How Does the 2019 Mazda3 Compare with Other Compact Sedans?

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It’s no surprise the Mazda3 packs massive amounts of power. And that interior brings those upscale vibes. But how does all of this compare to other sedans out there? Join us at Yarmouth Mazda as we take a closer look.



Interior and Tech


Mazda3:


It’s hard to argue against the Mazda3’s suave interior. The available leather trim makes for a sleek design. And it doesn’t just look good—it feels good. These seats contour to your body’s natural position to create a comfortable drive all around.


Moving to tech, you’ll get a massive 8.8-inch screen standard. It comes loaded with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Control your playlists, navigation, and calls with a knob to remain distraction-free during your drives.


Don’t stress about battery life. The 2 USB ports ensure you and a passenger can remain connected at all times. Stay comfortable as well with the available dual-zone climate controls.


Move to the rear and you’ll find 374 L of cargo space (behind rear seats) or 940 L (with rear seats folded). It’s more than enough space for luggage, golf clubs, groceries, and anything else life throws your way.


It’s safe to say the Mazda3 is the clear winner when it comes to interior features.


Mazda3 vs Honda Civic:


Step inside the Honda Civic and you’ll find an interior that’s not quite as refined. However, leather-trimmed seats are available if you’re looking for a sleek touch.


The 7.0 infotainment screen packs fun and convenience. But it’s not as spacious and vibrant as the Mazda3’s.


Move to the back and you’ll find an ample amount of cargo room. 428 L with the seats up allows for more than enough room for sports bags, luggage, and plenty more.


Mazda3 vs Toyota Corolla:


Inside the 2020 Toyota Corolla, you can opt for leatherette seats. But you’ll still receive cloth inserts in the center of the seats for an interesting design choice.


If you’re looking for a cosmetic upgrade, trims like piano black give a clean and sleek design. But it’s tough to compete with the Mazda3’s full leather interior.


For infotainment, you’ll get a 7-inch touchscreen (8-inch available). It covers the car’s features well. But note that only Apple CarPlay is available, not Android Auto.


The Drive


Mazda3:


Under the hood of the 2019 Mazda3 works a Skyactive-G 2.5 I4 motor. Amongst the competition it brings the most horsepower at 186 hp. And in a car this light, you’ll have no problems getting up and moving (fast) with that amount of power.


To smooth out the ride, Mazda threw in torsion-beam suspension. Combined with the 6-speed automatic transmission, you’ll cruise down the road with no bumps or jerks.


The Mazda3 also comes with a noise cancellation cabin. By removing annoying outside sounds, you can count on a relaxing and distraction-free drive at any time.


Mazda3 vs Honda Civic:


The 2019 Honda Civic brings the performance with its 1.5L Turbocharged I4. Overall, it pushes 174 hp, which is more than enough to get it cruising down highways or passing Sunday drivers. In terms of raw speed, it’s a tough call here whether the 2019 Mazda3 or 2019 Honda Civic comes out on top.


Alongside a quick drive, the Honda Civic packs some potent rear wheel suspension, allowing it to cross over potholes and rough roads with ease. Again, it’s a close call between this and Mazda’s torsion-beam suspension. But the Mazda3 gains a slight edge here thanks to its noise cancellation keeping the ride quiet and relaxed in the process.


Mazda3 vs Toyota Corolla:


A 1.8L I4 powers the 2020 Toyota Corolla. And with 169 hp, it packs the lowest horsepower of the bunch. But that doesn’t mean it’s slow or incapable of performing. Push that accelerator pedal, and you’ll even hear a cool roar emitted from the motor.


Pick Up Your Mazda3 Sedan Today at Yarmouth Mazda in Nova Scotia


At the end of the day, you have a choice between 3 stellar sedans.


But it’s hard to pass up the 2019 Mazda3’s upscale interior and sporty performance. It’s a win on all fronts.


So, if you’re looking to get behind the wheel of a fast and smooth sedan, visit Yarmouth Mazda to test drive the Mazda3 for yourself. And if you like what you drive, ask one of our team members how you can take it home today.


For more information, check out our 2019 Mazda3 inventory.


Sources:

https://www.mazda.ca/en/vehicles/mazda3/specs/

https://www.toyota.ca/toyota/en/vehicles/corolla/models-specifications

https://www.honda.ca/civic_sedan/specs