|2015 Honda Civic Sedan||2015 Mazda 3|
|143 HP||Horsepower||155 HP|
|150 lb.-ft.||Torque||143 lb.-ft.|
|*30 mpg city/39 mpg hwy||Fuel Economy||30 mpg city/41 mpg hwy|
|36.2 in.||Rear Legroom||35.8 in.|
2015 Honda Civic Sedan vs. 2015 Mazda 3
The rapidly growing popularity of the midsize sedan segment can be attributed to the excellence of models like the 2015 Honda Civic Sedan and Mazda 3. By offering more fuel-economy than ever before while maintaining sporty performance, driving one of these sedans goes above and beyond the stereotypical compact car experience.
But as you search for your next compact sedan, you'll have to choose between the two, so we set out to help you decide which is right for you by providing some of the key highlights of both the 2015 Honda Civic and the 2015 Mazda 3.
With both options available on the Continental Motors lot, we encourage you to compare the 2015 Honda Civic Sedan vs. 2015 Mazda 3 by getting behind the wheel for a test drive, but before you do, here’s how the two compact sedans stack up on paper.
Honda Civic or Mazda 3: Which compact sedan is right for you?
When comparing two top-of-class sedans, performance specs are a great place to start. The 2015 Honda Civic near Chicago IL gets its power from a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine while the Mazda 3i plays host to a 2.0-liter four-cylinder powertrain. Fortunately, both engines pack a punch, with the 2015 Honda Civic kicking out 143 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque and the Mazda 3's engine generating 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. That said, the Mazda3s houses a larger and more powerful 184-horespower 2.5-liter engine.
In terms of their efficiency, both compact sedans are near the top of their class. The Honda Civic equippied with a continuously variable transmission returns *30 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway while those numbers dip to *28 mpg city and 36 mpg highway with the manual transmission.
Behind the strength of Skyactiv Technology, the 2015 Mazda 3 near Chicago IL eclipses the 40 mpg highway mark with EPA estimates of 41 mpg highway and 30 mpg city with the automatic transmission. City efficiency drops a single mpg with the optional manual transmission.
No matter which model you choose, you can be sure you’ll be getting behind the wheel of a quality, reliable compact sedan each and every day. Drive both at Continental Motors and meet with our vehicle specialists to further understand the 2015 Honda Civic Sedan and 2015 Mazda 3.
*30 city/39 highway/33 combined mpg rating for CVT models. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.