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2022 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Mazda Mazda3 Review

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2022 Honda
Civic

MSRP*: $21,700 to $28,300
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2021 Mazda
Mazda3

MSRP*: $20,650 to $32,600
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Invoice* $20,696 to $26,393 $19,751 to $31,169
MPG - City 30 - 33 MPG 23 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 37 - 42 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.4 - 14.8 ft3 13.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Continuously Variable Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 158 - 180 hp 155 - 227 hp
Exterior Length 184.0 in 183.5 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.1 in
Head Room Front 37.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 37.6 - 38.0 in
Rear 36.7 - 37.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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. 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 Honda Civic 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). 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.

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.

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

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.