Mazda MX-5 Miata vs Honda Civic Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
30th Anniversary RWD
MSRP
$34,995
Invoice
$33,073
Average Price Paid
$33,293
23 listings nationwide

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2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
MSRP
$23,500
Invoice
$21,831
Average Price Paid
$21,092
4,732 listings nationwide

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

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
30th Anniversary RWD
Fair Price
$34,247
Good Price
$32,820
Great Price
$32,005
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Fair Price
$22,026
Good Price
$20,416
Great Price
$19,496

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
30th Anniversary RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$36,549
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,868
48 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
6 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
30th Anniversary RWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Driving is fun. Lots of people don’t realize this because their driving is largely limited to traffic-clogged commutes and running errands, and that’s no fun at all. But when the oppor...

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

The tenth-generation Civic has been out since 2016, and for 2019, Honda makes only minor tweaks to this compact car's winning formula of style, value, and performance. Lots of cars are...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 10
  • Form & Function 3
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 5
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10
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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

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

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
30th Anniversary RWD
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring RWD better.
"More bells and whistles and loved the leather seats"
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring RWD better.
"The GT has the leather seats, which the Club doesn’t. "
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
20
writes:
Clean, sporty, hi tech, well built. Young persons vehicle tho...
writes:
Power Ranked 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Sport FWD better.
"The 2.0T is noticeably more powerful, although the 1.5T in the civic is definitely adequate. I much prefer the 10-speed auto in the 2-liter accord vs the CVT in the 1.5-liter accords and civic."
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Mazda MAZDA3 better.
"Cleaner design, does not have ugly Honda chrome bar and the huge fake vents that only Honda designers seem to love."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Mazda MAZDA3 better.
"It just looks so much better both exterior and interior wise."

Specs

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
30th Anniversary RWD
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
26 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
35 MPG
42 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
174 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
162 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
10.6:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.29 in x 3.59 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 -- Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats -- Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom -- 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4.6 cu ft 15.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 401 lbs --
Exterior
Length 154.1 in 182.3 in
Width 68.3 in 70.8 in
Height 48.8 in 55.7 in
Wheelbase 90.9 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
30th Anniversary RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Racing Orange
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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