Canadian buyers love compact sedans. Fuel-efficient, they are also reliable for the most part, affordable and increasingly safe with the addition of an array of active safety systems.
Canadian buyers love compact sedans. Fuel-efficient, they are also reliable for the most part, affordable and increasingly safe with the addition of an array of active safety systems. Two perfect examples of models that stand out in the compact segment are the 2017 Honda Civic and the 2017 Mazda3.
The most popular car in its segment and the best-selling in Canada, the Honda Civic certainly offers buyers plenty of arguments. Conversely, the Mazda3 is also popular, partly because of its sharp handling. While the Mazda3 is considered by many experts to be the sportiest compact sedan, the Honda Civic stands out for its legendary reliability, fuel economy, resale value, and perfect balance between sport and comfort.
2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Mazda3: a price that does not tell the whole story
These two compact sedans will surprise you with their affordable price. The 2017 Mazda3 is available starting at $ 15,900 while the 2017 Honda Civic is available starting at $ 16,490. The Mazda seems to have the advantage, but pricing doesn’t tell the whole story. We must also look at what we get for our money.
For example, the 2017 Honda Civic comes standard with a rearview camera and a Bluetooth system.. With the Mazda3, Bluetooth and a rearview camera are optional. So to get these features in a Mazda3, buyers must add an optional package which requires an additional $ 2,650, which raises the price to $ 18,550, more than $ 2,000 more than the 2017 Honda Civic.
The same is true when we are talking about active safety systems. Both cars feature advanced driver assistance technologies such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure prevention system, automatic braking with collision detection and more. Now, in the Honda Civic, it is possible to get these features in the LX model with Honda Sensing which is available starting at $ 21,690. In the Mazda3, the same equipment is offered in the high-end GT version as an option. Total price? $24,000 plus a $ 2,900
As you can see, there are significant differences between the 2017 Honda Civic and the Mazda3 when it comes to pricing. These are two excellent cars, but the Honda Civic certainly has the advantage in terms of value.
To learn more about the new 2017 Honda Civic, contact us today at Bathurst Honda!