2018 Mazda3 vs. 2018 Honda Civic: Head to Head

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Mazda3 vs. Civic: Which Sporty Compact Is Right for You?

You’d be hard-pressed to find two other compact cars that combine sporty driving dynamics, flashy good looks, and plenty of versatility. It’s no surprise the Mazda3 and Honda Civic are among the critics’ favorites.

The Mazda3 and Civic both feature an upscale interior, offer ample passenger space, and come in hatchback configurations with extra room for cargo. They also boast impressive safety scores and return exceptional fuel economy.

The Honda Civic was an all-new model in 2016, and the 2017 model year welcomed high-performance Si and Type R variants. The 2018 model returns relatively unchanged. The Mazda3’s last full redesign dates back to 2014. However, it has seen many updates since then, including new infotainment and safety features. It was also refreshed inside and out for the 2017 model year.

We’ve put the Mazda3 and Honda Civic head to head in the categories that matter most to compact car shoppers.

Remember that we update U.S. News scores often as new expert reviews and data become available. So, the scores in this slideshow may not match the scores in our rankings.

Read through the following slides to learn which compact car wins this battle.

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