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2018 Honda Civic Sedan

2018 Honda Civic

2018 Mazda3

2018 Mazda3

2018 Honda Civic vs. 2018 Mazda3

Want to drive a sedan or hatchback around Asheville, but stuck between the 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Mazda3? Both are strong options, but the Civic:

  • Achieves superior fuel economy on the highway and in the city while also generating more power
  • Earned a higher score in various National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tests and categories
  • Holds 2.7 more cubic feet of cargo in the trunk
  • Offers one more body format, the coupe


Hendersonville drivers want to know their vehicle is actively working to keep them safe, and the 2018 Honda Civic safety ratings have provided that peace of mind. In the following NHTSA categories, the Civic earned top five-star marks, while the 2018 Mazda3 managed only four stars:

  • Front Passenger Crash Test
  • Front Side Crash Test
  • Rollover Safety Rating

Performance and MPG

The 2018 Honda Civic promises greater performance capabilities from the start than the 2018 Mazda3, as well as stronger fuel economy returns overall.

  • Honda Civic: Produces 158 hp with a 2.0L inline-four engine engine; reaches an EPA-estimated 42 mpg highway and 32 mpg city* with a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable transmission
  • Mazda3: Puts out 155 hp with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine; manages an EPA-estimated 37 mpg highway and 28 mpg city with this engine and a six-speed automatic transmission

Interior Comfort and Space

Although the 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Mazda3 are both small cars, the Civic provides more space than its competitor, and it offers more features. The Civic has a trunk that measures 15.1 cubic feet, for example, while the Mazda3 holds just 12.4 cubic feet of cargo. Plus, the Civic offers automatic climate control as standard, while the Mazda3 does not.

Test Drive the 2018 Honda Civic at Apple Tree Honda

Browse the new inventory of 2018 Honda Civic models on sale at Apple Tree Honda, and then schedule an appointment to take a test drive of your favorite! Johnson City drivers can also get behind the wheel of the Civic through our Rental Department.

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

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