2018 Mazda3 5-Door vs 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback

Driver side exterior view of a gray 2018 Mazda3 5-Door on the left "vs" passenger side exterior view of a red 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback on the right

Choosing between the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door and the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback can be difficult because of all of the similarities between these two vehicles. They both offer the unmatched flexibility that only a hatchback 5th-door can provide as well as an efficient drivetrain to help you through your hectic day. But, once you begin to break down the differences between them, the vehicle that fits your needs best will stand tall above the other. And, it is for that reason alone that we have organized the key differences between the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door and the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback for you here.

2018 Mazda3 5-Door


2018 Honda Civic Hatchback

2.0L SKYACTIC®-G 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 1.5L Inline 4-Cylinder
SKYACTIC®-MT 6-Speed Manual Standard Transmission 6-Speed Manual
27 MPG City/ 37 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 29 MPG City/ 38 MPG HWY
47.1 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Volume 46.2 Cubic Feet
*EPA estimates of the Base Trim level with Standard Equipment.

Differences Between the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door & the 2018 Civic Hatchback

As you can see front the helpful chart above, the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door and the 2018 Honda Civic have nearly identical standard drivetrain specs. However, the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door makes a 2.5L SKYACTIC®-G 4-Cylinder engine available as an upgrade while the 2018 Honda Civic only offers its standard engine. This 2.5L SKYACTIC®-G engine provides the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door with 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque and pairs with the SKYACTIC®-MT 6-Speed Manual Transmission to achieve EPA fuel economy estimates of 25 MPG City/ 33 MPG HWY.

On the interior, both the 2018 Maxda3 5-Door and the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback have spacious seating for five people. But the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door offers more front and rear hip room and more overall cargo volume than the 2018 Honda Civic does. The 2018 Mazda3 5-Door also comes equipped with a standard 7” Color Touchscreen Display, a 6-Speaker Stereo System, and even 2 USB Audio Inputs. You can find all of these same interior amenities inside the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback once you begin to pay for trim level upgrades. With a more diverse drivetrain and more standard features, the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door zooms past the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback to take the checkered flag. Take the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door for a test drive at Royal South Mazda in Bloomington, IN today.