2016 Civic Sedan vs 2016 Mazda3

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Mazda3

2016 Mazda3

The 2016 Honda Civic and the 2016 Mazda3 are both fun-to-drive, efficient, and sporty small cars. They would probably satisfy your criteria if you need a new compact sedan, but if you’re a savvy shopper looking for the best choice, you had better find out how they compare side by side. You can see for yourself below!

Performance and Efficiency

When it comes down to the performance and efficiency numbers there’s a clear winner. While the 2016 Mazda3 puts up impressive fuel economy numbers with its 2.0L four-cylinder and six-speed automatic transmission – the EPA gives it a total of 30 mpg city/41 mpg highway/34 mpg combined – the 2016 Honda Civic does better. The Honda Civic with continuously variable transmission and 2.0L four-cylinder earns an EPA estimate of 31 mpg city/41 mpg highway/35 mpg combined*. That engine also makes 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque.

The Mazda3 makes 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque with its 2.0L engine. But, the Honda Civic is available with a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder that earns an EPA estimated 31 mpg city/42 mpg highway/35 mpg combined. The turbo four makes 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.

The Honda Civic and the Mazda3 might be closely matched, but the Civic is the clear winner in both power and efficiency.

Passenger and Cargo Volume

Compact doesn’t have to mean cramped. How do these models compare when it comes to interior and cargo space? The 2016 Honda Civic offers a total of 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space and a total of 97.8 cubic feet of passenger space. The 2016 Mazda3 has only 12.4 cubic feet in the trunk and 96.3 cubic feet in the passenger compartment.

What does that mean in terms of seating space? It means that the Civic has more front and rear head room and leg room than the Mazda3.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

You can drive the latest Honda Civic right now here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, the leading local Elgin and Crystal Lake area Honda dealership. We’re located right here at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, so come visit us today to find out all about the latest Civic!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.