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2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Mazda Mazda3 Review

New 2020 Honda Civic

2020 Honda
Civic

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New 2020 Mazda Mazda3

2020 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*
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$20,000 to $27,850
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$21,500 to $27,900
Invoice* $18,591 to $25,859 $20,565 to $26,679
MPG - City 25 - 32 25 - 27
MPG - Hwy 36 - 42 33 - 36
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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Civic than the Mazda Mazda3. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3, the Honda Civic may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
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.

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

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. The Honda Civic has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mazda Mazda3.

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