
Mazda3 Hatchback Premium Package Automatic FWD 26 35 $26,298 $27,500
Mazda3 Hatchback Premium Package Manual FWD 25 35 $26,298 $27,500
Mazda3 Sedan FWD 26 35 $20,565 $21,500
Mazda3 Sedan Preferred Package AWD 25 33 $24,481 $25,600
Mazda3 Sedan Preferred Package FWD 26 35 $23,143 $24,200
Mazda3 Sedan Premium Package AWD 25 33 $26,679 $27,900
Mazda3 Sedan Premium Package FWD 27 36 $25,342 $26,500
Mazda3 Sedan Select Package AWD 25 33 $23,049 $24,100
Mazda3 Sedan Select Package FWD 26 35 $21,711 $22,700
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R-Line Automatic w/SULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta R-Line Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $22,555 $23,495
Jetta R-Line Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $22,555 $23,495
Jetta R-Line Manual w/SULEV 30 40 $21,787 $22,695
Jetta S Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $18,907 $19,695
Jetta S Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $18,907 $19,695
Jetta S Manual w/SULEV 30 40 $18,139 $18,895
Jetta SE Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $21,740 $22,645
Jetta SE Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $21,740 $22,645
Jetta SEL Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $24,474 $25,495
Jetta SEL Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $24,474 $25,495
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $26,827 $27,945
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $26,827 $27,945
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn DSG 25 32 $29,515 $30,745
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn Manual 25 33 $28,747 $29,945
Jetta GLI S DSG 25 32 $25,964 $27,045
Jetta GLI S Manual 25 33 $25,196 $26,245

Pricing

Invoice Price

$21,923
$24,004
$22,555

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$23,600
$25,100
$23,495

Monthly Payment Estimate

$393 / month
$418 / month
$392 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.7
6.7
5.8

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 docile 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is a solid compact sedan choice; for zesty performance, opt into the Jetta GLI.

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Fuel Economy

City

Coming Soon 24 mpg 30 mpg

Highway

Coming Soon 32 mpg 40 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Midsize Cars Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in)

42.3 42.3 41.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

88.6 92.7 94.7

Front Hip Room (in)

54.1 54.6 -

Second Leg Room (in)

35.9 35.1 37.4

Front Head Room (in)

36.5 38 38.5

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

48.1 50.9 -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56.9 55.7 55.9

Second Head Room (in)

34.5 37.2 37.2

Second Shoulder Room (in)

52.6 53.4 54

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.5 62.2 60.4

Wheelbase (in)

106.3 107.3 105.7

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

70.9 70.7 70.8

Track Width, Front (in)

60.9 61.7 60.7

Length, Overall (in)

177.3 175.6 185.1

Height, Overall (in)

54.9 56.7 57.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 5.5 5.6

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

11.9 - 14.1

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

- 47.1 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

- 20.1 -

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.2 10.4 10.8

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 11.5

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)

35.4 34.8 36.4

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P215/50HR17 P215/45VR18 P205/55HR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Front Tire Size

P215/50HR17 P215/45VR18 P205/55HR17

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)

2897 3255 2888

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 18 X 7 17 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 18 X 7 17 X 7

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)

35 27 34

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

40 32 40

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

31 24 30

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.65 - 0.41 3.55 5.07

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.24 3.63 3.32

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 MS

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 Coupe Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback Volkswagen Jetta

Body Style

Coupe i-ACTIV AWD Hatchback Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Torsion Beam Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Torsion Beam Torsion Beam

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

5.1 6.6 5.2

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 130 140

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- - 540

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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