Compare the 2017 Mazda3


Compare the 2017 Mazda3 against the Competition

Sporty performance and incredible versatility combine in one of the best-selling compact cars on the road. The 2017 Mazda3 arrives with a sleek new design and a variety of features for the day ahead. Taking on rivals like the 2017 Honda Civic and 2017 Toyota Corolla, the Mazda3 returns to make a statement in the compact sedan segment. Brown's Chantilly Mazda has a new selection of 2017 Mazda3 models in stock and a team of sales professionals ready to assist you with your purchase. We have years of experience serving the Chantilly, Centreville, Sterling, and Manassas, VA areas. Even customers in Washington DC trust us as their local Mazda dealer. We believe an informed customer is a satisfied customer, so our sales team are available to give you in-depth comparisons of the Mazda3 and its competition. Continue reading to see how the Mazda3 stacks up against the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic or stop by for more information.

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The Mazda3 vs. Honda Civic

Up next, the Mazda3 goes up against the iconic Honda Civic.

  • The 2017 Mazda3 is more affordable than the 2017 Honda Civic offering drivers a comparable car at a lower MSRP.
  • Both of these compact cars seat up to five passengers, making the Mazda3 a great option for your daily carpool.
  • Get more standard features in the Mazda3 such as two USB ports, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a six-speaker sound system, and the Mazda Connect infotainment system.
  • These cars are also similar in performance and practicality for everyday driving or your next road trip.
  • Regarding cargo space, the Mazda3 hatchback offers 20.2 cubic feet, and the Civic hatchback comes in at 22.6 cubic feet. The Mazda3 sedan also has almost 13 cubic feet of space while the Civic sedan offers 14.7 cubic feet.

The Mazda3 vs. Toyota Corolla

First, let's take a look at how the new Mazda3 compares to the legendary Toyota Corolla.

  • The Mazda3 is more fuel-efficient than the Corolla. The Mazda3 averages 41 miles per gallon on the highway, while the Corolla only averages 37 miles per gallon on highway.
  • Get more available power thanks to the Mazda3's standard 155-horsepower inline-four-cylinder engine. The Corolla comes fitted with a 132-horsepower four-cylinder engine.
  • The Mazda3 comes with more standard features than the Corolla such as cruise control, keyless start, keyless entry, an HD radio, and an onboard hands-free communications system.
  • A rear spoiler, aluminum wheels, fog lights, a luggage rack, and a universal garage door opener are all optional in the 2017 Mazda3 as well-features not available in the Corolla.
  • The Mazda3 is equipped with more standard and available safety features than the Corolla including a backup camera, a rear parking aid, and rain-sensing wipers.



The Mazda3 vs. the Honda Fit

  • With five trim levels to choose from, the Mazda3 gives you much more choice over your features and specs than the Honda Fit's three trim level options.
  • The base engine in the Mazda3 hits 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque; that puts the Honda Fit's engine to shame at 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque .
  • You'll get up to an EPA-estimated 40 miles per gallon on the highway with the Mazda3's base engine. The Honda Fit's engine can only achieve an EPA-estimated 37 mpg on the highway.
  • The Mazda3 offers more standard features such as air conditioning with climate control, HD Radio, and keyless ignition.
  • More front shoulder, hip, and leg room as well as more rear head, shoulder, and hip room in the Mazda3 means more comfort and satisfaction on even the longest trips.
  • You'll find a larger base cargo area in the Mazda3 hatchback, offering nearly 4 cubic feet of space more than the Honda Fit's base cargo area.
  • shows that the Mazda3 beats the Honda Fit for comfort in their Average Customer Ratings.
  • Climb inside and see that the Mazda3 has more interior color options than the Fit, sure to make your cabin truly your own.

The Mazda3 vs the Hyundai Elantra and Nissan Sentra

When you're looking for a new sedan, the array of options seem almost endless, and it can take a several days going from dealership to dealership, website to website, looking for the best possible choice. But, we at Brown's Chantilly Mazda, we strive to make the easiest and most stress-free car-buying experience possible. So, we've decided to save you some time in your search and compare our sedan, the Mazda3, to two of its competition, the Hyundai Elantra, and the Nissan Sentra in matters of cost, performance, interior, and safety.

Mazda3 Cost vs Hyundai Elantra Cost and Nissan Sentra Cost

Beginning with the biggest deciding factor in the car-buying process, the Mazda3 is slightly more expensive than the Hyundai Elantra and the Nissan Sentra, but it also has a high True Market Value. But with that slight increase in price also comes an increase in power and features.

Mazda3 Performance vs Hyundai Elantra Performance and Nissan Sentra Performance

Under the hood, all three vehicles pack a 2.0-liter I4 engine, but the Mazda3 breaks away from its competition in power and efficiency. The Mazda has the best fuel efficiency, recording up to 38 miles per gallon on the highway, as well as the best horsepower and torque, unleashing 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque.

Mazda3 Interior vs Hyundai Elantra Interior and Nissan Sentra Interior

As for the interior features, the Mazda breaks away from the pack easily. It's the only one that comes standard on the basic level with features like Turn-By-Turn Navigation, HD Radio, Hands-Free Calling, and Keyless ignition.

Mazda3 Safety vs Hyundai Elantra Safety and Nissan Sentra Safety

Safety-wise, all three vehicles come standard with features like Anti-Lock Brakes, Child Seat Anchors, Stability and Traction Control, and Side/Curtain Airbags. But, the Mazda3 is the only one that comes standard with Airbag Deployment Notification.



Visit Brown's Chantilly Mazda

Get behind the wheel of your new 2017 Mazda3 today at Brown's Chantilly Mazda. We value customer satisfaction and strive to make sure your car-buying experience is a pleasure. Our finance department is here to get you approved and on the road with change to spare. Whether you're looking to purchase or lease, let us pair you with the Mazda3 you want within your budget. Contact us or stop by for more information and current offers.