Compare 2011 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2011 Honda Civic

2011 Mazda MAZDA3
2011 Honda Civic
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,801 $15,800
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,648 $16,705
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,443 $17,555
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,952 $18,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,749 $18,950
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,303 $19,545
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,771 $20,045
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,052 $20,345
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,521 $20,845
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,079 $22,510
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,546 $23,010
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,827 $23,310
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,294 $23,810
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4-Door Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,387 $15,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,121 $16,405
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,176 $17,555
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,910 $18,355
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $18,056 $19,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,790 $20,405
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,212 $21,955
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,441 $22,205
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,624 $22,405
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,624 $22,405
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $22,046 $23,955
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,275 $24,205
4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,571 $15,805
4-Door Manual DX-VP 26 34 $15,259 $16,555
4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,305 $16,605
4-Door Automatic DX-VP 25 36 $15,993 $17,355
4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,359 $17,755
4-Door Manual LX-S 26 34 $16,910 $18,355
4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $17,093 $18,555
4-Door Automatic LX-S 25 36 $17,643 $19,155
4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $18,056 $19,605
4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,790 $20,405
4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,212 $21,955
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,624 $22,405
4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,624 $22,405
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,808 $22,605
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $22,046 $23,955
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,459 $24,405
4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $24,021 $25,490
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 40 43 $22,041 $23,950
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 40 43 $23,142 $25,150
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 40 43 $23,876 $25,950
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 40 43 $24,976 $27,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,801
$14,571
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,800
$15,805
Monthly Payment Estimate
$263 / month
$263 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Mazda3 provides more driving enjoyment than most other small-car models, along with a stylish, racy look; but with a tight, noisy cabin, it’s not without compromise. The 2011 Honda Civic is still a standout for its perky driving feel and responsiveness, but in most other respects it's no longer so impressive.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 53.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 51.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 90.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 177.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 69.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 12.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
35.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 2.70
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2859 2630
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4500 128 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 140 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.14
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.24
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.87
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Honda Civic Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.39
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5
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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