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2014 Honda Civic vs. 2014 Mazda Mazda3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda3 than the Honda Civic, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Civic and the Mazda Mazda3 in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mazda Mazda3 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Honda Civic, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Civic will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mazda Mazda3. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Civic and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic is much slimmer than the Mazda Mazda3, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Honda Civic takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda Mazda3.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Honda Civic doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda Mazda3.

Handling
The Honda Civic has about the same turning radius as the Mazda Mazda3, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Honda Civic has less horsepower than the Mazda Mazda3, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Mazda Mazda3. The Honda Civic has significantly less cargo room than the Mazda Mazda3, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Honda Civic comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda Mazda3.

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2014 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,190 - $22,790

2014 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $18,945 - $26,495
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.26% As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 22 - 29 27 - 29
Highway MPG: 31 - 38 37 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,915 - $21,174 $18,131 - $25,345

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