2016 Mazda3 vs 2016 Honda Civic


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Two excellent options to think about, both the 2016 Mazda3 and the 2016 Honda Civic offer the performance, interior and safety features that Downers Grove, IL drivers are looking for out of a sedan. While each model has similar styling, there are several differences between the two that are worth highlighting.


For the purposes of this comparison, we will be taking an in-depth look at the 2016 Mazda3 i-Sport and the 2016 Honda Civic LX. After you've perused the research we've provided below, check out our new vehicle inventory page where our entire stock of Mazda models will be right at your fingertips.



2016 Mazda3 vs. 2016 Honda Civic: Performance

When it comes to performance, our experts have chosen the 2.0-liter I-4 engine that comes with the 2016 Mazda3 as the optimal engine. With better horsepower at low speeds, improved highway fuel economy and higher torque, the Mazda3 is the ideal performer on Downers Grove, IL roads.

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Model Engine Horsepower Torque MPG City/Highway
2016 Mazda3 SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder with VVT 155hp @ 6000rpm 150 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm FWD Automatic Transmission: 30/41mpg
2016 Honda Civic 2.0L I-4 16-Valve DOHC 158hp @ 6500rpm 138lbs-ft. @ 4200rpm 27/40mpg


2016 Mazda3 vs. 2016 Honda Civic: Safety


Though both vehicles are designed to protect you and your passengers on Downers Grove, IL roads, the safety features that come with the 2016 Mazda3 are preferred to those of the Honda Civic. Advanced dual front airbags with crash zone and passenger weight sensors make up the Mazda Advanced Restraint System, and thanks to the anti-lock brake system with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, the Mazda3 is one of the safest cars in the road. Additional safety features of the 2016 Mazda3 include:

  • Front side-impact airbags and side-impact air curtains
  • Front and Rear adjustable headrests for all seating positions
  • Whiplash reducing front seat headrests
  • Dynamic stability control
  • SKYACTIV® body ring structure
  • Side-impact door beams


2016 Mazda3 vs. 2016 Honda Civic: Price

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With a starting MSRP of $18,680, the 2016 Mazda3 beats out the $19,475 price tag of the Honda Civic, especially when considering what you'll be receiving in return.


With the superior performance, safety features and price, the 2016 Mazda3 provides the outstanding performance that Downers Grove, IL drivers have come to expect from a Mazda.


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