Mazda3 vs Honda Civic

How Does the New Mazda3 Compare to the New Honda Civic?

Just because you're shopping for an affordable new car doesn't mean that you have to settle for something bland and boring. Instead, you can take advantage of stylish good looks, fun driving mechanics, state of the art technology and sophisticated comfort, all for a low and affordable price in the new 2018 Mazda3! The new 2018 Mazda3 excels in setting the bar for the compact car class, offering a sporty and stylish build with an athletic performance to match, allowing you to enjoy your morning commute with the same engagement and vigor as a scenic weekend getaway. 

At Mazda of Olympia, we're dedicated to helping make your car shopping experience as simple and enjoyable as possible, which starts by providing you with the information you need to make a decision about which vehicle is the right fit. To help you understand the level of individuality and accommodation that the new 2018 Mazda3 can provide you with, we're going to compare it to the new 2018 Honda Civic so you can see side by side some of the many ways that the new Mazda3 stands out and above the competition!

2018 Mazda3
  • The new 2018 Mazda3 has a lower starting price than the Civic, starting at just $18,095 MSRP compared to the $18,940 MSRP starting price of the new Honda Civic. The price divide between the two vehicles grows even higher as you climb in trim levels, with the Civic costing over $2,000 more at the highest trim level.
  • The Civic slightly more standard horsepower, with 158-horsepower compared to 155-horsepower in the Mazda3. However, the Mazda3 offers 150 pounds-foot of torque, beating out the 138 pounds-foot of torque in the Civic.
  • The Mazda3 offers an available 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder engine that produces 184-horsepower, while the Civic offers an available 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that falls short with 174-horsepower.
2018 Honda Civic
3/4 front passenger view of the 2019 Honda Civic Touring Sedan in Aegean Blue Metallic parked downtown at night.
  • The new 2018 Mazda3 comes equipped with standard Smart City Brake Support, which applies the brakes for you if you fail to do so on time when a potential collision is detected. While the new Civic offers a comparable feature, it doesn't come standard and will cost you extra.
  • The Mazda3 comes equipped with a standard seven-inch display screen that makes it easy to see and control. The Civic, on the other hand, comes equipped with a five-inch display screen.
  • Do you like music? The new Mazda3 offers six speakers throughout the vehicle, allowing you to hear your favorite music loud and clear. The Civic, however, only offers four speakers.
  • The Mazda3 offers 13.2 gallons of fuel capacity while the Civic offers just 12.4 gallons of fuel capacity.
Interior shot of front seats from the passenger side with the driver side door open of the 2019 Honda Civic Touring Sedan with beige leather interior.

Test Drive the New 2018 Mazda3 at Mazda of Olympia!

The only way to understand the sporty performance, sophisticated comfort and variety of features and accommodations that the new 2018 Mazda3 has to offer is to join us at Mazda of Olympia and test drive a model of your choice today! With both a four-door sedan and five-door hatchback body style to choose from and multiple trim levels offered from each, we're sure that we can help you drive home in the model that's right for you today!


Mazda of Olympia

2201 Carriage St SW
Directions Olympia, WA 98502

  • Sales: 800-678-9210 Ext. 4
  • Service: (800) 971-6596 Ext. 2
  • Parts: (800) 971-6596 Ext. 3


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  1. Mazda of Olympia

    2201 Carriage St SW
    Olympia, WA 98502

    • Sales: 800-678-9210 Ext. 4
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