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2021 Honda Civic vs 2021 Mazda3

2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Mazda3

2021 Honda Civic


2021 Mazda3

Up to 32*

EPA-Estimated City MPG

Up to 28
Up to 42*

EPA-Estimated Highway MPG

Up to 36
97.8 Cubic Feet

Passenger Space

92.8 Cubic Feet
15.1 Cubic Feet

Cargo Space

13.2 Cubic Feet

Rearview Camera

Not Available

Road Departure Mitigation
System (RDM)

Not Available

When people think of compact sedans, they think of the Honda Civic. If you want to understand what makes it such a defining model, all you need to do is compare 2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Mazda3, so read on to match those two vehicles up on:

  • Power and Efficiency
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Safety Technology

Civic vs. Mazda3: Power and Efficiency

Both the 2021 Honda Civic and the 2021 Mazda3 offer a choice of two engines, including a turbocharged upgrade for those seeking to bring high-performance driving dynamics to their everyday commute.

However, the Civic comes out ahead when you turn to efficiency scores. You’ll make:

  • Up to an EPA-estimated 32 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway with the Honda Civic 1.5L CVT*
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway with the Mazda3 2.0

Civic vs. Mazda3: Interior Dimensions

While each of these vehicles is in the compact sedan class, only the Mazda3 feels compact once you get inside. Whether you’re looking for plenty of storage or space to stretch out, the Civic’s dimensions are far more attractive:

  • Passenger Space: Up to 97.8 cubic feet in the Honda vs. 92.8 in the Mazda3.
  • Cargo Space: Up to 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space in the Honda vs. 13.2 in the Mazda3.
  • Front Headroom: Up to 39.3 inches in the Honda vs 38.0 in the Mazda3.
  • Front Shoulder Room: Up to 57.0 inches in the Honda vs 55.7 in the Mazda.

Civic vs. Mazda3: Safety Technology

The latest Honda vehicles have a reputation for delivering more state of the art safety technology than their competitors, and that certainly holds true when you compare the Civic against the Mazda3. Of the two, only the former offers:

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Honda LaneWatch™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)

Look to the Showroom Here at Ocean Honda of Whittier, CA for a Leading Compact Sedan

There’s more than one reason why the Honda Civic is such a popular vehicle all over the world, and you can sample it for yourself by arranging a test drive from Ocean Honda of Whittier today. For any further advice or assistance, feel free to contact us directly.


*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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