2015 Mazda3 vs. Honda Civic | Webster, TX
See Why the Mazda3 Can't be Beat!
When it comes to small-segment sedans, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. With so many makes and models, it can be tough for drivers to sort out which car is right for them. For a car that’s full of innovative features, dynamic style, and excellent performance and power, drivers should check out the 2015 Mazda3. To see how its impressive amenities stack up against the rest of its class, check out how it compares to the Honda Civic.
Under the hood, the 2015 Mazda3 is built to run. With aerodynamic bodies lines and innovative SKYACTIV®1 TECHNOLOGY, the Mazda3 has plenty of power to handle whatever lies on the road ahead. Equipped with a 2.5L SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine, the Mazda3 is capable of commanding 184-horsepower and still maintaining 40 highway MPG, or when equipped with the 2.0L SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine, the Mazda3 delivers 155-hoursepower and 41 highway MPG2. Either option bests the Honda Civic’s 1.8L single overhead camshaft, aluminum-alloy i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine which produces 143-horsepower and 39 highway MPG3.
All of the 2015 Mazda3’s power is seamlessly managed by the SKYACTIV® powertrain, as it creates smooth, linear acceleration. For an added advantage, with SKYACTIV®-Drive automatic transmission, the Mazda3 has a six-speed automatic transmission that shifts quickly and easily without decreasing fuel economy, and an available i-ELOOP4 regenerative braking system harnesses the energy as the car brakes and then uses that stored energy to power the electrical components for additional fuel efficiency.
Power is great, but a lot of drivers are also looking for a car that’s smart. While both the Honda Civic and the Mazda3 offer innovative technology that allows drivers to make hands-free calls, access music, and program navigation directions, the 2015 Mazda3 offers the innovative MAZDA CONNECTTM5, an infotainment that provides drivers an interface to access entertainment, customize vehicle settings, and with voice commands and an exclusive and intuitive Commander control, MAZDA CONNECTTM is very user-friendly.
In addition to lots of technology, the cabin of the Mazda3 also offers a lot of style and is spacious and inviting for up to five passengers. An available dual-zone automatic climate control with a pollen filter caters to drivers and passengers’ individual comfort, and available leather-trimmed upholstery includes acoustic-enhancing perforations to create even better sound quality. In the Mazda3, it’s easy to get going too, thanks to a push button start that’s standard on every Mazda3, but in the Civic, this feature is only available on the higher-priced EX and EX-L editions.
Safety is a priority for both the Civic and the Mazda3, but when it comes to active safety features, the Mazda3 takes the edge, with a rearview camera6 that helps drivers see obstacles behind the vehicle. While the feature is standard on most editions of the Mazda3, it is only available on the EX-L edition of the Civic.
When it comes to innovative safety, luxurious style, and incredible power and performance, it’s tough to beat the 2015 Mazda3. To see all of the Mazda3’s unique features in action or for more information, drivers can visit Mazda of Clear Lake. Call 1-281-823-6000 to schedule a test drive today!
 SKYACTIV is a registered trademark of Mazda Motor Corporation.
 Based on EPA estimates for 2015 Mazda3 s Grand Touring 4-Door with 2.5L and Technology Package 29 city/40 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.
 30 city/39 highway/33 combined mpg rating for CVT models. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
 Actual results will vary based on driving conditions.
 Don’t drive while distracted. Even with voice commands, only use MAZDA CONNECTTM and other devices when safe. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones. Message and data rates may apply.
 Rearview camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the entire rear area of the vehicle. Always check your surroundings.