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2018 Mazda3 Hatchback vs. 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback

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The 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback has made quite a splash in recent months, thanks to its bold design, updated features, and advanced safety systems. However, in many ways that count, the 2018 Mazda3 Hatchback is a better choice. Not only does the Mazda option come in at a lower starting price, but the new hatchback also offers drivers access to more power, more interior volume, and a longer list of standard amenities, making it a top choice of savvy shoppers around Albuquerque.





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The Mazda3 Hatchback can be equipped with your choice of two fuel-efficient powerplants, including the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder with VVT, capable of generating as much as 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque.

The Honda offers just one engine option–the 1.5L in-line 4-cylinder with single-scroll turbocharge–capable of a maximum output of 180-hp and 162 lb-ft of torque, making the Honda a less responsive choice for busy urban areas.

Interior Design and Volume

Both Hatchback cars have five doors and seating for 5 passengers, but the Mazda3 makes the most of it, delivering 96.4 cubic feet of interior passenger volume on every trim, and as much as 47.1 cubic feet of available cargo capacity. This large interior space makes it easy to load up everything you need for a weekend out of town.

The Honda Civic Hatchback offers passengers just 94.8 cubic feet of interior volume on the EX, EX-L Navi, and Sport Touring models, and only 46.2 cubic feet of cargo volume, effectively giving you less of the features you need, while asking you to pay more.


Advanced Technology

Both the Mazda and the Honda offer access to Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming. However, Mazda offers amenities like push-button start, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment interface, SMS text messaging, and a 6-speaker performance audio system as standard equipment with MAZDA CONNECT™**. Honda requires drivers to pay extra for the same features. The Civic Hatchback only offers push-button start, SMS text messaging, and a 7-inch display on the EX trim and above, and the standard audio system has just four speakers.

To learn more about the many ways the 2018 Mazda3 5-door Hatchback outclasses competitors like the Honda, Toyota, and Subaru, and how easy it is to finance your new Mazda, contact the experts at Quality Mazda in Albuquerque today.


*Starting at $19,345 MSRP for 2018 Mazda3 5-Door Sport models with manual transmission. Excludes taxes, title, license fees, and $895 destination charge (Alaska $940). Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details.

**Don’t drive while distracted. Even with voice commands, only use MAZDA CONNECT™/ other devices when safe. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in motion. Not all features are compatible with all phones. Message and data rates may apply.

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