2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Honda Civic

Gray 2019 Mazda3 on a Country Road vs Red 2019 Honda Civic Coupe Rear Exterior on a City Street at Night

Popular entries in the compact car segment promise the perfect combination of performance, style and affordability and the next-generation 2019 Mazda3 promises to stand out from competitors. A complete redesign has made the all-new 2019 Mazda3 more attractive and more athletic than ever before and it shows in this 2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Honda Civic comparison that pits the Mazda3 against a premier rival in the segment.

All-new 2019 Mazda3 entries are available in four trim packages – Base, Select, Preferred and Premium – that can be tailored to fit your lifestyle and budget with practical sedan and sporty hatchback body styles. Mazda3 Sedan editions make room for five passengers in a cabin that provides 92.8 cubic feet of passenger space that is complemented by 13.2 cubic feet of trunk space.

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2019 Mazda3 VS 2019 Honda Civic
$21,000 Starting Price $19,450
186-Horsepower 2.5-Liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Base Engine 158-Horsepower 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder
Sedan and Hatchback Body Styles Sedan, Coupe and Hatchback
Available All-Wheel Drive Unavailable

What Are the Differences Between the Mazda3 and Honda Civic?

Dedicated to style and performance, the Mazda3 compact sedan promises to be a fan favorite in this 2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Honda Civic comparison. With a price tag that starts at $21,000, the Mazda3 possesses a higher price tag than its Honda Civic Sedan counterpart but features a more powerful engine, competitive fuel-economy numbers, a more advanced MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system and much more.

Drivers who opt for the entry-level Mazda3 Base Package will discover an impressive list of standard amenities. An 8.8-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen infotainment system comes standard and provides passengers with one-touch access to Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additional highlights of the Mazda3 Base include a rearview camera, a 7-inch LCD Multi-Information Display, push-button start, remote keyless entry, power accessories, LED headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, 16-inch alloy wheels and LED taillights.

With an upgrade to Mazda3 Select, Preferred and Premium grades, you can take performance to the next level with the addition of the available Mazda i-ACTIV AWD® system – an asset unavailable to the Honda Civic. Upgrades to the Mazda3 spec sheet include 18-inch alloy wheels, a Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of safety systems, leather-trimmed sport seats, heated front seats, a 12-speaker Bose® sound system and more.

Under the hood, the 2019 Mazda3 features a standard 186-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine that pairs with your choice between a six-speed SKYACTIV®-Drive automatic transmission and a six-speed SKYACTIV®-MT manual transmission. Equipped with the 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine and automatic transmission, the Mazda3 will earn 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. Future Mazda3 entries will add a Mazda SKYACTIV®-X engine to upgrade power and performance at every turn.

Base Honda Civic entries feature an underpowered 158-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. To upgrade performance, the Honda Civic is available with a 174-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, a 205-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (Civic Si) and a 306-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (Civic Type R).


Gray 2019 Mazda3 Sedan Side Exterior on a City Street
Gray 2019 Mazda3 Rear Exterior on a City Street
2019 Mazda3 Front Seat Interior
2019 Mazda3 Steering Wheel, Dashboard and MAZDA CONNECT Display



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