The 2014 Mazda3 vs. the 2014 Honda Civic

Tampa and Bradenton drivers have plenty of choices available when looking for a new car, but we think that few of them can hope to compare to the 2014 Mazda3. Available now at Cox Mazda, we think the latest in the long-running Mazda3 series is the best of the bunch: affordable with plenty of options for an entry-level car.

Of course, there are titans in the sedan market; how will the Mazda3 stand up against the 2014 Honda Civic? Well, we think Mazda’s built a giant-killer, but you should see for yourself.

Mazda Means Affordable

2014 Mazda3The last thing you want on your new car search is sticker shock…except when it’s in your favor. Mazda’s latest sedan starts at just $16,945 (MSRP), putting it at a distinct advantage over competing vehicles like the Civic, priced at $18,390.

Honda has been pushing their standard features package lately, but would you believe that even when you equip the vehicles with comparable features, Mazda still comes out ahead? It’s true! The Mazda3 hits $17,740 to the Civic’s $19,180 when each vehicle is outfitted with the same equipment.

Get Power and Efficiency in a Mazda

While you may not be looking at vehicles like these for power, the fact is that a little extra horsepower never hurt anyone. Mazda gives drivers a four-cylinder that kicks out 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque, while the Civic is only good for 143 hp and 129 lb-ft.

Despite the boosted power, the Mazda3 is also more efficient, getting an EPA-estimated 41 mpg on the highway, while the Civic only gets 36 mpg.

The Mazda3 Brings Options to the Table

As we said, Honda has been boasting their standard features lately, but many of them can be had on the Mazda3 without coming close to the price of the Civic. Here are just a few options you can add onto this 2014 Mazda:

  • Navigation system
  • Built-in telematics
  • Alloy wheels
  • Load-bearing roof rack

Test Drive the New Mazda3 Today

If you want to see this incredible new vehicle firsthand, all you need to do is visit our Bradenton showroom and ask one of our sales experts to take the 2014 Mazda3 for a test drive. We’re located just a quick trip from Tampa, and we can’t wait to put you behind the wheel.Visit Cox Mazda today at 3101 Cortez Road W. in Bradenton.