2016 Mazda3 vs. 2016 Honda Civic

2016 Mazda3 4dr blue


2016 Honda Civic silver

Honda Civic

With superior power and more passenger volume, the 2016 Mazda3 is a clear winner for Manteca and Stockton drivers when compared to the 2016 Honda Civic. In addition, the 2016 Mazda3 has a lower starting price tag that will appeal to most drivers. Let’s take a closer look at how the 2016 Mazda3 compares to the 2016 Honda Civic.

Powertrain Options

Both the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe come with two powertrain options that are underwhelming when compared to the two available with the 2016 Mazda3 4-Door and Mazda3 5-Door. Lanthrop and Turlock drivers will only have a maximum of 174 hp and 162 lb-ft available with either of the 2016 Civic models. With the Mazda3, however, you’ll be put in command of up to 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque.

The Mazda3 is available with a manual 6-speed overdrive transmission, a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift mode, or a 6-speed automatic transmission with i-ELOOP. The Civic only offers a standard 6-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission.

Interior Specs

When you put the 2016 Civic Sedan head-to-head with the 2016 Mazda3 4-door, their interior space is comparable. The 2016 Mazda3 5-Door, however, blows away the 2016 Honda Civic when it comes to space. Here’s how it compares to the Civic Coupe:

  • Passenger Volume: 96.4 cubic feet with Mazda3 5-door vs. 91 cubic feet on Civic Coupe base trim. All other Civic Coupe trims have even lower passenger volume, coming in at 88.6.
  • Headroom: 38.6 inches with the Mazda3 5-door vs. 38.2 on Civic Coupe base trim. All other Civic Coupe trims offer only 36.5 inches.
  • Standard Cargo Room: 20.2 cubic feet in the Mazda3 5-Door vs. 12.1 in the Civic Coupe. And you can expand the Mazda3’s cargo space up to 47.1 cubic feet, which you can’t do with the Civic Coupe.

Learn More About the 2016 Mazda3 at Tracy Mazda

There are many more features and amenities that will make you fall in love with either the 4-door or 5-door version of the 2016 Mazda3, so we suggest you come down to Tracy Mazda to take either model for a test drive. We are eager to help our Manteca and Stockton customers get behind the wheel of this unbelievable vehicle, so make sure you stop by today to take it for a spin!