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Have you compared the 2021 Civic to its latest Mazda rival
By Product Expert | Posted in Honda Civic on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 at 12:22 pm
2021 Honda Civic Sedan vs. 2021 Mazda3 Sedan
The Honda Civic Sedan has continually proved that there will always be a place for a compact sedan in the automaker’s lineup. Not only will the Civic Sedan keep offering everything that made it such a strong in-class performer, but those things will also give potential buyers plenty to consider during the shopping process. A comparison of the 2021 Honda Civic Sedan vs. 2021 Mazda3 Sedan illustrates this idea. Meridian Honda customers interested in the 2021 Civic Sedan will have five trim grades to choose from, LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring. Most of the compact sedan’s features and equipment are very similar to that of previous models. However, that is to be expected considering the 2022 model is getting a major overhaul. Let’s take a closer look at this important automotive battle.
On the surface, the 2021 Honda Civic Sedan and 2021 Mazda3 Sedan have a few similarities. The driver and front passenger in either vehicle will be able to use up to 42.3 inches of legroom. Honda has provided those sitting in the rear seats with up 37.4 inches to stretch their legs, though that number may be lower if front passengers are taller. People sitting in the back of the 2021 Mazda3 Sedan will only be able to use 35.1 inches of legroom – making long-legged people in the front seat a bigger issue for them.
By and large, compact sedans are most prized for their nimble handling and overall efficient operation. However, these vehicles still need to be convenient to use. People with a 2021 Civic Sedan in their driveway will have 15.1 cubic-feet of trunk space to use. The Mazda3 only offers 13.2 cubic-feet of trunk volume.
Performance/Fuel Efficiency Scores
Meridian Honda customers will have a pair of power plant options to consider for the 2021 Civic Sedan, depending on which of the trim grades they choose to buy or lease. The LX and Sport models have a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, inline four-cylinder engine under the hood that will be mated to a continuously variable transmission, making 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. People choosing the remaining EX, EX-L and Touring trims will have a turbocharged 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine using a CVT as well. This trio of Civic Sedan models will make 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque.
Entry-level versions of the 2021 Mazda3 Sedan use a similar four-cylinder engine that will make slightly less horsepower and slightly lower fuel-economy scores than most versions of the 2021 Civic Sedan*. Mazda also offers a second engine option that will have a little more horsepower than the larger Civic Sedan power mill, but the disparity in fuel efficiency just gets more noticeable.
Make an appointment with a Meridian Honda product expert today if you would like to take the 2021 Honda Civic Sedan for a test drive.
*Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. 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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