2016 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Mazda Mazda3 Review

Comparison Review

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. The Mazda Mazda3 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Civic as you will with the Mazda Mazda3, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). Whether you pick the Honda Civic or the Mazda Mazda3, it's going to cost you about the same. 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.

The Honda Civic is about the same width as the Mazda Mazda3. When looking at overall length, the Honda Civic takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda Mazda3.

With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mazda Mazda3.

The Honda Civic has a larger turning radius than the Mazda Mazda3, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic is somewhat more powerful than the Mazda Mazda3.

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.

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

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2016 Honda

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MSRP*: $19,050 - $26,125

2017 Mazda

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MSRP*: $19,095 - $23,895
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.40% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.68% --
City MPG: 26 - 31 25 - 28
Highway MPG: 38 - 41 33 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $17,711 - $24,262 $18,275 - $22,862

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.