2019 Honda Civic

2020 Honda Civic*

2019 Mazda3

2020 Mazda3*

2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX with CVT transmission

2020 Mazda3 Sedan with 6-speed automatic transmission
15.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space

13.2 cubic feet
97.9 cubic feet

Passenger Space

92.8 cubic feet
158 hp 1.5L 4-cylinder turbo


186 hp 2.5L 4-cylinder
30 mpg**

City Fuel Economy

26 mpg
38 mpg**

Highway Fuel Economy

35 mpg

2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Mazda3

If you’re in the market for a reliable sedan to keep you moving on Cicero and Oak Park roads, then the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan or 2020 Mazda3 Sedan may be at the top of your list. Both sedans feature plenty of impressive performance, interior, and safety specs, but only one is right for you. Learn more with this Mazda3 vs. Civic comparison from the automotive experts at Honda of Downtown Chicago!

Honda Civic vs. Mazda3: Interior Dimensions

A sedan should offer plenty of comfort and space, and when you get behind the wheel of the Civic Sedan LX over the Mazda3 you’ll have plenty of passenger and storage space so everything can come along for the ride. Take a look at how these sedans differ in terms of interior dimensions, below:

Honda Civic Sedan LX

  • Front Legroom: 42.3 in.
  • Rear Legroom: 37.4 in.
  • Cargo Space: 15.1 cu ft
  • Passenger Space: 97.9 cu ft

Mazda3 Sedan

  • Front Legroom: 42.3 in.
  • Rear Legroom: 35.1 in.
  • Cargo Space: 13.2 cu ft
  • Passenger Space: 92.8 cu ft

Honda Civic vs. Mazda3: Performance Specs

Along with plenty of space, drivers want a sedan that offers great efficiency whether you’re around town or far from home. Despite the fact that the Mazda3 offers a stronger engine configuration, you’ll have a better fuel economy on the road with the Honda Civic Sedan. Check out the performance specs for the base trim levels, below:

Honda Civic Sedan LX with CVT transmission

  • 158-hp 1.5L 4-cylinder turbo
  • 30 city mpg/38 hwy mpg**

Mazda3 Sedan with 6-speed automatic transmission

  • 186-hp 2.5L 4-cylinder
  • 26 city mpg/58 hwy mpg

Honda Civic vs. Mazda3: Driver Assistance & Safety Features

Safety should also be key for any sedan, and when you opt for the Civic Sedan, you’ll have access to the Honda Sensing® safety suite, which includes Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation System, and Adaptive Cruise Control. These features are not available in the Mazda3, making the Civic Sedan even more of a draw. You can also see how these models compare with these additional driver assist features:

Honda Civic Sedan LX Safety Features

  • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines
  • Auto high-beam headlights
  • Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ with Traction Control

Mazda3 Sedan Safety Features

  • Rearview camera
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Brake Assist
  • Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control System

Get Behind the Wheel of a Honda Civic at Honda of Downtown Chicago

Once you’ve compared these two sedans, are you fit for the Civic or Mazda3? You can find more features at Honda of Downtown Chicago and then make your way over to our dealership to experience the Civic sedan in person. Be sure to browse our inventory of new Civic models for sale to see what suits you best with our finance team. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a test drive near Skokie.

*2019 Models shown.
**25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for Sport 6MT trim. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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