2019 Mazda3 vs. the Competition | Bedford, OH


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The sedan market is filled with great options, and the 2020 Mazda3 and Honda Civic are among two of the most popular. If you’re trying to decide between these two cars, keep reading for a comparison of their key features.


The 2020 Mazda3 and the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan are both stylish, thoughtfully-designed cars. The new Honda Civic is a great choice for young, no-frills drivers looking for a sporty, playful vehicle to transport them to the dorm or for a night out with friends. On the other hand, the Mazda3 is a sophisticated sedan fit for professionals with discerning tastes that is infused with Mazda’s Kodo “Soul of Motion” design language. The Mazda3’s open exterior sightlines, luxurious leather headliner and premium seating set it a tier above the Civic.


Both the Mazda3 and the Honda Civic are great choices for the daily commute, but which sedan has an edge when it comes to performance? The Honda Civic Sedan comes standard with a 2.0-liter engine that can reach up to 158 horsepower. Higher trim levels of the Civic — offered at a premium — include an available 1.5-liter turbo engine that can deliver up to 174 horsepower. On the other hand, the Mazda3’s four-cylinder SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter is standard across all four trim levels. The Mazda3’s powerful engine delivers 186 horsepower, 186 ft-lb of torque and a highway fuel economy of 35 mpg.*

All-Wheel Drive

All-wheel drive is an important feature to have in your car, especially during Northern Ohio’s notoriously nasty winters. Vehicles with all-wheel drive deliver traction to the wheels that need it in order to keep you and your loved ones safe. The Mazda3’s impressive i-ACTIV AWD® monitors everything from your steering habits to windshield wiper use to exterior temperature in order to fine tune and forecast traction. The 2020 Honda Civic does not have available AWD functionality.

The 2020 Mazda3 outpaces the Honda Civic at every turn thanks to its sophisticated styling, intense performance and all-wheel drive capabilities. Test drive it today at Mazda of Bedford!

*Based on EPA estimates for Mazda3 Sedan with FWD and without Premium Package, 26 city/35 highway. Actual results will vary.


2019 Mazda3 Sedan vs. the Competition - Mazda of Bedford - Bedford, OH

The 2019 Mazda3 Sedan and the 2019 Honda Civic have a lot in common — for instance, both are compact sedans and both are made by Japanese companies. It can be hard to pick between them, but luckily we’ve put the Mazda3 Sedan and Honda Civic head to head so you can see which one is the best choice for you.


Mazda is known for its emphasis on performance and driving fun, and that’s evident in the Mazda3. The 2019 Mazda3 has a new torsion beam rear suspension giving it even better performance than the outgoing model. The Civic also performs well, but the Mazda is still preferable for driving enthusiasts. The Mazda3 also puts out more horsepower than any Civic engine at 186 hp, compared to the Civic’s 158 or 174 max.


The interior of the Mazda3 Sedan is constructed of high-quality materials, with soft-touch materials and a sophisticated feel. The Honda Civic also sports some soft-touch materials but also has some plastic pieces in the cabin, so it looks a bit less refined than the Mazda.

The Mazda also comes with more interior technology than the Honda, with a standard 8.8-inch display, as well as smartphone device pairing standard on all trim levels but the base trim. The Civic doesn’t provide as many standard features, and the touch screen on the Mazda3 is much larger than even the Civic’s upgraded display.


The IIHS and J.D. Power agree that the 2019 Mazda3 is more reliable and safe than the Honda Civic. The IIHS named the Mazda3 a Top Safety Pick and did not award that designation to the Civic, and J.D. Power gave a much better rating out of five to the Mazda3 than the Civic. Plus, the Mazda3 is available with all-wheel drive, while the Civic is not.

There are many reasons to love the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan, even over a popular car like the Honda Civic. Learn more about the Mazda3 and how it can revolutionize your drive at Mazda of Bedford.



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