The tenth-generation Honda Civic has been revamped with new aesthetic and technological improvements for 2020. This ultra-popular vehicle has long outperformed many competitors by its versatility, reliability and fuel economy. With its three variants and numerous versions, it is ready to stay at the top. Here we compare it to the 2020 Mazda3.
Honda offers three variants of the Civic, quite a few more options than the Mazda3. These are the Civic Sedan, the Civic Hatchback and the Civic Coupe. Overall, the Mazda3 lineup does not offer the style and functionality of the Civic family. The Civic is a longer vehicle (up to 181 mm), with more amenities. The lower height (-24mm) keeps the center of gravity down, giving the Civic improved cornering.
The 2020 Honda Civic is an efficient competitor with a power advantage
The Civic and Mazda3 offer two engine options. The Civic is equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque, with a fuel consumption rating of 7.9/6.1 liters per 100 km (city/highway).
It also has a powerful turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine that develops 205 horsepower on the Si version and 172 horsepower on the Touring. The two 1.5 L versions have fuel consumption ratings of 7.8/6.2 L/100 km and 8.9/6.4 L/100 km, respectively.
The Mazda3 has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. The fuel consumption rating of this engine is 8.7/6.6 L/100 km, so any torque gain compared to the Civic translates into high fuel costs. The other engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that generates 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque.
The Civic’s most powerful engine beats the Mazda3 in terms of fuel efficiency and power.
Although the two vehicles can accommodate five people, the 2020 Honda Civic beats the Mazda 3 in a few key dimensional aspects. The Civic offers 30mm of extra headroom in the front and up to 60mm more for the rear legs. These are important measures, especially during long journeys in a compact vehicle.
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