2020 Honda Civic Hatchback vs Mazda3 Hatchback

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback The benefit of driving a sleek and stylish hatchback around Ford Myers, Venice, and North Port is that you’ll have an agile vehicle with ample cargo space. Of course, it can be tough choosing your next ride if you’re torn between the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback vs. Mazda3 Hatchback.

At Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Port Charlotte, we’re here to help drivers differentiate between the Civic Hatchback vs. Mazda3 Hatchback. This comparison will show you the differences and similarities between these two vehicles, so you can determine the one that’s best for you!

Civic Hatchback vs Mazda3 Hatchback: Engine Specs & Efficiency

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Both the Civic and Mazda3 Hatchback models come with very different engines. The Honda Civic includes the 1.5L turbocharged engine while the Mazda3 includes a traditional 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. Each engine can surpass the 170 horsepower output, but the biggest difference between the Civic and Mazda3 Hatchback models is fuel efficiency.

When equipped with the Continuously Variable Transmission, the Civic Hatchback gets an EPA-estimated 31 city/40 highway/24 combined MPG for LX/EX/EX-L trims.* The Mazda 3 Hatchback, on the other hand, maxes out its fuel efficiency at 26 city/35 highway/30 combined MPG.

Passenger Space & Cargo Capacity

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Passenger Space & Cargo CapacityOddly enough, the Civic Hatchback vs. Mazda3 Hatchback each offer 97.2 cubic feet of cabin space to their five respective passengers. However, the way the space is dispersed varies, and tips the scales in the direction of the Honda Civic Hatchback.

The Civic offers its front row passengers 39.3 inches of headroom while the Mazda3 offers 38 inches. In the rear, the Civic Hatchback has the advantage with legroom, with 36 inches vs. the 35.1 inches of legroom in the rear of the Mazda.

The Honda Civic Hatchback offers 25.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row. The Mazda3 Hatchback, however, offers only 20.1 cubic feet of cargo space.

Driver-Assisting Technology Features

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback  Driver-Assisting Technology FeaturesBoth of these 2020 hatchbacks include an assortment of driver-assisting technology features at their base levels. Each vehicle includes collision warning and mitigation systems, lane keeping systems, and even adaptable cruise control systems that will actually reduce speed automatically to ensure that a safe distance is kept from the vehicle ahead.

The difference here is that the Honda Civic Hatchback not only includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System™, but it also has Forward Collision Warning. The Mazda3 Hatchback only includes Smart City Braking. Drivers of the Honda get a fair warning before brake pressure is automatically applied.

Making Your Decision: 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback vs Mazda3 Hatchback

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Now that you’re more aware of the differences with the Honda Civic vs. Mazda3 hatchback models, you’re closer to deciding on the one that’s right for you and your travels. Of course, while you’re aware of the notable differences and advantages that the Honda Civic Hatchback has, you can still benefit from learning more.

When it’s time, schedule your test drive with us at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Port Charlotte, so you can really see what the Civic Hatchback offers you and your trips through Fort Myers, Venice, and North Port.


*29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport/Sport Touring6MT trims. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport/Sport Touring CVT trims. 31 city/40 highway/34 combined mpg rating for LX/EX/EX-L trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you! Please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you shortly.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.