2019 mazda3 blue exterior

2019 Mazda3

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2019 Honda Civic

Compare the 2019 Mazda3 vs. 2019 Honda Civic

SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-Cylinder with VVT

Base Engine

2.0L 4-Cylinder
6-speed automatic transmission with sport mode


6-speed manual transmission
186 hp


158 hp
186 lb-ft


138 lb-ft
30 mpg*

EPA-Estimated Combined MPG

29 mpg

Should you go with the Mazda3 or Honda Civic as your next Hartford sedan? Neither option is bad, though if you’re interested in a powerful compact car with great interior features and cutting-edge technology, the Mazda3 has the upperhand in several ways. In the Manchester Mazda 2019 Mazda3 vs. Honda Civic comparison below, you’ll see what we mean as we put these two road-worthy cars to the test.

Mazda3 vs. Honda Civic: Performance

The Mazda3 proves performance-focused both on paper and on the road. You can literally feel the 186 horsepower and 186 ft-lbs of torque provided by the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine as you drive down I-84 in %%target-city_2%%. By comparison, the Honda Civic LX only provides 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque from its 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. Even if you upgrade to the more expensive turbocharged engine available on higher trim levels, the Honda Civic only ekes out 174 hp.

Fuel Economy: Mazda3 or Honda Civic?

The Mazda3 doesn’t lack efficiency either. In fact, the Mazda3 has an EPA-estimated combined 30 mpg*, which is on par with the Honda Civic LX combined EPA-estimated 29 mpg. More power and great fuel efficiency? The Mazda3 proves you can “have it all.”

Mazda3 vs. Honda Civic: Interior

Affordable and luxurious is a balance the Mazda3 has perfected, providing Glastonbury drivers with an advanced interior despite its low price point. Explore the standard infotainment features you can find on the base level Mazda3 that the Civic either doesn’t offer or offers for a higher price:

  • MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System:
    • Stream music and podcasts from Stitcher™, Pandora®, Aha™ Internet Radio, and HD™ Radio.
    • Access E911 emergency notification in the event of an emergency.
    • 7-inch Full-Color Touchscreen Display with access to your infotainment options through this touchscreen or the Multifunction Commander Control.
    • Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone and Audio Streaming Capability, which integrates your smartphone for the ultimate in hands-free connectivity.

Test Drive the Mazda3 at our Manchester Dealership

Praised for its “supremely comfortable and supportive” and “spirited handling” by independent reviewers at Edmunds.com, the Mazda3 has proven itself a fantastic choice among compact sedans. Find out for yourself by scheduling a test drive with your favorite 2019 Mazda3 for sale at Manchester Mazda! We’d also love to help you learn about service tips like how to change a key fob battery.

*Based on EPA estimates for Mazda3 Sedan with FWD and without Premium Package, 26 city/35 highway. Actual results will vary.


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