2021 MAZDA3 vs. 2021 Honda Civic

2021 MAZDA3

vs.

2021 Honda Civic
$20,500 MSRP*

Starting Price

$21,050 MSRP
155-hp SKYACTIV®-G 2.0 DOHC 4-cylinder with VVT

Base Engine

158-hp 2.0L Engine
250-hp SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Turbo engine

Top Engine

174-hp Turbocharged Engine
8-speaker audio system

Audio System

4-speaker audio system
Standard

Mazda Radar Cruise Control

Not Available
Standard

Mazda Connected Services

Not Available

 

When you think of reliable compact sedans, it’s hard not to think of the Mazda3 and the Honda Civic. Both models are known for their efficient performance and affordability, but between the 2021 Mazda3 vs. Honda Civic, which is the better buy for Mentor drivers? Though the Honda Civic is a popular pick, we think there are some very compelling reasons to choose the Mazda3 instead. Between its lower price point and wealth of features, the Mazda3 offers incredible value. Take a look at the Mazda3 vs. Civic and see for yourself:

Civic vs. MAZDA3: Pricing

Are you shopping on a budget? While both models have similar price points to start, it’s the Mazda3 that offers the lower MSRP. The Mazda3 starts at around $20,500 MSRP, while the Civic starts at $21,050 – a difference of over $500. And given the quality features of the Mazda3, it’s hard to see why the Civic is worth the extra cash!

Civic vs. MAZDA3: Performance

Between the 2021 Mazda3 vs. Honda Civic, the Mazda3 has a much wider range of performance options within its available configurations. The Honda Civic has a 2.0L engine with 158 hp as a base option, which has nearly the same specs as the 155-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder on the Mazda3. However, the top engine offered for the Civic sedan lineup is a 174-hp turbo, while the Mazda3 offers a 250-hp 2.5L turbocharged option. Plus, Mazda includes its signature SKYACTIV®-G technology to boost efficiency. No matter what performance you seek on the Cleveland roads, you’ll find what you want within the Mazda3 lineup.

Civic vs. MAZDA3: Technology

The Honda Civic offers the standard amenities that you’d expect to find on a modern sedan, like connectivity and entertainment – but so does the Mazda3. Additionally, Mazda offers its own exclusive technology that makes your Beachwood travels better than ever. Here are just a few of the features available for the Mazda3 vs. Civic.

  • Entertainment: The standard 8-speaker audio system has twice the number of speakers of the Civic, and you can even upgrade to the Bose® 12-speaker premium audio system with Centerpoint® 2 and AudioPilot® for a true surround sound experience.
  • Safety: Mazda offers its Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go across all models, along with features like Smart Brake Support and Driver Attention Alert to keep you in tune with your surroundings.
  • Connectivity: Mazda Connected Services offers remote access to your vehicle through your smartphone. Generate health status reports, start the engine, or lock the doors with just a click.

Find Your Next Car at Mazda of Bedford

You’ve read all about the Mazda3 vs. Civic, so take a test drive at Mazda of Bedford to see just how plush the Mazda3 feels in person. We’re located in Bedford, but you can also shop our new inventory online and contact us with any questions!

*MSRP excludes tax, title, license fees and $945 destination charge (Alaska $990). Vehicles shown may be priced higher. Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details.

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