2020 Honda Civic Hatchback vs Mazda3

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback vs Mazda3The Honda Civic vs. Mazda3 has always been a competition that has excited drivers in Santa Ana, Tustin, and Rancho Santa Margarita due to their sleek body styles, their strong and efficient performances, and of course, their bevy of sophisticated features. However, the new generations of these vehicles seem to stir the pot a little bit, so at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine, we’re going to take a look.

We’ll be doing a 2020 Honda Civic vs. Mazda3 preview to see how these vehicles measure up this year.

2020 Civic Hatchback vs Mazda3 Varying Body Styles

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The new Honda Civic and Mazda3 Hatchback each offer an impressive style to their respective drivers. Each vehicle offers a sleek and compact hatchback with alluring curves, defined edges, and prolific front fascia. However, the Civic Hatchback has a sleeker and more defined look to it.

Engine Performance & Efficiency

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback The Civic Hatchback and Mazda3 Hatchback offer very different engines. The Civic includes the 1.5L 4-cylinder turbo while the Mazda3 Hatchback features a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine under its hood. Both vehicles are capable of exceeding the 170 horsepower range, but it’s their respective efficiencies that show the biggest divide with their performances.

The Civic Hatchback fares better in the fuel economy department. It achieves an EPA-estimated 31 city/40 highway MPG with its LX, EX, and EX-L trims.* The Mazda3 Hatchback falls a little short with its fuel efficiency by getting an EPA-estimated 26 city/35 highway MPG.

Features & Technology

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback The Mazda3 and Honda Civic each include a variety of fun and sophisticated features within their respective cabins. Each sedan includes intuitive touchscreens that drivers can use to select their media for the ride. Both sedans include Bluetooth®-pairing for hands-free phone use and audio streaming, as well as USB and auxiliary inputs for portable media devices.

When it comes to driver-assistance technology, these vehicles include a variety of features that are designed to help you mitigate, avoid, or reduce the severity of a collision. Both vehicles feature collision mitigation systems, lane-keeping assistance, and cruise control systems that adapt to the flow of traffic. However, the Civic Hatchback includes the Forward Collision Warning, which alerts the driver prior to braking.

Deciding Between the 2020 Honda Civic vs Mazda3

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Now that you’ve got a sense of the 2020 Civic vs. Mazda3, you’re closer to choosing your next sedan. But while you learned about how these vehicles differ, you also saw that the Honda Civic still holds the torch ahead of the Mazda3. You can learn even more about the Honda Civic by dropping by and taking a look at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine.

Why not schedule a test drive to see what the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback can really do? At Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine, we’re proud to help drivers in Santa Ana, Tustin, and Rancho Santa Margarita on their journey to the right car!


*31 city/40 highway/34 combined mpg rating for LX, EX, & EX-L CVT trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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