Consumers have many choices in the crowded compact sedan segment, but one model that stands out from the pack is the 2018 Mazda3, with its feature-rich content, impressive driving characteristics, high-level safety and affordable price tag. One of the Mazda3's compact sedan competitors is the Honda Civic. Take a look at this 2018 Mazda3 vs 2017 Honda Civic comparison to see how they measure up.
The 2018 Mazda3 has the cheaper price, with a base MSRP that is $645 lower than the 2017 Civic ($18,095 vs $18,740). Despite the low price, the 2018 Mazda3 is still generously equipped with many standard features. This includes a 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment screen with Commander control knob, Bluetooth phone and audio pairing, one-touch driver’s power window, power mirrors, remote keyless entry and push-button ignition.
2018 Mazda3 vs 2017 Honda Civic: Which compact sedan is better?
Another strength of the 2018 Mazda3 is its impressive driving characteristics. The base engine in the 2018 Mazda3 is the 2.0-liter, SKYACTIV®-G engine that delivers 150 lb-ft of torque for quick acceleration. In comparison, the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder base engine in the 2017 Civic only manages 138 lb-ft of torque. For even greater performance, you can opt for the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 engine, which produces 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. Also, all Mazda3 models come standard with G-Vectoring Control, which makes steering inputs more surefooted, while increasing vehicle stability.
The 2018 Mazda3 gives you the peace of mind for safety. It carries over all of the features that helped the 2017 Mazda3 earn an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ rating. This includes available driving assistance features like Smart City Brake Support, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Front-Lighting System, Traffic Sign Recognition and Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Also, all Mazda3 models come standard with a rearview camera, whiplash-reducing front seat headrests and a tire pressure monitoring system.
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