2020 MAZDA3 vs 2020 Honda Civic
2020 MAZDA3 2020 Honda Civic
Horsepower
  186 158
Infotainment Display
  8.8-inch large center display 5-inch central display screen
Sound System
  8 speakers 4 speakers

2020 MAZDA3 vs 2020 Honda Civic

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For those looking for a quality small sedan, the 2020 Mazda3 makes a nice choice. The Mazda3 is better than ever in 2020 with some new and notable features. This year, the Mazda is equipped with a full suite of standard safety amenities at all trim levels. The Mazda adds safety features to a list of features that make it a top pick already, including a powerful engine and sophisticated styling. The Mazda3 competes with the 2020 Honda Civic, which is another small sedan. However, the Mazda3 comes with a more exciting ride quality and more power beneath the hood. It also has a better value overall, and its interior is more user-friendly. The Mazda3 also has a more spacious interior, and it's rated as a top pick in its class by Edmunds.

Power & Handling

Power, performance, and handling are all areas where the Mazda3 shines. The Mazda3 is configured with one engine for all trims. This year, all Mazda3 models are powered by a 2.5L gasoline engine with four cylinders. This capable engine creates nearly 190 horsepower and more than 185 lb-ft of torque. The engine is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission on all trims. A manual transmission is available on the hatchback. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available. The Honda Civic, on the other hand, doesn't have as much in the way of power. With the Honda, you can get a base engine that produces just 158 horsepower, or a slightly larger engine that creates 174 horsepower.

Interior Layout

The 2020 Mazda3 has a delightful interior with plenty of space and easily accessible features. The Mazda3 comes with an infotainment system that is easy to control with the touch of a finger. The Honda, in contrast, has a more finicky infotainment system that can be difficult to use and distracting. Furthermore, the Mazda comes standard with higher-end base level amenities, including an 8.8-inch infotainment display screen compared to the standard five-inch screen in the Honda.

Value

Many features are included as standard amenities in the 2020 Mazda3, including LED headlights and an eight-speaker sound system on the base trim. While you'll get a display screen that is almost nine inches in the Mazda, the Honda only comes with a five-inch screen, and its standard stereo only has four speakers. With additional features such as leather seats, adaptive headlights, a sunroof, and a Bose sound system added to the top trims, the Mazda3 offers better value overall than the 2020 Honda Civic.