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2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Mazda Mazda3 Review

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2021 Honda
Civic

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2021 Mazda
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MSRP*
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$22,200 to $29,400
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$22,650 to $33,900
Invoice* $21,172 to $27,417 $21,662 to $32,413
MPG - City 29 - 31 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 35 - 40 31 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Civic offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mazda Mazda3. 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
With the Honda Civic you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mazda Mazda3, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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
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.

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 a larger turning radius than the Mazda Mazda3, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver 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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Honda Civic as you will in the Mazda Mazda3.

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