|2016 Honda Civic LX||2016 Mazda 3 GX|
|158-hp, 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder||Engine||155-hp, 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder|
|2,769 litres||Passenger Space||2,727 litres|
|Available||Driver Assistance Features?||Not Available on this trim|
|Standard||Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?||Not Available|
2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Mazda 3
Choosing a compact sedan can be quite the task. This segment of the automotive industry is incredibly competitive, holding a variety of stylish, efficient vehicles. It can be tough to stand out among the competition, but luckily there are two who manage to do so. The Honda Civic and Mazda 3 are two of the most popular compact sedans on the market. Both vehicles are incredibly stylish and sporty while offering an impressive combination of power and efficiency.
So, if we take a look at the 2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Mazda 3, which vehicle will come out ahead? Both vehicles have 2 engines available, and the comparable engines available for the Honda Civic and Mazda 3 have similar numbers when you look at the power ratings and fuel economy.
Both models are also very stylish with sleek, bold designs that set them apart from many of the other compact sedans out there. Although, there is a bit of a difference if you’re looking at the style of each vehicle. The Honda Civic has had a major redesign for the 2016 model year, which has more modern styling than it’s predecessor. The 2016 Mazda 3, on the other hand, returns with the same design as last year. Although both are great designs, it is important to note that Civic is a bit more up to date than the Mazda 3.
Key Differences Between the 2016 Honda Civic and 2016 Mazda 3
The redesign isn’t the only area where the 2016 Honda Civic differs from the 2016 Mazda 3. With a new design comes new features, and the 2016 Honda Civic is fully equipped for the new model year. The new Civic has driver assistance features more available than ever before. Every trim level from the LX trim and up has the Honda Sensing suite available. As for the new Mazda 3, the only place that driver assistance technology is found is on the top GT trim, and it has to be added on through the technology package which comes at an extra cost. The Civic EX-T and Touring trims both have the Honda Sensing suite standard.
Another addition to the 2016 Honda Civic is new smartphone connectivity. The new Civic now has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality standard in the LX trim and above. These systems are the most state-of-the-art options available for connecting your phone to your vehicle, and the Civic is one of the few compact sedans that offer either of them. The 2016 Mazda 3 does have MazdaConnect which offers some smartphone connectivity, but it is not nearly as cutting edge as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
When it comes down to it, the more modern features and technology available for the 2016 Honda Civic ultimately make it the better option in this close contest with the 2016 Mazda 3. If you would like to learn more about the 2016 Honda Civic, you can find it right here at Wheaton Honda. For more information about the new Civic, we recommend reaching out to our helpful team here at our Edmonton dealership.