Compare 2021 Honda Civic vs 2021 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2021 Nissan Sentra

2021 Honda Civic
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $23,423 $24,700
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $21,172 $22,200
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 29 35 $22,855 $24,100
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 37 $22,098 $23,300
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 29 35 $27,416 $29,400
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Manual 29 37 $26,671 $28,600
Civic Sedan EX CVT N/A N/A $23,139 $24,400
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT 32 42 $24,275 $25,600
Civic Sedan LX CVT N/A N/A $20,268 $21,250
Civic Sedan Sport CVT N/A N/A $21,862 $23,050
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $26,392 $28,300
Civic Type R Limited Edition Manual 22 28 $41,001 $43,995
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $35,323 $37,895
2021 Mazda MAZDA3
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S CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra S CVT 29 39 $18,447 $19,410
Sentra SR CVT 28 37 $20,665 $21,750
Sentra SV CVT 29 39 $19,451 $20,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,423
$19,609
$18,447
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,700
$20,500
$19,410
Monthly Payment Estimate
$412 / month
N/A
$324 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.7
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Honda Civic doesn’t let social responsibility get in the way of a good time. The 2021 Mazda 3 straddles the mainstream and upscale markets with a quality cabin, power that ranges from pedestrian to plentiful, and available all-wheel drive. The 2021 Nissan Sentra has a sleek shape and a more refined ride, which makes it a better value than in the past.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 23 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 36 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars - Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 - 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 - 54.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 - 44
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.8 - 96
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36 - 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 - 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 - 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.8 - 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 - 56.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 - 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 - 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 - 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 - 106.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 - 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 - 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 4.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.2 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
25.7 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- - 14.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 - -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 - 12.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion - Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 - 38.1
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2955 - 3036
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 - 16 X 6.5
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
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection - Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 - 146 @ 4400
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 - 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 - 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 - 39
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD - CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 - 2.63 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 - 5.10
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Hatchback - Nissan Sentra
Body Style
Hatchback - Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut - Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut - Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 - 5.3
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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2021 Honda Civic
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