Civic, Corolla and Mazda 3. Competitive compact class is increasingly gaining momentum in popularity. Dense urban traffic and fuel prices steady growth, encourages even those who were a true fan of the power units V6 and V8 under the hood, choose a more compact, cost-effective and easier to manage vehicle. Civic, Corolla and Mazda 3, the latest models occupy a worthy position in the class. Let’s look at the pros and cons of “Japanese” of the new model year, which will help you make the right choice for themselves when buying a car.
Civic, Corolla and Mazda 3 – popular compact cars, each of which in its carefully designed and equipped with the latest technological advances. They have their differences both comfort and performance, it is desirable to find acquisition. After comparing prices, specifications and complete sets can be to opt for a particular model and choose the most appropriate four-wheeled companion, taking note of all the details of each car.
Prices of the new Mazda 3, the 2018-2019 Toyota the Corolla and the Honda Civic in the auto market of North America held in one category and different from each other by only a quarter of a thousand dollars for the basic configuration.
- Corolla Price starts from 16 350 dollars;
- Civic Price starts from 16 555 dollars;
- Mazda 3 price starts from 16 595 dollars.
It is cost competitive for quality vehicles, but if you want more comfort and power, the price of Civic and Mazda 3 can easily reach figures of 25 thousand dollars.
Who is who
- Honda Civic based on the design of the distant 2006 and we already know it will soon present a new hatchback Civic, but the possible discounts and promotions on the current range, can play a crucial role in the selection;
- 2018-2019 Toyota Corolla is an update to the model , but modest changes and the loss of the model number of the premium version of «LXE» and sports «XRS», making it impossible to select a powerful engine;
- Mazda 3 – an updated model and the new model year brings with it an electronic stability control system for the entire model range, as well as the expected European debut of the new version in Frankfurt.
Similarities Civic, Mazda 3 and Corolla
All three vehicles are equipped with front-wheel drive. This design is more compact, since the engine and transmission are positioned above the drive wheels and noticeable gain in the useful interior space. In addition, the front-wheel drive cars better behave on a slippery road. Front-wheel drive in the compact class is perhaps the most popular, but there are exceptions to offer all-wheel drive, such as the Subaru Impreza .
All three cars have four-cylinder engines with a volume of about 1.8 liters, five-speed manual transmission as standard and with the availability of an automatic transmission system. 1.8-liter power unit of the new Honda Civic develops 140 horsepower and 173 Nm of torque, the Corolla with the engine of the same volume and the same torque offers 130 horsepower, and the Mazda 3 is equipped with a 2.0-liter power unit capacity of 148 hp with a maximum torque of 183 Nm.
Despite the fact that the performance indicators are modest, and the Mazda 3, which weighs weighs about 1290 kg, and 1255 kg weight Corolla and Civic, which weighs just 1190 kilograms, can not be called slow. All three of the car accelerating from standstill to 100 kilometers per hour are stacked in 9 seconds and quite confidently gaining support and speed.
Fuel consumption is the key to selecting a car. Corolla with manual transmission consumes 8.7 / 6.2 liters per 100 km city / highway with automatic and 9.4 / 6.9 liters per hundred. The new Civic is the second and uses the mechanics of 9.0 / 6.9 liters of fuel per 100 km city / highway and 9.4 / 6.5 with the automatic. Mazda 3 with a manual consumes 9.4 / 7.1 liters, and with a gun 9.8 / 7.1 liters of fuel per hundred kilometers.
In size and spaciousness, the Honda , the 2018-2019 Toyota the Corolla and Mazda 3 are approximately the same. All three are equipped with seat belts for five passengers, but that does not mean that five adults can comfortably accommodate for the trip. More all three models favored by comfortable accommodation four, but rear passengers get more space for the legs in the Honda Civic. The rear seats of all models can be stacked expanded space for luggage. The first position on roominess takes the Corolla, whose trunk has a capacity of 348 liters, followed by the Civic with 340 liters, and the Mazda 3 will be able to take away the goods placed in the luggage compartment of 334 liters.
Despite the fact that the Civic the Honda, the 2018-2019 Toyota and Mazda-3 are compact cars, they offer an extensive list of active and passive safety. Active safety systems such as anti-lock brakes, which prevents the car skidding during emergency braking, Traction Control, contributes to a more confident acceleration on a slippery road, as well as a system of exchange rate stability, are standard on all Corolla and Mazda 3, but is an optional accessory for the Civic and installed only on «EX» versions, «Si», and «Hybrid». Mazda 3 offers disc brakes for all wheels, the Civic has a basic configuration with rear drum brakes, but does not complete Corolla rear brake discs at all.
Differences new Corolla, Civic and Mazda 3
Body & Design
Honda Civic and Mazda offers two types of body, 2018-2019 Toyota Corolla just one. Civic is available as a 4-door sedan and two-door Coupé (Hatchback version is provided for the ), the Mazda 3 as a sporty hatchback or sedan, and 2018-2019 Toyota Corolla can be just Sedan by offering a version of the wagon under a different name – 2018-2019 Toyota Matrix. The design of the new Mazda 3, perhaps the most interesting and attractive, although the Civic, despite six years ago the basic design still looks stylish and relevant. The most cautious and conservative in appearance modestly upgraded 2018-2019 Toyota Corolla .
Honda Civic is the only car of the trio under consideration, which offers a hybrid, gasoline-electric version that combines a 1.3-liter internal combustion engine and an electric motor-generator. The total capacity of Honda Civic Hybrid makes 110 horsepower at a rate of 5.9 liters in the city and 5.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers on the highway. Besides Honda Launches Version Civic «GX», which runs on natural gas and consumes 9.8 / 6.5 liters per 100 kilometers city / highway.
Standard on all three cars the 5-speed manual transmission (there is an exception to the six-speed), but offer different automatic boxes. If Mazda and Honda offer automatic transmission with five gears, the 2018-2019 Toyota has a four-speed automatic transmission with. It is difficult to say it is better or worse, as both consumption and performance are about the same. In addition, the Corolla and the Mazda-3 has the ability to simulate a manual gear shift and a powerful Performance Edition Civic «Si» Mazdaspeed3 and complement exclusive 6-speed manual.
Civic and Mazda 3 are available with more powerful engines than can not boast of Corolla. The new Civic «Si», which is offered as a sedan and coupe, equipped with a 2.0-liter power unit, developing 197 horsepower and 188 Nm of maximum torque. The engine is able to accelerate the car from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 6.5 seconds. Mazda 3 Sedan or hatchback is available with a 2.5-liter engine producing 167 horsepower and 228 Nm of torque, and with the standard manual transmission with six gears, and with an additional 5-speed automatic accelerates to 100 kilometers per hour in 8.0 seconds . The most powerful of the considered versions – a new Mazdaspeed 3, which at 263 horsepower power unit volume of 2.3 liters and accessible only to a six-speed mechanics, the car accelerates from zero to 100 kilometers per hour for 6 seconds. Torque Mazdaspeed 3 is an impressive 350 Nm.
Each of the three automakers uses his approach to ensure the convenience of the driver and passengers. All three models are equipped with adjustable steering column hight and tilt, height-adjustable driver’s seat and folding rear seats. But the standard set equipment is available in different combinations. If the Corolla in the basic version comes with air conditioning, which is not on the Mazda 3 and the Civic, which in turn are equipped with electric windows missing on Corolla. Audio playback system with AM / FM / CD is standard mounted on the Mazda 3 and the Corolla, but is not included as standard Civic. Automatic door locks are installed on the Mazda 3 is not available on the Corolla and Civic.
In addition, as with all models of Honda, you will not be able to complement the basic equipment air conditioning or audio system, instead of what would have to rise to more expensive «DX» or «DX-VP». Corolla Customers who wish to install on the vehicle cruise control, power windows electricity or remote door opening, can realize the desire to life only in the case of co-payment for the purchase of Corolla «LE». The situation is similar with the Mazda 3, where the alternative complement vehicle cruise control, will acquire a rich set «iSport». In addition, the Corolla is not possible to install the browser, leather upholstery and heated seats at all.
Corolla suspension settings offers a soft ride, which makes the car first aid for everyday driving. The disadvantage is lazy steering response, jumping on the bumps, and the creak of rubber in high-speed cornering. Suspension Civic maintains smoothness and manageability at a level which in this price range is hard to find. But the small, 15-inch wheels make sensitive at speed bumps in the road. But perfectly tuned suspension on the model Civic «Si» satisfy the needs of the most demanding customers. DNA «Zoom Zoom», regardless of the installed engine, transmission equipment or the Mazda 3 provides a power, but when it is necessary and explosive character. Carefully tuned suspension and high-performance engines allow confidently control the car and in a measured and sporty style. A MazdaSpeed3 with a turbocharged power unit can rightly be called the missile.
Mazda 3, Civic or Corolla
- New Mazda 3
Each model Mazda 3 is impregnated with sports, excellent driving characteristics, stylish design and in versions Hatchback offers practical flexibility and versatility with which the competitors considered not match. The new version of the Mazda 3 will debut in Europe with a presentation at the September Frankfurt show car.
- The new Honda Civic
The popular model on the right is the second largest and offers a quiet interior with smooth running and excellent handling. Also count on promotions and discounts, as at the heels of the current version of the Civic comes next .
- New 2018-2019 Toyota Corolla
Compact car manufacturer from Japan is quite competitive, but the design is asking for an update. Sedan, who for many years the production has proved itself a reliable partner certainly will find its buyers.
Photo Mazda 3
Photo Honda Civic
Photo 2018-2019 Toyota Corolla
It is worth noting that all three models, Corolla, Mazda 3 and the Civic, available with different warranty terms and all three are noteworthy. We just tried to gather data together, and the final choice is yours. Good luck buying a car!