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2018 Honda Civic Hatchback vs 2018 Mazda3 5-Door

2018 Civic Hatchback in Silver vs 2018 CX-3 in Red

The Honda Civic Hatchback continues to live up to its high standards for 2018 with sleek styling, athletic performance, and premium features. Versatile and efficient, the Civic Hatchback is a great vehicle for commuters, students, young professionals, and more. Check out the following 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback vs 2018 Mazda3 5-Door comparison to see how it stacks up. 

The Civic Hatchback and Mazda3 5-Door are well-matched in all areas including performance, standard features, and space. The biggest difference between the two models lies under the hood--the Civic Hatchback offers one 1.5L engine option while the Mazda3 5-Door offers the choice of a 2.0L or a 2.5L engine. The Civic Hatchback offers either a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT, while the Mazda3 5-Door features a 6-speed automatic transmission on all trim levels. 

2018 Honda

Civic Hatchback


2018 Mazda3


1.5L turbo &

6-speed manual or CVT

Engine &

Transmission Options

2.0L 4-cylinder or 2.5L 4-cylinder &

6-speed automatic with Sport mode

174 - 180 horsepower Horsepower 155 - 184 horsepower
Standard with Guidelines Rearview Camera Standard

97.2 cu. ft. &

25.7 - 46.2 cu. ft.

Passenger Volume &

Cargo Capacity

96.4 cu. ft. &

20.2 - 47.1 cu. ft.

2018 Civic Hatchback Standard Features

The 2018 Civic Hatchback offers a host of interior features to enhance the driving experience and make the journey more enjoyable for all passengers. The hatchback is available in five feature-packed model options: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L Navi, and Sport Touring. The base model, LX, is generously equipped with standard features while higher-end models add additional premium features and advanced technology systems to enjoy.

The 2018 Civic Hatchback comes standard with the following features: a 5" color LCD screen, a multi-angle rearview mirror, automatic climate control, Bluetooth audio streaming, a USB port, LED daytime running lights, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Brake Assist, and so much more. 

Additional interior features available across the model lineup are listed below.

  • Underbody Spoilers
  • 18" Alloy Wheels
  • Fog Lights
  • Power Moonroof
  • 7" Display Audio Touchscreen
  • Honda LaneWatch
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation
  • Honda Sensing®