Honda Civic 2001 vs Mazda 3 2003

Honda Civic
2001 - 2005
Mazda 3
2003 - 2006
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.4 Petrol1.6 Petrol


Power: 90 HP105 HP
Torque: 120 NM145 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.3 seconds11 seconds
Mazda 3 is a more dynamic driving.
Honda Civic engine produces 15 HP less power than Mazda 3, whereas torque is 25 NM less than Mazda 3. Due to the lower power, Honda Civic reaches 100 km/h speed 0.3 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.47.2
Real fuel consumption: 6.8 l/100km7.8 l/100km
The Honda Civic is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Honda Civic consumes 0.8 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Mazda 3, which means that by driving the Honda Civic over 15,000 km in a year you can save 120 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Honda Civic consumes 1 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Mazda 3.
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 780 km in combined cycle760 km in combined cycle
920 km on highway910 km on highway
730 km with real consumption700 km with real consumption


Length: 4.46 m4.49 m
Width: 1.72 m1.76 m
Height: 1.44 m1.46 m
Honda Civic is smaller.
Honda Civic is 3 cm shorter than the Mazda 3, 5 cm narrower, while the height of Honda Civic is 2 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 450 litres413 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data675 litres
Honda Civic has more luggage capacity.
Even though the car is shorter, Honda Civic has 37 litres more trunk space than the Mazda 3. The Mazda 3 may have more interior space, so the cabin could be more spacious and more comfortable for the driver and passengers.
Turning diameter: no data10.3 meters
Gross weight (kg): 1`5501`675
Safety: no data
above average

Honda Civic has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Mazda 3 has serious deffects in 20 percent more cases than Honda Civic, so Honda Civic quality is probably better
Average price (€): 10001000
Rating in user reviews: 8.2/10 8.2/10
Pros and Cons: Honda Civic has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
Mazda 3 has
  • more power
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