The 2018 Mazda3 vs. 2018 Honda Civic

The All-New Mazda3 Proves to be an Unstoppable Force Against the Competition
Every detail of the interior was designed to make driving better. From the glove box to the instrument panel to the gear selector, everything was placed with intention and care to make your every move more intuitive. Mazda's commitment to excellence through it's usage of the highest quality materials, skilled craftsman, and finest machined parts are all essential principals embodied within Mazda's KODO design philosophy. No Mazda3 is exactly the same. Each vehicle is in fact hand-crafted during the design process with specialized molding clay handled by skilled artisans who live and breath the KODO way of life.
"Mazda's entire lineup is handsome ... with many of its competitors either overstyled or downright boring to behold, the 3 strikes a beautiful balance of aesthetics that lend it greater street presence than most small cars".

- Car and Driver

Mazdas' competitor, Honda, believes that taking a hands on approach when manufacturing their vehicles slows down production and has the potential to hinder the growth of their end-of-the-month number of cars produced. Honda is more interested in quantity over quality and it shows in the company's fast-paced "factory-fresh" hands off approach. The Honda Civic is often regarded as the closest form of competition when being compared to the 2018 Mazda3, but only because they happen to fall into the same vehicle model category. Honda consistently falls short of reaching standards long held by the likes of Mazdas' award winning vehicles.

"Tech is one of the Civic's weaknesses.The infotainment system is one of the more difficult to use ... add the overly sensitive safety features and it's clear Honda has some ground to make up in this area".


The Mazda3's technology is one of the several factors that makes it a standout vehicle in terms of quality, responsiveness, and power. The infotainment system in the 2018 Mazda3 is bar none and according to Mark Takahashi of Edmunds the 2018 Mazda3 has, " of the best infotainment setups out right now, and the optional Bose audio system produces some fantastic sound for a car of this size and class". The technology housed inside the cabin of the 2018 Mazda3 is equally as impressive as the technology humming underneath the hood. Let's compare a few ways in which superior Mazda engineering continues to lead the auto industry forward and into the future.
MSRP: $19,835

The Honda Civic adheres to the standards of your typical daily driver vehicle with little to offer in the way of strength under the hood. The Civic struggles to produce a maximum 138 foot-pounds of torque, while pushing itself to the limit at 4200 RPM's.

The Civic's fuel tank size is another drawback. At less than 12 and-a-half gallons the Civic will waste more fuel trying its best to reach top torque performance and cause more frequent penny pinching trips to the gas station.

The Civic's average 6-speed transmission is now considered an outdated relic of the past. With so many technological advancements in the automotive industry it's surprising that Honda has never considered further researching the transmissions of their vehicles like Mazda has.

2018 MAZDA3
MSRP: $18,970


The 2018 Mazda3 however, effortlessly produces a maximum 150 foot-pounds of torque and does so at only 4000 RPM's. This makes for a smoother and sportier ride.

The 2018 Mazda3's fuel tank holds well over 13 gallons and keeps the driver worry free about the efficiency of how that fuel is being used. A larger gas tank also means less frequent trips to the gas station.


The 2018 Mazda3 comes standard with SKYACTIV technology for both the automatic and manual transmission versions of the vehicle and throughout all trim levels. Mazda has spent years developing technology to finely tune the driver's ride and further enhance the passenger's experience to make for smooth and steady travel.

The Honda Civic is a more expensive, less fuel efficient, limited power imitation of the 2018 Mazda3. From the very first stages of production to the power it gives when driven the 2018 Mazda3 continues to be a leader in the compact sedan sector of the automotive industry.

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