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2017 Mazda3 v. 2017 Honda Civic

Mazda3 v. Honda Civic

Two of the most popular cars on the market today are the 2017 Mazda3 and the 2017 Honda Civic. If you are in the market for a hatchback that you can count on, then you have most likely taking a look at both the Mazda3 and the Honda Civic. These vehicles are extremely similar, especially the hatchback models. Both models hold advantages over the other, which makes this a complicated debate. In a world where you have so many choices, let your friends here at Preston Mazda help you figure out which hatchback best fits your needs. Choose between the 2017 Mazda3 and the 2017 Honda Civic.

The first thing that most people check out when buying a new car is the price. When it comes to cost, the Mazda3 is over $500 cheaper than the Civic, as the Civic costs $20,575 MSRP and the Mazda3 is valued around $19,970. If you are looking for more value out of your vehicle for a lower price, the Mazda3 is the choice for you and your family. Those looking to drive in comfort can count on the Mazda3 as well. Unlike the Honda Civic, the Mazda3 brings you leather seating along with a power driver’s seat. Both of these come standard for the Mazda, but are not available for the Civic. The Civic seems to be toning down the lavishness of their interior, while Mazda as a whole is really stepping up how luxurious their brand feels.

You’ll also get a keyless ignition standard in the Mazda3, which makes it more convenient that many vehicles on the market, including the Civic, which doesn’t have a keyless ignition standard in the hatchback model. Also coming standard in the Mazda3 hatchback is HD radio, which is not a standard feature for the Civic. You can even get an optional navigation system in the Mazda3, an option that is not available for the Civic. Underneath the hood of the Mazda3 , you’ll find a 4-cylinder, SKYACTIV-G, 2.5 liter engine that is slightly larger than the 4-cylinder, turbo, 1.5 liter engine found in the Civic. The gas tank of the Mazda3 is also slightly bigger, allowing for 13.2 gallons of fuel. The fuel capacity for Civic is around 12.4 gallons total.


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10 Top Rated Small Cars (2017 Model)
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10Best Cars (2017 Model)
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Best Affordable Small Cars (2017 Model)
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Best Buy: Compact Cars (2017 Model)
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Best Car Brand (2017 Model)
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Best Cars for College Students (2017 Model)
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Best Cars for First-Time Drivers (2017 Model)
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Best Cars for the Money: Finalist (2017 Model)
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Best Vehicles By Class: Compact Cars (2017 Model)
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Brand Image Awards: Best Styling Brand (2017 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

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Compact Car of Texas (2017 Model)
- Texas Auto Writers Association

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Editors Choice Awards: Small Cars (2017 Model)
- Car And Driver

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Lowest Ownership Costs - Popular Brand (2017 Model)
- Intellichoice

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Top Recommended Sedans (2017 Model)
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Top Safety Pick+ - Small Cars (2017 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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