2017 Mazda3 vs 2017 Honda Civic

The compact sedan segment has a lot to offer. They’re known to be safe, spacious (despite their compact moniker), fuel efficient and even powerful cars. They’re perfect for a family, a single millennial making his or her way out into the world or a retired couple about to start the next phase of their lives. But there sure are a lot of them to choose from, and that can make finding your perfect match a bit of a chore. That’s where we come in. Because here at Seacoast Mazda, we strive to make your car-buying experience as simple and hassle-free as possible. That’s why we create these comparison pages pitting our Mazda models against their toughest competition.

This time, we’re putting the 2017 Mazda3 up against the 2017 Honda Civic. Both are well-known models in the compact sedan class, and both have been around for many years while garnering multiple awards. And, honestly, both are pretty similar cars in terms of powertrain and fuel efficiency. But only one can come out on top in head-to-head competition. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the 2017 Mazda3 versus the 2017 Honda Civic.

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2017 Mazda3 VS 2017 Honda Civic
$19,730 MSRP $20,375
28/37 MPG City/Highway Fuel Efficiency 31/40 MPG
155 HP Horsepower 158 HP
150 lb-ft. Torque 138 lb-ft.

2017 Mazda3: A Cheaper Price Tag While Everything Else is Basically the Same

When we said the 2017 Mazda3 and 2017 Honda Civic are pretty similar in terms of powertrain and fuel efficiency, we meant it. The 2017 Civic offers 3 more horsepower than the 2017 Mazda3 – 158 HP to 155 HP – but the Mazda3 tops the Civic in terms of torque – 150 pound-feet to 138 pound-feet. Things continue to be close when it comes to gas mileage, with the Civic offering a mere three more miles per gallon in the city and on the highway when compared to the Mazda3.

So what’s the thing that’s really going to set one apart from the other? Well, like many consumer decisions, it all comes down to the price tag. The 2017 Mazda3 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $19,730 while the 2017 Honda Civic comes in with an MSRP of $20,375.

So you have to ask yourself – why would you pay more for basically the same car? You wouldn’t, and that’s why you’re going to want to go with the 2017 Mazda3. If you have any questions about what else the 2017 Mazda3 brings to the table, just ask our friendly Seacoast Mazda staff and they’ll be able to fill you in.

2017 Mazda3 front interior steering wheel
2017 Mazda3 front interior passenger space
2017 Mazda3 rear interior cargo hold
2017 Mazda3 front interior gear shift

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