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2014 Honda Civic Hybrid vs. 2014 Mazda Mazda3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Civic Hybrid offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mazda Mazda3 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3, the Honda Civic Hybrid may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Honda Civic Hybrid will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda Mazda3, 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). The Honda Civic Hybrid is somewhat more expensive 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 Hybrid and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic Hybrid 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 Hybrid takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda Mazda3.

Drivetrain
The Honda Civic Hybrid has much less torque than the Mazda Mazda3, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Mazda Mazda3. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic Hybrid and the Mazda Mazda3. The Honda Civic Hybrid has less cargo capacity than the Mazda Mazda3, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2014 Honda
Civic Hybrid

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MSRP*: $24,635

2014 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $16,945 - $25,995
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.96%
City MPG: 44
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
28 - 29
Highway MPG: 47 39 - 41
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $22,882 $16,474 - $24,869

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