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2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Honda Civic

Are you searching for a new compact sedan or hatchback that offers excellent fuel economy and engine performance? If so, then you are in luck as you have a number of excellent options to explore in the Carlsbad, CA area! Two of the best compact vehicle options available in the area are the 2018 Mazda3 and the 2018 Honda Civic. Both the 2018 Mazda3 and the 2018 Honda Civic have sedan and hatchback body styles available. Additionally, both models offer two excellent engine options that offer a nice combination of performance and fuel economy. You are probably wondering which of these two models is the better option for you. Ultimately, the answer to that question comes down to what you are looking for. However, you can find more information by comparing each model against one another. Let’s find out how the 2018 Mazda3 and the 2018 Honda Civic compare together!

Base Engine Comparison

2018 Mazda3


2018 Honda Civic

2.0L I-4 Engine Base Engine 2.0L I-4 Engine
155 Horsepower Engine Power 158 Horsepower
150 Pound-Feet Engine Torque 138 Pound-Feet
28 MPG / 37 MPG Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 31 MPG / 40 MPG

Get a 2018 Mazda3 in Carlsbad CA

The table above highlights the key specifications for the base engine option of the 2018 Mazda3 and the 2018 Honda Civic. As you can see both of these models feature a base engine that offers very similar specifications. The 2018 Mazda3 base engine offers better engine torque, while the 2018 Honda Civic base engine offers slightly better engine power. The 2018 Honda Civic base engine also offers better fuel economy as well. The table below highlights the same specifications for each model’s secondary engine option.

Secondary Engine Comparison

2018 Mazda3


2018 Civic

2.5L I-4 Engine Secondary Engine 1.5L Turbo I-4 Engine
184 Horsepower Engine Power 174 Horsepower
185 Pound-Feet Engine Torque 167 Pound-Feet
25 MPG / 34 MPG Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 31 MPG / 42 MPG
As you can see, the 2018 Mazda3 secondary engine has a significant advantage over the 2018 Civic secondary engine in power and torque. The 2018 Civic secondary engine does still offer better fuel economy. If you are interested in exploring other ways the 2018 Mazda3 stands out from the competition, then you should contact the staff at Bob Baker Mazda today! Our team is happy to answer any questions you might have. Visit our dealership in Carlsbad, CA today!
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