Compare Mazda3 in Moon Township, PA

Mazda3 Takes on the Honda Civic Competition in Moon Township -- Which Compact Car is Right for You?

Ours has been a favorite sedan and hatchback duo among Pennsylvania drivers since 2003, when it replaced the celebrated Mazda Familia, 323 and Protégé. Theirs is a coupe, sedan, and hatchback trio, a long-timer in the segment, with origins as far back as 1972 and still well-thought-of here in the commonwealth. Both are compact cars that stand out, each in its own way from the latest new Mazda vehicles and their brand siblings alike. But only one pulls ahead for the greater Pittsburgh area -- the new Mazda3. Check out how both sedans compare, right here!

Mazda3 vs. Honda Civic

A new Mazda3 appears in its threefold group of hallmark trims, from base Sport and midrange Touring to the fully loaded Grand Touring. The new Honda Civic offers four, from LX and Sport through EX to EX-L and Touring. Look closer, and you'll see where Mazda3 excels.

  • A 155-horsepower, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder SKYACTIV®-G engine comes standard in base trims, ready to churn out 150 pound-feet of torque. Civic might incorporate a 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter I4 in its LX base, but it only delivers 138 pound-feet of torque -- making the Honda sedan less energetic.
  • A 184-horsepower, 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine, standard in Touring and later, surpasses in drive both Civic's base engine and its turbocharged 174-horsepower, 1.5-liter engine, standard in Civic EX and later. Mazda3 maintains its lead in turning and pulling power, too, 185 pound-feet to only 162 to 167 pound-feet, depending on transmission.
  • Expect fuel economy up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in cities like Aliquippa, 37 mpg on the highway to McKees Rocks, and 31 mpg combined between Coraopolis and the Pennsylvania countryside. That owes to pairing with an available SKYACTIV®-DRIVE six-speed automatic. Civic is comparable, capable of up to 32 mpg, 42 mpg, and 36 mpg respectively.
  • SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control comes standard, making handling precision a matter of course. There's no cornering system to speak of in Honda Civic.
  • Mazda3 builds in driver-assistance technologies galore. Smart City Brake Support, for instance, comes standard in Sport. Step up to Touring and Grand Touring, and you gain Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The Honda Sensing driver-assist suite comes standard in Civic across its lineup.
  • With 96.3 cubic feet of passenger volume, Mazda3 is the roomier option. In most Civic trims, you can only look forward to 95.0, and only the less-well-equipped Civic base offers 97.8.
  • Choose from among cloth-, leatherette-, and perforated leather-trimmed sport seating options. Civic only offers cloth and leather-trimmed seats, and they aren't sport-optimized.
  • For entertainment control, 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT&#trade; infotainment comes standard. There's only a 5-inch LCD in Civic's base, and you have to step up to Civic Sport to get a comparable 7-inch Display Audio system.

See how else the new Mazda3 gets the edge on the competition right here at Moon Township Mazda. Contact our 5760 University Boulevard showroom or stop by for a visit, and we'll schedule you for a test drive you're sure to remember.


Moon Township Mazda

5760 University Blvd
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