2017 Mazda CX-3 vs 2017 Honda Civic

The process of purchasing a new vehicle shouldn’t be as difficult as it sometimes seems to be. With so many options out there, it can be hard to narrow down your choices before finally picking the right fit for you. There are a lot of tools out there to help you with your research, many of which can be found right here on our Seacoast Mazda website. One of the tools we think really helps people find exactly the right vehicle for them is our comparison tool, which we use to stack our Mazda models up against the competition.

In this case, we’re looking at the 2017 Mazda CX-3 vs the 2017 Honda Civic in order to help people decide if they want Mazda’s versatile subcompact crossover SUV or the well-known sedan from Honda. As you’ll see, the two are pretty evenly matched, but only one can come out on top. In the end, you’ll see how the 2017 Mazda CX-3’s versatility helps it pull away from the competition.

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2017 Mazda CX-3 VS 2017 Honda Civic
146 HP Horsepower 158 HP
146 lb-ft. Torque 138 lb-ft.
29/34 MPG City/Highway Fuel Efficiency 27/40 MPG
44.5 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 15.1 cu. ft.

Advantages of the 2017 Mazda CX-3

As we mentioned, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and 2017 Honda Civic match up pretty closely. In terms of power, the Civic comes out slightly ahead of the Mazda CX-3 by pumping out 158 horsepower to the Mazda CX-3’s 146 horsepower. But the Mazda CX-3 wins the torque competition by offering 146 lb-ft. of torque compared to the Civic’s 138 lb-ft. of torque.

The battle for supreme fuel efficiency is equally close. The Civic uses less fuel on the highway, getting 40 miles per gallon compared to the 2017 Mazda CX-3’s 34 miles per gallon. But the Mazda CX-3 does better in the city, getting 29 miles per gallon compared to the Civic’s 27 miles per gallon.

Where the 2017 Mazda CX-3 really pulls away from its Honda competition is in terms of maximum cargo capacity. The Mazda CX-3 offers a total of 44.5 cu. ft. to store all of your gear while the Honda Civic only offers 15.1 cu. ft.

We told you it was going to be a close call, but the 2017 Mazda CX-3 was able to come out ahead of the competition in the end by offering 29.4 more cu. ft. of cargo capacity. That’s enough room to handle and store everything life throws at you. If you’d like to learn more about the advantages of the 2017 Mazda CX-3, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly staff here at Seacoast Mazda.

2017 Mazda CX-3 interior driver dash console
2017 Mazda CX-3 front interior seating space
2017 Mazda CX-3 interior driver console
2017 Mazda CX-3 side exterior

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