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2017 Mazda3 vs. 2017 Honda Civic

For many buyers, the quest for an ideal vehicle guides them to the compact sedan segment. Once they get there, of course, they’ll have a pretty tricky decision on their hands: do they go with one of the segment’s legends, the 2017 Honda Civic, or instead opt for a relative newcomer to the party, the 2017 Mazda3. It’s certainly a question worthy of debate, and one that visitors to Avondale Mazda are being forced to answer. So, how do they stack up?

Right out of the gate, it’s clear that these models compare quite admirably to one another. Both offer a standard 2.0L inline four cylinder engine, which return similar outputs in terms of horsepower and fuel economy, while the Mazda3 offers a slight edge in torque rating. The starting MSRP for the Mazda3 also comes in nearly a thousand dollars beneath its Honda rival, making one thing clear: a driver can enjoy comparable performance from the Mazda3 for a significantly lower price.

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2017 Mazda3 vs. 2017 Honda Civic
$17,845 Starting MSRP $18,740
2.0L inline four-cylinder Standard Engine 2.0L inline four-cylinder
155 hp -- 150 lb-ft of torque Standard Engine Output 158 hp -- 138 lb-ft of torque
31 mpg Combined Fuel Economy 32 mpg

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While there are certainly areas where the Mazda3 compares favorably to the 2017 Honda Civic, there are multiple facets where the model gets by on its own merits just fine. The Mazda3 enjoys a slight redesign for the new model year, with an updated dashboard configuration, a revamped suspension system, and three available trim levels. It also offers a powertrain in addition to the standard configuration listed above: a 2.5L SKYACTIVⓇ-G that delivers up to 184 horsepower.

Once inside the 2017 Mazda3, buyers enjoy features such as a standard rearview camera, a standard MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system, and available safety features such as adaptive front-lighting and advanced blind spot monitoring.

All told, the 2017 Mazda3 continues to be an impressive and credible addition to the compact sedan segment, and it’s now available at Avondale Mazda near Phoenix, AZ. Schedule your test drive today!

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