2017 Mazda3 vs 2017 Honda Civic

When you start doing research to decide what vehicle to choose for your next new car, it can seem like no amount of research is too much. Unfortunately, you probably don’t have all the time in the world to be looking through spec sheets and brochures for several different models. Here at Holiday Mazda, we’re always trying to make the car buying process easier and simpler for you, which is why we’ve done some research for you right here by matching up the 2017 Mazda3 vs the 2017 Honda Civic.

In the end, the decision is yours, but by comparing some key features side-by-side, it should help you get a better understanding of which vehicle might best suit your needs. For example, if safety is your top priority, you can’t go wrong with the 2017 Mazda3. Though the Honda Civic wasn’t close behind, the Mazda3 has it beat by being named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. We also can’t forget that the Mazda3 is available with an Active Driving Display, which projects important driving information on a screen in front of the driver, keeping your eyes more focused on the road.

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2017 Mazda3 VS 2017 Honda Civic
155 hp, 150 lb-ft of torque Standard Engine Specs 158 hp, 138 lb-ft of torque
Available at $19,095 MSRP Hatchback Variation Available at $19,700 MSRP
Top Safety Pick+ IIHS Rating Top Safety Pick
From $17,845 MSRP From $18,740

Differences Between the 2017 Mazda3 and 2017 Civic

One of the things that has always set Mazda apart from other auto manufacturers is the driving experience. Mazda has always taken great pride in delivering an enjoyable experience for those who enjoy driving, and the 2017 Mazda3 is no different thanks in part to its standard 155-horsepower engine pumping out 150 lb-ft of torque, which can be paired to either a manual or automatic transmission. The 2017 Civic’s standard power plant does deliver 3 more horsepower, but it falls far behind when comparing torque output.

Perhaps most importantly for some car buyers is the fact that the Mazda3 is a great value. Different drivers may have different ideas about what is considered a great value, but the Mazda3 not only has a lower starting MSRP than the 2017 Civic, it also comes standard with features the the Civic does not. These include an auxiliary port, voice recognition, USB ports and a trip computer. After all, in 2017, you would expect your car to have such features and capabilities.

We would love to share more details about this comparison between the 2017 Mazda3 vs 2017 Honda Civic, so contact us at Holiday Mazda to learn more. We look forward to helping you get behind the wheel.

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