In the compact category, the Honda Civic and the 2020 Mazda3 are two quality vehicles that nevertheless feature a number of differences that need to be known before opting for one or the other.

Lombardi Honda, this outstanding dealer in the greater Montreal region for over 45 years, knows cars well and knows how to make the right choice when it comes to advising its customers. Here they present their 2020 Honda Civic and compare it to the 2020 Mazda3.

Honda or Mazda?

First of all, we choose the 2020 Honda Civic because it's sporty and because it's fun to drive. It stands out from its rival, the Mazda3, by its sleek lines and aerodynamic accent that make it an attractive, if not spectacular, vehicle in its class. With its LED headlights, 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, large sunroof and sporty trim on some of its models, the Civic definitely has a bold look that doesn't go unnoticed.

Under the hood, two engines are available: a 2.0-litre, 16-valve, I-VTEC 4-cylinder engine that develops 158 horsepower versus 155 for the Mazda3 (GX and GS versions) and 138 lb-ft of torque or a 1.5-litre, 16-valve, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that develops 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque.

The interior of the 2020 Civic remains spacious and stylish just like the 2020 Mazda3. However, the driver will quickly fall in love with the new steering wheel, which is even more user-friendly than in previous years compared to the Mazda3. The minimalist dashboard provides real-time information. The good-sized screen accommodates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, which seems to appeal to the younger, more techno … modern-day drivers. The Civic is also packed with multimedia features, such as a great audio system, USB jacks, a navigation system, Bluetooth connection with text messaging and email functions, wireless recharging, and more. The same goes for the Mazda3.

Comfort is also a must in the Civic. With heated and adjustable seats, the necessary legroom in the back, storage space and a very functional front console, this compact car offers a lot and is ready for the big adventure. In comparison, the Mazda3 offers limited rear seats.

Among its other qualities, the Honda Civic has an excellent resale value, higher than the Mazda3. It's reliable, high-performance and sporty. Its road handling is remarkable, its interior is well designed, and it remains very attractive in terms of quality/price ratio. With Japanese refinement and ingenuity, the 2020 Honda Civic is even quieter on the road and consumes less fuel. It adapts to all conditions, has the most advanced safety features systems (lane keeping assist, blind spots, adaptative cruise control, collision warning) and remains highly reliable in the city and on the highway.

In short, the 2020 Honda Civic keeps the legend alive, not to mention its completely outstanding Type R version that will give you thrills and excitement. It's a complete, daring car that appeals to everyone.

In conclusion, if you had to choose between a 2020 Honda Civic or a 2020 Mazda 3, you should know that previous data makes us lean towards the former.

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Lombardi Honda, 45 Years at Your Service!

In business for more than four decades, Lombardi Honda, the outstanding dealership in the greater Montreal region near Laval and Longueuil, is working hard to serve you well and give you more for your money. It excels with its unparalleled service, the quality of its advisers and its after-sales service experts.

Lombardi Honda is not a dealership like any other. It takes the time to listen to you, answer your questions, present you with the different options and guide you in your final choice. Lombardi Honda welcomes you enthusiastically and seeks to help you make the most of its promotional offers. Discover the 2020 all-new Honda Civic without further delay and leave a winner on all fronts. Lombardi Honda is waiting for you!