2020 Mazda3 vs. 2020 Honda Civic | Mission, TX
Compact sedans continue to be popular among drivers because of their low entry prices, fantastic fuel economy, innovative safety tech, and well-appointed interiors. The 2020 Mazda3 is offered as both a sedan and hatchback; as a compact sedan, it commands the segment and beats out all its competition, including the likes of the popular 2020 Honda Civic. Here’s how the two sedans stack up against one another:
Sleek design defines the 2020 Mazda3, which boldly wears the automaker’s KODO: Soul of Motion design language. While the 2020 Honda Civic is one of the sportier designs Honda offers, it just cannot compete with the Mazda3, which won the 2020 World Car Design of the Year award.
The new Mazda3 sedan earned the Top Safety Pick+ distinction from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the Honda Civic sedan managed only a Top Safety Pick – a rank below. The safety technologies in the 2020 Mazda3 include available Blind Spot Monitoring, an adaptive front-lighting system, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. It also includes standard tech like Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Smart Brake Support, High Beam Control, the Lane Departure Warning System, Lane-keep Assist, and Driver Attention Alert.
The standard engine powering the 2020 Honda Civic is an inline four-cylinder that makes just 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. Adding a turbocharger to this engine on higher trim gets you up to 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. This engine upgrade is only available on the more expensive Civic trims, yet it cannot compete with the Mazda3 sedan’s standard engine across the entire trim lineup. Regardless of trim, the 2020 Mazda3 is powered by a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing that cranks out 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. On select trims, the engine is available with cylinder deactivation for greater efficiency.
Test-drive the 2020 Mazda3 at Bert Ogden Mission Mazda in Mission, Texas.