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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
MSRP
$23,145
Invoice
$22,144
Average Price Paid
$21,656
1,703 listings nationwide

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2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
MSRP
$27,470
Invoice
$25,130
Average Price Paid
$24,756
5,842 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
Fair Price
$22,265
Good Price
$21,007
Great Price
$20,287
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
Fair Price
$25,955
Good Price
$24,131
Great Price
$23,089

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,582
90 listings nationwide
7 GREAT deals
17 GOOD deals

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2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,672
124 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Mazda3 has always stood out among compact vehicles. While competitors were focused on efficiency and maximum space, Mazda’s little compact was more about driving dynamics and good ...

2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

While American sedans have come and gone, the Honda Accord has kept a singular purpose (and the same name) for 42 straight years. It’s reliable, roomy, efficient, and unpretentious. Ye...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
50
writes:
Liked this car the best in its class. Better than Sentra, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and others.
Power Ranked 2017 Nissan Sentra S worse.
"Looks better--cool design-"
Back Seats Ranked 2017 Nissan Sentra S better.
"Did not compare."
writes:
Loved the zoom zoom of the sport feature and the look of the car. It is sporty and exciting though not quite e...
Value Ranked 2018 Toyota Corolla LE better.
"Price point for the features included."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Toyota Corolla LE worse.
"I just loved the style and the feel of the car more than the Corolla. The Mazda3 didnt feel as much like an entry level car as compared to the Corolla."
writes:
After test driving a used 2014 GT HB I leased a 2018 GT HB
Handling Ranked 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback worse.
"Again the refinements "
Looks/Style Ranked 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback worse.
"Basically the same look overall, the 2018 is more refined!"
Value Ranked 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback worse.
"Overall quality has improved and the safety features take it to the next level."
Would Buy Ranked 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback worse.
"better value"
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
100
writes:
2.0 turbo is the way to go. Gas mileage is really good if you can keep it out of sports mode. Cant go wrong wi...
Front Seats Ranked 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum SuperCrew 4WD worse.
"Leather feels premium and the seats are softer. The sides hug your body."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum SuperCrew 4WD better.
"Truck has lots of cargo space since that is what is meant to carry."
50
writes:
Sport trim is the best car in the class for sporty driving.
Handling Ranked 2018 Mazda MAZDA6 worse.
"Sport trim has no equal in the class. Can give a gti a run for your money and haul people on a trip comfortably"
Value Ranked 2018 Mazda MAZDA6 better.
"With Napa leather and 360 camera available for under 36k and the fit and finish to rival a luxury car this should be top of your list for a near luxury experience."
40
writes:
For me, the price difference between the 1.5 and 2.0 is what made me go w the 1.5.

Specs

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
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30 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
--
38 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 14.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
184 hp @ 5,700 RPM
184 hp @ 5,700 RPM
192 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
185 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM
185 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM
192 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
10.3:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.94 in
3.5 in x 3.94 in
2.87 in x 3.52 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 35.8 in 40.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.4 cu ft 16.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,100 lbs
Exterior
Length 180.3 in 192.2 in
Width 70.7 in 73.3 in
Height 57.3 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 111.4 in

Available Options

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Eternal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Soul Red Metallic
  • Titanium Flash Mica

Option Packages

  • Premium Equipment Package
  • Appearance Package
  • Mazda Mobile Start
  • Premium Equipment Package
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Champagne Frost Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Kona Coffee Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Radiant Red Metallic

Option Packages

  • Side Underbody Spoiler
  • Tires: Toyo
  • Wheels: 19" Black Alloy
  • Wheels: 19" Chrome-Look Alloy

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