When it comes to innovative vehicle designs and technology, both Mazda and Honda strive to launch themselves ahead of the competition.

With the 2020 Mazda3 vs. Honda Civic, there are plenty of advances made to benefit drivers. However, between the two, there are clear gains that distinguish the 2020 Mazda3 as a leader in technology.

In this 2020 Mazda3 vs. Honda Civic comparison, our team at Ray Price Mazda will closely examine the performance and features of both cars.

When our customers in the East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Easton, Brodheadsville, and Saylorsville areas begin looking for their next vehicle, they'll know exactly which car will satisfy their needs.

2020 MAZDA3 vs Honda Civic: Performance 

When it comes to engine performance, Mazda doesn't just want drivers to have something efficient--they want drivers to have something original.

The 2020 Mazda3 is powered by the standard Skyactiv®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation. Thanks to this inventive design, the Mazda3 can effortlessly produce 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque.

Torque is moderated by the Skyactiv® G-vectoring control plus, a technology system that will automatically reduce torque when pulling into a turn and gradually increase when cornering.

G-vectoring control plus offers highly enhanced turn control, all while saving energy. This feature--as well as an advanced direct fuel injection system--aids in the Mazda3 in becoming partially a zero-emissions vehicle.

The 2020 Honda Civic, on the other hand, is equipped with a standard inline 4-cylinder engine and a less-efficient multi-point fuel-injection system. These features may perform reasonably well, yet will achieve far less torque than the Mazda3 at a maximum of 162 lb-ft.

The horsepower is also diminished, peaking at 174. If you stick with the entry-trim of the Honda Civic, those numbers are even lower, with just 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque.

2020 MAZDA3 vs Honda Civic: Safety

Safety is a key for every motorist, and while both the Honda Civic and Mazda3 come with enhanced features, the Mazda3 really pulls away in the end, thanks to a more comprehensive devotion to protection.

The Skyactiv®-Body is 8% lighter and 30% more rigid than the competition. This durable, continuous framework not only absorbs impacts, but deflects them from occupants.

An advanced airbag system with occupant sensors deploys based on collision severity and will cocoon passengers in the event of a crash. Whiplash-reducing front-seat headrests will further protect their neck and head.

Advanced airbag systems are also installed in the Honda Civic, as well as other common features available in the Mazda3, such as an anti-lock braking system and electronic brake distribution.

However, the Civic lacks the lasting durability that can be found in the Mazda3 body. In the event of a collision, it's not likely to absorb and deflect impacts to the same high degree. 

2020 MAZDA3 vs Honda Civic: Infotainment

In the 2020 model, the Mazda3 sees continued advances in entertainment.

For example, Mazda Connect™ infotainment technology is the nerve center of your interactive hub. This voice-activated infotainment system includes hands-free calling, text message audio delivery and reply, and an E911 automatic emergency notification.

Coupled with Mazda Connect™ is Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration systems, which give you the ability to effortlessly pull up navigation, music, and various other applications.

While the Honda Civic does share many features with the Mazda3--such as Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and Streaming Audio--it's the touchscreen disparity that cuts the difference. With Honda, your screen will peak at 7 inches, yet with Mazda, you can enjoy an 8.8-inch display!

2020 MAZDA3 vs Honda Civic Review

In this comparison, we've studied the most critical aspects of both the 2020 Mazda3 and Honda Civic, such as performance and safety.

While the Honda Civic may have many nice features to offer, it simply cannot stand up to the cutting-edge advances of the Mazda3. You'll have to get behind the wheel of one to see for yourself!

If you're a resident of the East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Easton, Brodheadsville or Saylorsville areas and are shopping for a new vehicle, come test out the 2020 Mazda3.

Our team at Ray Price Mazda would be happy to walk you through the important specifications and help you get behind the wheel. Contact us today to schedule your test drive.

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