Honda Civic

2018 Mazda3 vs. 2018 Honda Civic

View Inventory Learn More Contact Us

If you’re searching for a responsive, feature-filled compact sedan, the 2018 Honda Civic is a popular choice. But in many ways, from power to price, the 2018 Mazda3 is a better choice, providing more of the options you want with a value. Explore the differences in our comparison below, and, when you’re ready to experience a new Mazda3 4-door in person, drop by Quality Mazda in Albuquerque.





Starting MSRP (Manual)


Starting MSRP (Automatic)


Interactive Transmission

Not Available

Smart City Brake Support

Not Available

Blind Spot Monitoring

Not Available

Rear Spoiler

Not Available


While the Mazda3 and the Honda Civic 2.0L 4-cylinder base engines provide nearly identical horsepower, the Mazda delivers 150 lb.-ft. of torque compared to the Honda’s 138 lb.-ft. of peak torque, providing Mazda drivers with better acceleration and a more responsive ride.

The difference is even more pronounced when we compare the Mazda’s 2.5L 4-cylinder engine to the Honda’s 1.5L 4-cylinder upgrade. The Mazda delivers 184-hp and 185 lb-ft of torque, while the Honda manages just 174-hp and 162 lb-ft of torque, falling well short of its rival.

Interior Volume and Design

The Mazda3 interior is designed for comfort and convenience, providing 96.3 cubic feet of standard interior space and abundant features like push-button start, MAZDA CONNECT™** with 7-inch color touchscreen interface, E911 automatic emergency notification, Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming, and much more.

The Honda Civic’s standard interior volume is just 95 cubic feet and, while the compact sedan can be equipped with hands-free calling and infotainment, you’ll have to upgrade to a premium trim and pay extra for the features.


Safety Features

Both the Mazda3 and the Honda Civic offer access to a suite of advanced safety features that include four-wheel anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, blind spot warning, rear parking sensors, and rearview cameras. While the Mazda3 provides access to an available rear cross-path warning system to alert drivers to obstacles entering the space behind the vehicle, Honda does not.

To learn more about the many ways that Mazda vehicles outperform competitors like Honda, Toyota, and Subaru, and how easy it is to find the financing you need to take yours home today, contact an associate at Quality Mazda and schedule a test drive of your favorite trim today.


*Starting at $18,095 MSRP for 2018 Mazda3 Sport 4-Door models with manual transmission. Excludes taxes, title, license fees, and $875 destination charge (Alaska $920). 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.

Saved Vehicles


You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:


Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact Us


(866) 248-7977

Call Now


(866) 243-5421

Call Now


(866) 338-5561

Call Now

8101 Lomas Blvd NE • Albuquerque, NM 87110

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 9am-6pm

Open Today! Service: 7am-6pm

Open Today! Parts: 7:30am-5:30pm

Quality Mazda 35.0881572, -106.55641.