2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Honda Civic

2018 Mazda3 driving on a brick road driving by trees and buildings vs 2018 Honda Civic driving by building in a city

When you’re shopping for a new vehicle, you need to know exactly what you’re looking for, which can be hard when there are so many different options available. Not only are there a variety of different makes and models that are very similar, there are also some vehicles that offer two different styles, a sedan, and a hatchback model. Once you’ve decided if you want a hatchback or a sedan, you’ll still have to figure out which vehicle is the right one for you. Comparing two similar vehicles, like the 2018 Mazda3 vs the 2018 Honda Civic, can be a great way to figure out exactly what you want from your new car.

2018 Mazda3


2018 Honda Civic

Two Engine Options Two
184 hp Maximum Horsepower 174 hp
Seven in. Standard Display Screen Five in.
Six Speakers Four

Advantages of the 2018 Mazda3

Drivers who are looking for a new vehicle likely want one that provides them with options, especially when it comes to performance. The 2018 Mazda3 and the 2018 Honda Civic both have two different engine options. Comparing the standard engines, the 2018 Honda Civic offers a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that provides 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque, while the 2.0L four-cylinder in the 2018 Mazda3 produces 155 horsepower, slightly less than that of the 2018 Honda Civic, though you will have more torque with 150 pound-feet. On the other engines, there’s a bigger difference between the power of the 2018 Mazda3 and the 2018 Honda Civic. On the 2018 Honda Civic, drivers will find a turbocharger 1.5L four-cylinder engine with 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. While this engine will provide drivers with plenty of power, the 2018 Mazda3 takes it to the next level with the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L four-cylinder that produces 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque.

In addition to performance, another important feature of both the 2018 Mazda3 and the 2018 Honda Civic is the interior technology. There have been plenty of strides in making technology accessible in all vehicles, and the 2018 Mazda3 and the 2018 Honda Civic are no exception. Both vehicles have a standard display screen that allows drivers to use their devices while behind the wheel without having to take their eyes off of the road. On the 2018 Honda Civic, drivers can use the standard five-inch display screen or jump up to the next trim level to unlock a seven-inch version, which also opens up a ton of other features, most of which you can find standard on the 2018 Mazda3. All three trim levels of the 2018 Mazda3 have the same seven-inch display that is used with MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system. In both vehicles, drivers are able to make and place calls, send and receive text messages, and stream music through the system.