Dare to Compare: Mazda 3 vs. Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla

The 2017 Mazda3 is a compact car that offers the perfect combination of sporty appeal and practical design. The exterior is sporty and refined, offering a revamped fascia that's bound to turn heads as you drive. The interior wraps you in comfort, providing seating for five. Nevertheless, the Mazda3 is also economical, helping you to save on gas and lower emissions thanks to great fuel economy. When compared to other cars on the market, like the Toyota Camry and Honda Civic, the Mazda3 is often more popular with many buyers.

Performance. The Mazda3 has multiple powertrain options. While the standard engine gets 155 horsepower, Mazda3 can get up to 184 horsepower when properly equipped. The Honda Civic has a base 158 horsepower, but can only be equipped to get 174 horsepower. That means you get more power overall when you choose the Mazda3. Plus, the Mazda3 has a standard 150 lb-ft of torque, while the Civic 138 lb-ft of torque.

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Fuel Economy. In terms of fuel economy, the Mazda3 gets up to 6.2 L/100km highway when properly equipped. The Toyota Camry, on the other hand, get up to 7.1 L/100km highway on its standard model. That means you save nearly 1 litre of gas more for every 100 km you travel when you choose the Mazda3 over the Toyota Camry.

Safety Features. One of the advantages to buying Mazda3 is that you get the innovative G-Vectoring Control (GVC) system, a feature you can't find elsewhere. This technology uses the torque of the engine to help you maintain control while you're on the road. The Mazda3 also comes with Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Traffic Sign Recognition as options-features not available on the Civic or Camry.

Learn more about the 2017 Mazda3 at St. Catharines Mazda. Compared to the compact Honda Civic or the Mid-Size Toyota Camry, the Mazda3 holds its own on many levels. When you choose the Mazda3, you get the perfect blend of power, fuel economy, safety, technology, and refinement. Test drive the 2017 Mazda3 today.

*Estimated fuel economy based on Government of Canada's approved, revised 5-cycle testing method. Your actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how, where and when you drive. For comparison purposes only. For more information on revised 5-cycle testing, visit mazda.ca/5cycle.


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