Compare Honda Civic vs. Mazda Mazda3

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2014 Honda Civic 2014 Mazda Mazda3
2014 Honda Civic 2014 Mazda Mazda3
LX CVT Sedan
  • LX Manual Coupe
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX CVT Coupe
  • LX CVT Sedan
  • HF CVT Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX CVT Sedan
  • EX CVT Coupe
  • EX-L CVT Coupe
  • EX-L CVT Sedan
  • Si Manual Coupe
  • Si Manual Sedan
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires
  • Si Manual Sedan with Summer Tires
  • EX-L CVT Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L CVT Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires and Navigation
  • Natural Gas Automatic Sedan
  • Natural Gas Automatic Sedan with Navigation
4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 5dr HB Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Sport
  • 5dr HB Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring


MSRP $19,190 $17,995  
Invoice $17,841 $17,495
Avg. Paid $15,279 $14,220

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.5 8.6  
Critics' Rating 8.4 9.6
Performance 7.8 9.3
Interior 7.6 7.6
Cost to Own 9.1 9.2
Safety 9.3 9.7
Reliability 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Ample standard features
  • Smooth transmissions
  • Quick acceleration
  • Sporty handling
  • Great fuel economy
  • Upscale cabin
  • Easy-to-use tech features
  • Small trunk
  • Limited trunk space

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
MPG 30 City / 39 Hwy 30 City / 41 Hwy



Body Style Sedan Sedan  


Wheelbase(in) 105.1 106.3  
Length, Overall (in) 179.4 180.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69 70.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 57.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional  


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2811 2848  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard  
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.6 96.3
Front Head Room (in) 39 38.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 57.2
Front Hip Room (in) 50.5 55.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.6
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 54.4
Second Hip Room (in) 51.4 53.5
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.5 12.4


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard  

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional  
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard


Cloth Seats Optional Optional  
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 143 @ 6500 155 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 129 @ 4300 150 @ 4000
Transmission CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 35.4 34.8


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 39 41
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.2


Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link


Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.