2020 Mazda3 vs. 2020 Honda Civic

If you are looking for a smaller vehicle to offer you a good performance, good fuel efficiency, and plenty of features, you may want to look into a compact car. A compact car like the 2020 Mazda3 could be a great option for you. The Mazda3 has an impressive performance, as well as an upscale interior. This vehicle offers you plenty of technology features standard, as well as some great safety technology features.

A compact car like the 2020 Mazda3 competes with other compact cars like the Honda Civic. Below, we are going to do a comparison between the 2020 Mazda3 and the 2020 Honda Civic so that you can see how these two vehicles stack up. Read on to learn more about each of these vehicles and their features.


The exterior of the Mazda3 gives you impressive style. This vehicle is contoured to capture movement and the beauty of motion. This vehicle also has exterior features like available LED headlights, Daytime Running Lights, and LED combination taillights to help you see and be seen. You can find some great exterior color options for the 2020 Mazda3 like Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Machine Gray Metallic, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Jet Black Mica, and more.

The 2020 Honda Civic works to give you a sporty style. This vehicle has aggressive lines, a thin and sharp grille, and signature C-shaped taillights. There are also LED headlights on the front of this vehicle with an auto on/off. You can also upgrade your exterior to get accessories like 17-inch black alloy wheels to give you a contemporary look and a better performance. The exterior of this vehicle can come in colors like Crystal Black Pearl, Cosmic Blue Metallic, Rallye Red, Lunar Silver Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, and more.

Performance and Engine Options

Next, let’s take a look at what can be found under the hood with these two vehicles. Mazda vehicles are known for their attention to performance. The 2020 Mazda3 is home to a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that gives you 186-horsepower. This engine is also paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, but you can get a six-speed manual in the hatchback version.

When it comes to fuel economy, the Mazda3 gives you about 27 city and 36 highway miles per gallon. Also, the Mazda3 gives you sharp steering to tackle corners and powerful brakes. It also has available all-wheel drive.

With the 2020 Honda Civic, you have a couple of different engine options. The base engine for the Civic sedan is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that gives you 158-horsepower. Then, you have a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that gives you 174-horsepower, and this engine is standard in the hatchback model for this vehicle. Then, you have a another 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that produces 205-horsepower when it is found in the Civic Si.

For fuel efficiency, you can expect to get around 26 to 29 city miles per gallon and around 36 highway miles per gallon.

Interior and Technology

On the inside of the Mazda3, you can find seating for five people. This vehicle comes standard with synthetic leather upholstery in the hatchback and cloth upholstery in the sedan. There are available upgrades for the interior, such as heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. For cargo space, the Mazda3 sedan has a 13.2 cubic-foot trunk, and the hatchback version gives you 20.1 cubic feet of cargo space.

There is also a lot of technology that the 2020 Mazda3 has to offer you. This vehicle gives you a standard 8.8-inch infotainment system, as well as a 7-inch driver information display. Also, you get Bluetooth, two USB ports, an eight-speaker stereo, and a push-button start standard. In the Mazda3 hatchback, you also get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard, while those are just available in the sedan version.

Other available upgrades for both the sedan and hatchback version include a navigation system, a 12-speaker Bose stereo, wireless device charging, a moonroof, and a head-up display.

In the 2020 Honda Civic, you have seating for five people expect for the R-Type Civic, which only gives you seating for four. This vehicle gives you standard cloth upholstery. You have the option to upgrade to leather-trimmed seats, heated front and rear seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. When it comes to cargo space, you have trunk space that varies from 11.9 to 14.7 cubic feet, and the hatchback version gives you 22.6 cubic feet of cargo space.

When it comes to technology, the 2020 Civic gives you a 5-inch display screen standard along with Bluetooth, and one USB port. There is not as much standard technology in the Civic as there is in the Mazda3.

You have to upgrade the Civic to get any other technology features. The available upgrades include a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless device charging, a navigation system, a push-button start, remote start, and a moonroof.


There are also a lot of safety features and safety technologies that can be found on these vehicles. Learn more about how they keep you safe below.

Safety is a priority in the 2020 Mazda3. This vehicle gives you standard safety technology like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, a driver monitor, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. Also, the hatchback version gives you standard blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert; those options are available on the sedan version.

The Honda Civic gives you several standard safety technologies as well. This vehicle features standard adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and a rearview camera. You also have available blind spot monitoring.

These two compact cars both have a lot going for them. The one you choose depends on your needs in terms of style, performance, and features. If you have any questions about the 2020 Mazda3, come down to Seacoast Mazda for more information.