2016 Honda Civic vs. 2016 Mazda 3

2016 HONDA CIVIC vs. 2016 MAZDA 3
2.0-litre, i-VTEC® 4-cylinder ENGINE 2.0 L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder
174 hp HORSEPOWER 184 hp
162 @ 1,700RPM TORQUE 185 @ 3,250RPM
8.8 L/100Km city, 5.9 L/100 km hwy FUEL ECONOMY 8.4 L/100 km city, 6.1L/100 km hwy
5.4 (m) TURNING CIRCLE 5.3 (m)

Both the 2016 Honda Civic and the 2016 Mazda3 have got style, drivability, safety, fuel economy, and an impressive lineup of features. With the brand-new 2016 Honda Civic sporting a striking design upgrade, and a higher-performance turbo engine that makes the higher-end models way more fun to drive.

The Mazda3 sedan’s trunk space is pretty small compared to the Honda Civic sedan and while we’re on the topic of space, although both models have a little more backseat legroom than they used to, the 2016Honda Civic is a little bigger than the Mazda3.

Both vehicles get excellent fuel economy, but the Mazda3 comes out slightly ahead. Plus, the Mazda3 Grand Touring tech package adds a regenerative engine braking system that can boost that figure even more. As for performance and drivability, test drivers say both the Mazda3 and the Honda Civic are agile, responsive, and satisfying. With the 2016 Honda Civic, the 1.5L turbo-4 engine gives higher-end models a large boost in power over the base model, whereas there’s less of a noticeable difference between the Mazda3’s two options — both are top-notch.

Both the Honda and the Mazda have made rear-view backup cameras a standard feature in 2016. The 2016 Civic has expanded the availability of the Honda Sensing safety suite, which includes adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warnings, and forward collision warnings with automatic brake assist. As for the Mazda3, all Touring and Grand Touring models come with blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert, with several other active safety features available as options.

We hope that helped! For more information on either model, or to schedule a test drive, please feel free to contact us at our Formula Honda.

*Disclaimer – Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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