2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Honda Civic

2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Honda Civic

Take a look at these two compact sedans and let us help you determine which one is right for your needs with our 2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Honda Civic comparison. With the looks alone, the Mazda3 stands out in the comparison, but let’s see how they compare otherwise. If you decide you want a Mazda3, then come to Holiday Mazda in Fond du Lac near Beaver Dam and Slinger, WI. We have the cars you want, and we are Worth the Trip!

2018 Mazda3


2018 Honda Civic

$18,095 MSRP $18,940
Available Heads Up Display Not Available
185 Pound-Feet Maximum Torque 162 Pound-Feet
Yes Hatchback Option Yes
2018 Mazda3 active driving display


The top trim of the Mazda3 is the Grand Touring, and it’s loaded with so much technology and so many features that it is essentially a luxury car. Among those features you will find many highlights including LED headlights, a Bose® 9-speaker sound system, and more.

The Grand Touring trim even adds a heads-up display which is a feature that isn’t available at any trim level on the 2018 Civic. This display gives you tons of driving information including speed, cruise control, and safety information.

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2018 Mazda3 manual shift lever


Not only does the top Mazda3 engine have more torque than the top engine for the Civic with 185 pound-feet compared to 162 pound-feet respectively, it also has more power with 184 horsepower compared to 180 horsepower. The horsepower difference may be small, but it’s torque that gives you the get up and go that you want.

The base model engine on the Mazda3 also gives you solid torque performance with 150 pound-feet. For comparison, the base model Civic only gives you 138 pound-feet of torque.

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2018 Mazda3 5-door red side view


Some people prefer the look of a hatchback or even just the higher degree of access and extra cargo room. Both of these models give you a hatchback option, but once again the Mazda3 pulls off the look far better.

Interestingly, when you’re comparing just the cargo room of these two hatchback variants, the Mazda3 comes out on top with 47.1 cubic-feet of maximum cargo room with those second row seats folded down.

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