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2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Honda Civic

As more and more drivers are becoming aware of emissions and energy consumption effects, more and more drivers are making the shift to compact cars. Compact cars used to be few and far between, with so-so features, but that's all changed now. Today we'll be comparing two compact heavyweights. Let's take a look at this comparison of the 2018 Mazda3 vs the 2018 Honda Civic. Both models are strong contenders in their category, but let's see how they stack up!

The 2018 Mazda3 offers its drivers a long and comprehensive list of standard features. It also offers a multitude of available packages and options for drivers to fine-tune their driving experience. How does it compare, though, to other compact cars such as The Honda Civic? Keep reading down below for a full rundown of the two compact sedans.

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2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Honda Civic
Standard across trims Active Safety Features Available on higher trims
Five Passengers Five
150 lb.-ft. Standard Engine Torque 138 lb.-ft.
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission Configurations Manual, CVT

The 2018 Honda Civic is available to drivers across five trim levels. The 2018 Mazda3 simplifies its lineup with three trims, and a long list of features in each one. The base trim of the Civic, the LX, comes standard with a manual transmission. Drivers unfamiliar with driving stick shift will need to upgrade or pay extra for Honda's continuously variable transmission. Another point worth noting is the size of the Civic's gas tank. The 2018 Honda Civic's gas tank can only hold 12.4 gallons of fuel, meaning more frequent stops at the gas station than the 2018 Mazda3.

There are three trim levels available for the Mazda3. They are the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. Each trim level comes standard with a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine that produces 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. Drivers wanting more power can opt for the top two trims, and get a  2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine that delivers 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. All trims feature standard features including MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System with a 7-inch full-color touchscreen display, Pandora internet radio integration, Push Button Start, remote keyless entry, a rearview camera, and Smart City Brake Support.