Honda Civic Vs Mazda3

The 2012 Mazda3 vs. the Honda Civic

If you’re looking for a 2012 Mazda3 in the Bradenton, FL area, look no further than Cox Mazda. We are dedicated to our customers and your utmost satisfaction with your car-buying experience. Right now, we’re excited to offer the 2012 Mazda3 as a stylish yet affordable sedan that is both fuel-efficient and fun to drive. We’re so confident about this model that we’ll compare it to the 2012 Honda Civic, another popular sedan, to show you its true value.

The Sporty Sedan That Delivers

Right off the bat, we at your Bradenton, FL Mazda dealer know it’s most important to compare pricing with these vehicles. Mazda’s sporty 4-door is clearly more affordable, as we compare standard offerings with the Honda Civic. With this value, here are several key differences between these cars:

  • Engine/transmission. The Mazda’s 4-cylinder 2L engine has a dual overhead cam valve configuration, 148 hp/6500 rpm, and 135 torque/4500 rpm while the Civic’s 4-cylinder 1.8L engine only has a single overhead cam valve configuration, 140 hp/6500 rpm, and 128 torque/4500 rpm.
  • Navigation. In addition to its standard AM/FM radio and CD player, the Mazda3 offers an optional navigational tool to help get you where you’re going. The Civic offers none of these features.
  • Convenience. Minor details can sometimes be game-changers. Mazda’s sedan comes with steering wheel mounted controls, which not only provide convenient access for the driver, but are also a source of added safety. The driver doesn’t need to take his eyes off the road nor his hands off the wheel in order to use some very important functions. The Civic does not offer this.
  • Weekend adventures. We also offer a key component to a family weekend getaway: a load bearing exterior rack. There is no such thing on the Civic.

These are important distinctions to make between the two family sedans. When you add them all up, the Mazda3 is the clear value at nearly $1000 less than the Civic.

Visit Cox Mazda for More Information

The only way to know for sure whether the Mazda3 is the right sedan for you is to come by the dealership and test-drive one. Our friendly, knowledgeable customer service representatives are waiting in the wings to answer all your questions.