2020 Mazda3 Sedan vs. 2020 Honda Civic Sedan | Edinburg, TX
Drivers select compact sedans because they are stylish, efficient, and feature innovative technologies for infotainment and safety. Two of the industry’s top options are the 2020 Mazda3 Sedan and the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan. These two models lead the segment with great fuel economy, innovative safety, and heightened performance. But which is the better vehicle? When the two are compared, the 2020 Mazda3 Sedan emerges victorious.
Under the hood of the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan is a standard inline four-cylinder engine that produces 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. You can upgrade this engine with a turbocharger to increase power output to 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, but it will cost you as it’s only available on the higher trim levels. The 2020 Mazda3 Sedan includes the same engine across the lineup, but it outperforms even the most powerful engine in the Honda Civic Sedan.
The SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing in the Mazda3 Sedan serves up 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. You can also get cylinder deactivation on select trims for improved fuel economy.
The Mazda3 Sedan also leads the Honda Civic Sedan in safety. While the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan earned the Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2020 Mazda3 Sedan did one better, earning the IIHS’s Top Safety Pick+ award. Standard safety tech includes Driver Attention Alert, Lane-keep Assist, the Lane Departure Warning System, Smart Brake Support, and High Beam Control; available safety tech includes Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and an adaptive front-lighting system. Under proper conditions, these technologies help warn you of dangers for a more confident driving experience.
The 2020 Mazda3 Sedan earned the 2020 World Car Design of the Year Award. While the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan is one of the more stylish options in the Honda lineup, it does not have the same trophy on its shelf for top-notch design.
Learn more about the performance-minded 2020 Mazda3 Sedan and schedule a test drive at Bert Ogden Mazda Edinburg in Edinburg, Texas.