Mazda3 vs Honda Civic

2016 Mazda3 VS 2016 Honda Civic

Ranked #1 for “Best Compact Car”  by Car and Driver AWARDS Ranked #3 for “Best Compact Car” by Car and Driver
Up to 184 HORSEPOWER Up to 174
Unlimited Mileage/km WARRANTY 60,000 km
8.0/5.8 FUEL ECONOMY L/100 KM
(CITY/HIGHWAY) -Manual Transmission
8.8 / 5.9
2.0 L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with
SKYACTIV Technology
ENGINE 2.0-litre, 16-valve, Port Injection, DOHC, i-VTEC® 4-cylinder
Standard PUSH BUTTON START Available
Available Bose® system with 9 speakers AUDIO SYSTEM Unbranded system with 10 speakers
$15,550 STARTING  MSRP $15,990

2016 Mazda3 has it all, it offers technology, comfort, and a luxurious look. Whether it is just a leisurely drive down Dallas Road or commuting on the Malahat, the Mazda3 provides a very enjoyable ride. It handles very well on Victoria’s winding roads with its responsive, tight, and perfectly weighted steering giving it an agile feel. Like most Mazda models its fun to drive and not just a typical compact car. It also offers paddle shifters with its six-speed transmission, something the Honda doesn’t.

Honda has completely redesigned the Civic, from the interior design to the turbo engine and new tech options. Both vehicles offer a quiet ride, statistically the Civic offers a slightly quieter experience. However, the Civics steering is a bit heavy but has good control. The rear seats in the Civic offer more leg room compared to the Mazda 3. While the Mazda3 is equpped with SKYACTIV Technology ,the Civic offers a Turbo only in a CVT transmission.

The Mazda3 also won the 2016 Canadian Green Car Award for Efficient Internal Combustion.  For more information visit

Car and Driver ranks the 2016 Mazda3 #1 for “Best Compact Car”  and the 2016 Honda Civic #3 for “Best Compact Car”Both vehicles get excellent fuel economy, but the Mazda3 comes out slightly ahead. Plus, the Mazda3 GT Tech Package adds a regenerative engine braking system that can boost that figure even more. As for performance and driveability, both the Mazda3 and the Honda Civic are agile, responsive, and satisfying.

Don’t take our word, come test drive a Mazda3 today!