MazdaSpeed3 Vs. Honda Civic

The 2012 MazdaSpeed3 vs. the 2012 Honda Civic

The 2012 MazdaSpeed3 is in stock now at Cox Mazda, near St. Petersburg, FL. The latest version of the MazdaSpeed3 is a budget friendly vehicle that is both fun to drive and well equipped. Budget conscious drivers will also likely consider some other affordable models, including the new 2012 Honda Civic. Here at Cox Mazda, we understand the need to compare, so let’s go ahead and take a look at the two vehicles.

The MazdaSpeed3 Bests the Competition

Let’s start with price: when comparably equipped, the Mazda goes for around $24,795 and the Civic for around $ 23,345. Savings start right at the sticker when you choose Mazda!

Out of our entire new inventory, we particularly love the 2012 MazdaSpeed3 Touring. Equipped with a 2.3L Inline four-cylinder engine, a six speed manual transmission, and a turbocharger, this baby can really put out some power.

Both models are front wheel drive and feature front and rear disc brakes and a rack and pinion steering system. They also both come equipped with independent front and rear suspensions, traction control, and a vehicle stability controls system. Where the Mazda pulls ahead is with its luxury, including separate driver/passenger climate controls and leather upholstery. Outside it features signaling exterior mirrors, rain sensing wipers, perimeter lighting, and high intensity discharge headlights. It can also be equipped with an optional navigation system, a CD changer, and a load bearing rear deck. You’ll be hard pressed to find an affordable trim with the Honda that features these fantastic amenities.

Test Drive the MazdaSpeed3 Today at Cox Mazda

St. Petersburg drivers looking for an affordable, fun to drive vehicle should be sure to visit Cox Mazda to check out the new 2012 MazdaSpeed6. We are about a half an hour’s drive from St. Petersburg and have hundreds of vehicles in stock now. We carry the latest 2012 Mazda models along with a great selection of pre-owned models. Stop by and see us in Bradenton, FL today. Our sales department is open seven days a week. Stop by today to take the new MazdaSpeed6 for a test drive. Contact us if you have any questions.