If you want an active sedan that'll make a great first impression on the streets of East Stroudsburg, Bethlehem, and Jim Thorpe, then you may want to consider the 2019 Honda Civic or Mazda3.

Both are popular models that received even sportier redesigns for the 2019 model year, so they're sure to be a great fit. However, the team at Ray Price Honda wanted to know which offers more of what drivers in Stroudsburg and Easton need.

So, we compared the Honda Civic vs Mazda3. Here's what we found.

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Honda Civic vs Mazda3 Safety Technology

For many local drivers, safety is a major consideration when choosing their next set of wheels. Both the Honda Civic and Mazda3 hear your concerns and provide several driver-assist technologies to improve your awareness of your surroundings while you're out on the road.

For example, both sedans come with a smart cruise control feature that automatically adjusts your cruise control speed when you approach slower moving traffic on the highway. They also both have the following safety technologies:

  • Lane keeping
  • Road departure mitigation
  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Automatic high beams

The major difference here is that the Honda Civic provides these features standard on every trim level, whereas the Mazda3 requires you to add on a package before you can access this level of collision mitigation technology.

Efficiency and Powertrain Specs

When you take the wheel of your sedan, having the right powertrain specs can really make a big difference. For example, if you're someone who likes to have complete control over your drive, then you'll probably appreciate that both the Honda Civic and Mazda3 have an available 6-speed manual transmission.

They both also have an automatic transmission option. For the Mazda3, this is a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the Honda Civic comes with a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

This difference may explain the disparity we see in the fuel efficiency between the two sedans. Since the CVT does away with the set gears of an automatic, it allows for maximum efficiency by providing an almost infinite number of shifts between the upper and lower limits.

Due to this, the Honda Civic is able to achieve a maximum EPA-estimated fuel economy of 32 MPG city and 42 MPG highway.1 The Mazda3 maxes out at an EPA-estimated 27 MPG city and 36 MPG highway.

Interior Dimensions of the Honda Civic and Mazda3

Whether you drive the Honda Civic or Mazda3, you can expect a cozy, well-crafted interior with plenty of space to stretch out and get comfortable.

In fact, both sedans give the driver 42.3 inches of legroom. As for headroom, drivers in the Honda Civic can enjoy 39.3 inches, while the Mazda3 gives drivers 38 inches of headroom.

They both accommodate rear-seat passengers, as well, fitting up to five people in total. Overall, however, you might find a bit more wiggle room in the Honda Civic, which boasts a total passenger volume of 97.8 cubic feet compared to just 92.8 cubic feet of passenger volume in the Mazda3.

The Honda Civic also lets you pack a bit heavier with its 15.1-cubic-foot trunk compared to just 13.2 cubic feet of trunk space from the Mazda3.

2019 Honda Civic vs Mazda3: Which Will You Drive?

After comparing the 2019 Honda Civic vs. Mazda3, the team at Ray Price Honda found that the Civic brings more with it to the Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, and Easton areas. If you want to give it a try for yourself, pay us a visit and we'll get you out for a test drive around East Stroudsburg and Jim Thorpe.

Contact us to test drive the Honda Civic today!

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32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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