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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
$21,527
1,496 listings nationwide

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2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
MSRP
$23,400
Invoice
$21,738
Average Price Paid
$21,580
4,207 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
$22,108
Good Price
$20,912
Great Price
$20,228
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Fair Price
$22,312
Good Price
$20,942
Great Price
$20,159

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,234
128 listings nationwide
6 GREAT deals
18 GOOD deals

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2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,001
3 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 ...

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
George Kennedy Preview:

Say the phrase “compact car,” and what’s the first vehicle to come to mind? There’s a good chance it’s either a Toyota Corolla or this car, the Honda Civic. Both are cornerstones of a ...

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."
15
writes:
It is a light, tossable small car. Its interior looks great. The seats are somewhat thin and lack support, but...
Front Seats Ranked 2017 BMW 3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan AWD better.
"BMW makes some of the best seats. It is firm but somehow holds you just right. The only seats that Ive sat in that are better are the adaptive seats in Porsches."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2017 BMW 3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan AWD worse.
"The hatchback is actually several inches shorter but has a larger cargo area. The 340i, being a sedan, loses out on cargo space. Somewhat unrelated, the 340i has rear seats that are too aggressively bolstered for kids booster seats to sit squarely. In my specific situation, I find it almost impossible to have 3 kids in the back when two need boosters, because they slide towards the middle too much. The flatter seat cushions in the Mazda3 is easier to accommodate this. "
10
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."
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
--
32 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
--
42 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
184 hp @ 5,700 RPM
184 hp @ 5,700 RPM
174 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
185 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM
185 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM
162 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
10.6:1
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 Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
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 Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 35.8 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.4 cu ft 15.1 cu ft
Exterior
Length 180.3 in 182.3 in
Width 70.7 in 70.8 in
Height 57.3 in 55.7 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 106.3 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
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aegean Blue Metallic
  • Cosmic Blue Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Molten Lava Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Rallye Red

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