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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
$21,919
1,745 listings nationwide

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2018 Honda Civic
EX
MSRP
$21,340
Invoice
$19,832
Average Price Paid
$19,584
3,243 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
$22,432
Good Price
$21,243
Great Price
$20,564
2018 Honda Civic
EX
Fair Price
$20,446
Good Price
$18,937
Great Price
$18,075

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,551
48 listings nationwide

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2018 Honda Civic
EX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$21,895
76 listings nationwide
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12 GOOD deals

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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 Civic
EX
Kyree Williams Preview:

The classic Honda Civic is easily one of the most important cars on the market, so when Honda released a downgraded version in 2012, the company disappointed buys as competitor models ...

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

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
10
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:
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"
writes:
Liked slightly better than the Civic overall. Both good cars
2018 Honda Civic
EX
writes:
Feels like your body is connected to the car while driving. Excellent handling. Worth buying.
writes:
Great Car also
40
writes:
Good variant of the Civic. Nice design, decent power, and the best part is that Si is only available in manua...
Power Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"RWD delivery, 50/50 front rear weight distribution, and low mounted engine combined make the BRZ feel more responsive. "
Handling Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"See above. "
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"The BRZ is designed as its own platform, with classic sports car styling (longish hood, beefy rear fenders, no-nonsense interior). The Si is nice, but because its shared with its lesser Civic stablemates, feels less special as a sports car than the BRZ. "
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"The BRZ Limited offers leather + suede look seats, well bolstered. While the Sis seats are OK, no leather option did not sit well with me (pun intended). "
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD worse.
"The Si has usable back seats; the BRZs are for packages or people you dislike only. "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD worse.
"Si comes in hatch variant with offers greater cargo options vs. BRZ."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD worse.
"Functional rear seats and great platform overall. "
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"I did buy the BRZ over the Si because it felt more special since it was designed as an affordable sports car, period. No shared platform with lesser models. Also, its reliability rating in Consumer Reports was superior to the Hondas. "

Specs

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
2018 Honda Civic
EX
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
--
31 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
--
40 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
158 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
185 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM
185 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM
138 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
10.8:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.94 in
3.5 in x 3.94 in
3.39 in x 3.38 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 --
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
Maximum Payload -- 942 lbs
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
2018 Honda Civic
EX

Exterior Colors

  • Aegean Blue Metallic
  • Burgundy Night Pearl
  • Cosmic Blue Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Rallye Red
  • White Orchid Pearl

Option Packages

  • Side Underbody Spoiler
  • Wheels: 17" Alloy

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