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2021 Honda Civic Type R vs. 2021 Mazda Mazda3 Review

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2021 Honda
Civic Type R

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2021 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*
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$37,895 to $43,995
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$22,650 to $33,900
Invoice* $35,324 to $41,002 $21,662 to $32,413
MPG - City 22 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 28 31 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 Type R offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mazda Mazda3. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3, the Honda Civic Type R may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Mazda Mazda3 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Honda Civic Type R, 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 Type R will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mazda Mazda3, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Type R and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic Type R is much wider than the Mazda Mazda3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Honda Civic Type R, which is slightly longer than the Mazda Mazda3.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic Type R does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mazda Mazda3.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic Type R has a much more powerful engine than the Mazda Mazda3. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Honda Civic Type R has less seating than the Mazda Mazda3, making the Mazda Mazda3 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Honda Civic Type R as you will in the Mazda Mazda3.

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