|2016 Honda Civic||2016 Mazda3|
|158 HP||Horsepower||155 HP|
|2,742 lbs.||Curb Weight||2,869 lbs.|
|15.1 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||12.4 cu. ft.|
|112.9 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||108.7 cu. ft.|
2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Mazda3
Perhaps the biggest automotive news of the year so far, at least as far as our brands are concerned, was the announcement of the all-new, tenth-generation Honda Civic. With plans for five different models under the nameplate, the reveal of the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan was something to behold, and we cannot wait for the other four models to be unveiled. But until then, we thought we’d show you exactly why the Civic is such an excited, best-selling vehicle by pitting it against one of its segment rivals. We’re going to do that by comparing the 2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Mazda3.
Advantages of the 2016 Honda Civic
Taking a look at the table above you can see just how similar the two vehicles are, but if you really study the specifications you would notice that the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan trumps the Mazda3 in every category. The closest race is in terms of horsepower, where the Honda Civic only has an extra 3 HP over its competition. But the Civic answers right back with its lighter curb weight, weighing 127 lbs. less than the Mazda3. That lower curb weight means that the Civic can do the same things the Mazda3 can with less horsepower, thus expanding the advantage in power.
Where the 2016 Honda Civic really starts to come into its own, though, is in terms of space. It has a much roomier trunk, offering just under 3 extra cubic feet of space to fill with whatever you might need to bring along with you. But as if that wasn’t enough, the Civic Sedan also provides just over 4 extra cu. ft. of space in the passenger cabin, meaning that your passengers have that much more room to stretch out and get comfortable in.
If you think all of this information has you ready to get in the driver’s seat of a 2016 Honda Civic Sedan for yourself, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or by giving the sales team a call at Wheaton Honda.