2016 Mazda3 vs 2016 Honda Civic
2016 Mazda3 2016 Honda Civic
$17,845 MSRP $18,490
2.0-liter SKYACTIV® 4-cyl Engine 2.0-liter 4-cyl
155 hp Horsepower 158 hp
30 city/41 hwy Fuel Economy 30 city/39 hwy

2016 Mazda3 vs 2016 Honda Civic

2016 Mazda3 and 2016 Honda Civic Comparison

For many car shoppers searching for a new compact vehicle, fuel economy and price are two of the top things they search for when buying a new car. While there may be other important things on their list like features, options, safety and comfort, fuel economy is, and always has been one of the most important. The compact car segment of the auto industry can be a difficult area to search for a new car. With so many choices the decision and the research process can be tough and time consuming. This side-by-side comparison between the 2016 Mazda3 vs 2016 Honda Civic will help show you the main differences of these two top contenders.

Both the 2016 Mazda3 and 2016 Honda Civic have been top choices for a new car for a quite some time now. While the Honda Civic is known for reliability and fuel economy for many years, it has started to let the competition not only catch up, but also take the lead in many areas. As see in the above chart, the new Mazda3 offers a higher fuel economy rating than the new Honda Civic and that’s not the only thing that the Mazda3 has an advantage in.

2016 Mazda3 and 2016 Honda Civic Comparison

The Mazda3 is well known for offering excellent fuel economy ratings but it also delivers an incredibly fun driving experience behind the wheel. Thanks to Mazda’s SKYACTIV®-G engine technology, the 2016 Mazda3 now gives you more miles to the gallon than the 2016 Honda Civic and it also delivers better performance and handling on the road. Even though both vehicles offer the same engine size, Mazda’s SKYACTIV®-G engine technology uses it’s power more efficiently.

On the inside of the Mazda3 and Honda Civic you will find a similar amount of standard features and available options and as you make your way up to the higher trim levels, you’ll notice even more similarities in the interior feature offerings. So why is the Honda Civic more expensive, we’re still trying to figure that out. The Honda Civic has had its day and now it's time for the Mazda3 to have its. A lower price, a higher fuel economy rating and a more stylish look helps give the 2016 Mazda3 the the victory in this comparison.

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