A Sedan With more to Offer New England Drivers: The Hondas Civic Competes Against its Mazda Competition

Whether it is a sedan, hatchback, crossover SUV, or pickup truck, the Honda brand is well-known for its inventory of vehicles, which make excellent daily drivers with some excellent features required by the average commuter, from the latest in safety technologies to robust engine performance and traction efficiency. A great example of this in the sedan lineup here at Cardinal Honda is the all-new Honda Civic sedan, so let us take a look at how this mid-sized compact sedan handles a worthy competitor from the Mazda brand: the all-new Mazda3 sedan. Our Connecticut Honda dealership is located less than 25 minutes outside of Norwich, CT at 53 Route 12 in Groton, CT.

Honda Civic vs Mazda3 Sedan

  • While both of these compact sedans feature inline four-cylinder (I4) engines, the Honda Civic sedan contributes a lot more powertrain and efficiency under its hood, with a higher horsepower at more revolutions per minute, allowing you to travel from Groton to New London quickly and quietly.
  • Additionally, the Honda Civic features sequential electronic fuel injection rather than direct injection of the Mazda3. This electronic fuel injection system allows for a more responsive acceleration which can adjust itself to your driving habits more than simple direct injection.
  • The Honda Civic is the roomier compact sedan overall, with a higher passenger volume and a more spacious tailgate over the Mazda3 sedan.
  • Aiding the driving efficiency of the Honda Civic is its curb weight; the lighter the vehicle is, the more responsive it tends to handle when driving through the streets of Waterford. The curb weight of the Honda Civic is over 200 pounds less than that of the Mazda3.
  • The available safety features of the Honda Civic made this compact sedan worthy of higher accolades, with full five-star ratings in every category by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Mazda3 fell short in durability ratings for the front passenger side and driver side crash tests.

Come Test Drive One at Cardinal Honda Today!

If you are satisfied with all that the new Honda Civic sedan can do for you, then come test drive one right here at Cardinal Honda in Groton, CT. We are just 20 minutes outside of Westerly, RI and you can check out our new vehicles if there are any other Honda models you would like to know more about. See you soon!


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