2020 Mazda3 vs 2020 Honda Civic

If you are searching for a reliable, quality, and popular sedan or hatchback, you likely have the 2020 Mazda3 and 2020 Honda Civic on your list. With both models dominating the streets, you’re likely wondering how they differ from each other. Here, we want to help you in your research by comparing both candidates in our 2020 Mazda3 vs 2020 Honda Civic review.

2020 Mazda3


2020 Honda Civic

Sedan, Hatchback Body Styles Sedan, Hatchback, Coupe
2.5L Engine with 186 Horsepower and 186 Lb-Ft of Torque Engine Options

2.0L Engine with 158 Horsepower and 138 Lb-Ft of Torque (Sedan)
1.5L Engine with 174 Horsepower and 162 Lb-Ft of Torque (Sedan and Hatchback)

1.5L Engine with 180 Horsepower and 162 Lb-Ft of Torque (Hatchback)
Available Memory Driver’s Seat Not Available
Standard Proximity Key Available


Performance and Features in the 2020 Mazda3 Sedan and Hatchback

Overall, the 2020 Mazda3 holds many advantages over the 2020 Honda Civic. To begin, it’s important to note that the 2020 Mazda3 is available as a sedan and a hatchback while the 2020 Honda Civic offers sedan, hatchback, and coupe options. To keep this comparison fair, we have explored the engine options and features offered in the sedan and hatchback models for the Civic.

First, let’s take a look at the engine options. The 2020 Mazda3 keeps it simple by offering one turbocharged engine in each body type. By keeping the engine uniform across all packages for each body style, you won’t feel overwhelmed by multiple engine options. With the Civic, researching the engine options seemed complicated as the sedan and hatchback only share one engine while each offer an additional engine that isn’t found in the other. In addition, while you only got one engine choice with the 2020 Mazda3, the Mazda3 provides more horsepower and torque than even the strongest available engine found in the Civic.

Regarding luxury, the 2020 Mazda3 is also the clear winner. Many features are similar or identical, but there are a couple convenient technologies found in the Mazda3. For example, the 2020 Mazda3 includes a standard proximity key while the Civic will only provide it if buyers upgrade. Also, the Mazda3 offers the available memory driver’s seat while the Civic doesn’t offer the option.

Interested to learn how the 2020 Mazda3 sedan compares to its hatchback counterpart? Reach out to us here at Sheehy Mazda and we will be glad to share similarities and differences with each so you know you are making the right decision.

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Front driver angle of a grey 2020 Mazda3 sedan
Steering wheel and touchscreen inside the 2020 Mazda3 sedan
Rear driver angle of a red 2020 Mazda3 hatchback