2019 Honda Civic vs 2019 Mazda3

Blue 2019 Honda Civic Sedan on Parking Structure vs Red 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback Rear on a City Street

Are you looking for a versatile compact sedan? Are you interested in a sporty compact coupe or hatchback? A world-class contender in the segment, the 2019 Honda Civic may fit the bill for Austin-area drivers who choose Howdy Honda. Learn more about the Honda Civic and how it stacks up against the all-new Mazda3 with this 2019 Honda Civic vs 2019 Mazda3 comparison.

Drivers who choose the 2019 Honda Civic will have a choice of three body styles – sedan, coupe and hatchback – with a broad spectrum of trim levels to choose from. Redesigned 2019 Mazda3 models do not provide that level of versatility with sedan and hatchback configurations. All Honda Civic entries make room for five passengers and will add 12.1 cubic feet of trunk space in the Civic Coupe, 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space in the Civic Sedan and 25.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats in the Civic Hatchback.

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2019 Honda Civic VS 2019 Mazda3
$19,450* (Honda Civic Sedan) Base Price $21,000
2.0-Liter i-VTEC® 4-Cylinder Base Engine 2.5-Liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder
Sedan, Coupe and Hatchback Body Styles Sedan and Hatchback
12.1 - 25.7 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 13.2 - 20.1 Cubic Feet

What Are the Differences Between the Honda Civic and the Mazda3?

Versatility and affordability are highlights of the Honda Civic design in this 2019 Honda Civic vs 2019 Mazda3 comparison. Honda Civic Sedan entries are available in five grades – LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring – that start at $19,450*. When you opt for the Honda Accord Coupe, you will have a choice of four standard grades – LX, Sport, EX and Touring – that start at $20,650* and are joined by the track-ready Civic Si Coupe. If you love the Honda Accord Hatchback, you will have a choice of five grades – LX, Sport, EX, EX-L Navi and Sport Touring – that start at $21,450*. The high-performance Honda Civic Type R falls into the hatchback family. The all-new Mazda3 Sedan starts at $21,000 and Mazda3 Hatchback entries will start at $23,600.

Drivers who choose the 2019 Honda Civic Sedan will discover an impressive list of standard amenities that carry over to similarly-equipped Civic Coupe and Civic Hatchback trim levels. Honda Civic LX Sedan grades come standard with 16-inch wheels, LED Daytime Running Lights, automatic climate control, a rearview camera and a 5-inch infotainment system with Bluetooth capabilities. The Honda Sensing® suite of safety systems is standard across the board to promote safety. Upgrades to the Honda Civic spec sheet will vary by model and will include a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen infotainment system, 18-inch wheels, a power sunroof, heated front and rear seats, a 10-speaker sound system and leather upholstery.

An athletic and fuel-efficient performance is a hallmark of the 2019 Honda Civic that the 2019 Mazda3 cannot match. Mazda3 entries employ a single 186-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine that is paired with either a six-speed SKYACTIV®-Drive automatic transmission or a six-speed SKYACTIV®-MT manual transmission. Mazda i-ACTIV AWD® is an available option for select Mazda3 models. A true arsenal of engine options makes the Honda Civic stand out in this comparison.

Honda Civic Engine Options and Specs

  • 158-Horsepower 2.0-Liter i-VTEC® 4-Cylinder – LX Sedan, Sport Sedan, LX Coupe and Sport Coupe Models
  • 174-Horsepower 1.5-Liter i-VTEC® Turbocharged 4-Cylinder – EX Sedan, EX-L Sedan, Touring Sedan, EX Coupe, Touring Coupe, LX Hatchback, EX Hatchback and EX-L Navi Hatchback Models
  • 180-Horsepower 1.5-Liter i-VTEC® Turbocharged 4-Cylinder – Sport Hatchback and Touring Hatchback Models
  • 205-Horsepower 1.5-Liter i-VTEC® Turbocharged 4-Cylinder – Civic Si Coupe
  • 306-Horsepower 2.0-Liter i-VTEC® Turbocharged 4-Cylinder – Civic Type R Hatchback

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $920.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.


Red 2019 Honda Civic Si Coupe Front Exterior on a Desert Highway
Blue 2019 Honda Civic Sedan Rear Exterior on a Country Road
2019 Honda Civic Coupe Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Front Seat Interior
2019 Honda Civic Si Rear Seat Interior