2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Honda Civic

Compact cars are gaining in popularity as gas prices increase and people become more aware of emission effects on our environment. In the past, advanced features were hard to find on compact cars, but the 2018 Mazda3 is far from scantily equipped. In fact, the 2018 Mazda3 comes jam-packed with standard features that are most important to car shoppers.

The 2018 Mazda3 separates itself from competitors with its impressive engine performance and lengthy list of standard features, but how does it stand up to high-quality contenders like the 2018 Honda Civic? We're pitting the two against each other head-to-head to determine which vehicle has the competitive advantage. Read on for details!

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2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Honda Civic
Standard for all trims Forward Obstruction Warning Not available
Five Seating Capacity Five
150 lb.-ft. Standard Engine Torque 138 lb.-ft.
Six Transmission Speed Variable

The 2018 Honda Civic comes in five trim levels: LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, Touring. The LX trim comes standard with a manual transmission, and car shoppers unfamiliar with driving stick will have to pay extra for an automatic. The 2018 Civic comes with a 12.4 fuel tank capacity, which is significantly smaller than the 2018 Mazda3's, which means drivers will spend more time at the pump than on the road in the 2018 Civic. Additionally, the 2018 Civic is missing sought-after features such as Forward Obstruction Warning, remote fuel door release, and a trip computer, all of which come standard with the 2018 Mazda3.

The 2018 Mazda3 comes in three trim levels: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. The Sport trim comes standard with a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine with a maximum output of 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque, but car shoppers looking for more power under the hood have the option to opt for the Touring or Grand Touring trims. The Touring and Grand Touring models both come equipped with a high-power and fuel-efficient 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine that delivers 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. All trims come standard with great standard features including the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System with a 7-inch full-color touchscreen display, Pandora internet radio integration, Push Button Start, remote keyless entry, a rearview camera, and Smart City Brake Support.

Interested in learning more about the 2018 Mazda3? If so, don't hesitate to contact a member of our team at Matt Castrucci Honda or stop right in and see us at our location in Dayton! Drivers ready to get behind the wheel of the 2018 Mazda3, or any other model in our inventory, are encouraged to schedule an obligation-free test drive online today!

Front view of red 2018 Mazda3
Active Driving Display in 2018 Mazda3
2018 Mazda3 driver's seat and steering wheel
Rear styling of 2018 Mazda3