Honda Civic vs. Mazda Mazda3

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Key Specs

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.57 / 5
47 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 hp
186 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L I
2.5L SKYACTIV

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
42.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
38 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.4 in.
35.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 in.
37.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.1 cu. ft.
13.2 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/50HR17 - P215/55HR16
P205/60HR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
107.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
182.7 in.
183.5 in.

Width

Width
70.9 in.
70.7 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
2762 - 2771 lbs.
3071 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 hp
186 hp

Torque

Torque
138 ft. lbs.
186 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.4 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
31 - 34 mpg
31 mpg

City

City
25 - 30 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
36 - 38 mpg
35 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Sedan
Mazda Mazda3 Sedan

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
97.8 ft³.
92.8 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
2762 - 2771 lbs.
3071 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
29 - 33 mpg.
30 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 - 30 mpg.
26 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
36 - 38 mpg.
35 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122
2.5 L/152

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
1 - 6
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD - Manual w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53 - 0.41 - 3.64
3.55

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08
2.02

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36
1.35

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83
0.74

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69
0.60

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.71 - 3.67
3.05

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.24 - 3.94
3.42

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 - 6.1
5.8

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Torsion Beam

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 - P215/55HR16
P205/60HR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 - P215/55HR16
P205/60HR16

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 7 - 17 X 7 in.
16 X 6.5 - 18 X 7 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 7 - 17 X 7 in.
16 X 6.5 - 18 X 7 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Steel
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Steel
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft.
34.8 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.1 in.
11 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.2 in.
10.4 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
12.4 gal.
13.2 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
38 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
42.3 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57 in.
55.7 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
53.7 in.
54.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 in.
37.3 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
37.4 in.
35.1 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55 in.
53.5 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
47.3 in.
50.9 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
107.3 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
182.7 in.
183.5 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.9 in.
70.7 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
55.7 in.
56.9 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.9 in.
61.7 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.5 in.
62.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.1 ft³.
13.2 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Civic
Mazda3

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
2.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4