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How Does the 2017 Mazda3 Compare with the 2017 Toyota Corolla and 2017 Honda Civic?

If you are interested in purchasing a well-rounded compact car, surely at the top of your list of possibilities would be the Mazda3, the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic. Here at Jim Ellis Mazda Marietta, we understand that there is a great deal of work and research necessary to compare these cars properly, to ultimately make an informed and wise decision. With that being said, we have decided to do some of the work for you, and clearly lay out some differentiators between the 2017 Mazda3 and the 2017 Honda Civic as well as the 2017 Toyota Corolla.

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Engine Options and Power

The base trim level of the Mazda3 comes equipped with a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine that delivers up to 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. Regarding the Toyota Corolla, its most powerful engine is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that maxes out at 140 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. The base engine of the Honda Civic is also a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, like the Mazda3, but it can produce 158 horsepower and only 138 lb-ft of torque.

While the two base engines of the Mazda3 and Honda Civic are very similar, as you move up trim levels, there are big differences. You can equip your Mazda3 with a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G DOHC four-cylinder engine, producing an impressive 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque!

In comparison, moving up trims with the Honda Civic, you can have a smaller 1.5-liter engine that is turbocharged, however it still maxes out at a lesser 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. If you're concerned with the power under the hood, this is important to note.

Other Key Considerations

  • The 2017 Mazda3 MSRP starts at $17,845, while the 2017 Corolla has an MSRP of $18,500 and the 2017 Civic has an MSRP of $19,150. Get more car for less money with a Mazda3.
  • The handling of the 2017 Mazda3 simply cannot be matched by either the Corolla or the Civic. Through the combination of innovative SKYACTIV®-Vehicle Dynamics, G-Vectoring Control, Advanced Dynamic Stability Control, a Traction Control System, Electronic Power Assist Steering, 4-wheel independent suspension, and an intelligent SKYACTIV®-Chassis, this car is an absolute blast to drive and handles like a dream. We can't say the same for the Corolla or the Civic.
  • The 2017 Mazda3 comes standard with MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system and a beautiful 7-inch full color touchscreen display. Both standard infotainment systems of the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic have noticeably smaller screens that tend to be less user-friendly.
  • Perhaps most obvious, the Mazda3 sets itself ahead of the Corolla and the Civic in regards to its redesigned exterior appearance. The design is absolutely stunning, carefully hand-crafted, and inspired by the "Soul of Motion" meaning that this stylish car embodies the essence of a living creature. The Civic and the Corolla lack the aggressive, sporty and sleek look that the Mazda3 possesses.
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