Late in November, Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) introduced the all-new Civic to the local market. This latest iteration is a noticeably classier take on the brand’s compact sedan, sporting a more executive appearance and a more polished cabin.
Now, the Civic is a household name around these parts, but local competition is fierce. Another top dog in the segment is the Mazda 3, which received an update shortly before the all-new Civic’s arrival.
For this spec-sheet brawl, we’re taking a look at these two compact sedans’ mid-spec variants. Only a mere P3,000 separates the Honda Civic 1.5 V Turbo CVT with Honda Sensing from the Mazda 3 2.0 Sedan Sport AT. The former carries a P1,498,000 price tag, while the latter goes for a slightly more affordable P1,495,000.
The mid-level Civic packs a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine capable of 176hp and 240Nm of torque, mated to a continuously variable transmission. The Mazda 3, on the other hand, is powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline mill with 153hp and 200Nm, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Mazda’s sedan arguably has a leg up when it comes to convenience, though. It comes equipped with front and rear parking sensors, as well as a 360-degree camera with which you can observe your car’s surroundings. The Civic, meanwhile, uses a reverse parking camera with guidelines. Oh, and only the Mazda gets a sunroof.
As usual, we don’t choose the winners here—you guys do. Check out the spec breakdown below and let us know what you think in the comments section.
|2022 Honda Civic 1.5 V Turbo CVT Honda Sensing||2022 Mazda 3 2.0 Sedan Sport A/T|
|Price (Philippine Peso)||P1,498,000||P1,495,000|
|Engine setup||1.5-liter turbocharged DOHC gasoline||2.0-liter DOHC gasoline|
|Power (hp)||176hp @ 6,000rpm||153hp @ 6,000rpm|
|Torque (Nm)||240Nm @ 1,700-4,500rpm||200Nm @ 4,000rpm|
|Transmission||Continuously variable transmission||6-speed automatic|
|Fuel tank capacity (liters)||47||51|
|Brakes (front/rear)||Ventilated disc/solid disc||Ventilated disc/solid disc|
|Wheels||17-inch alloy||18-inch aluminum alloy|
|Tires||215/50 R17||215/45 R18|
|Front suspension||MacPherson strut||MacPherson strut|
|Rear suspension||Multilink||Torsion beam axle|
|Tilt/telescopic steering wheel adjustment||Yes/yes||Yes/yes|
|Infotainment system||7-inch touchscreen w/ Bluetooth||8.8-inch LCD w/ Bluetooth, smartphone mirroring|
|Apple CarPlay/Android Auto||Yes/yes||Yes/yes|
|Smart keyless entry||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic climate control||Yes||Yes|
|ABS w/ electronic brakeforce distribution||Fabric||Yes|
|Electronic stability control||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic emergency braking||Yes||No|
|Rear cross-traffic alert||No||Yes|
|Parking assist||Reverse camera w/ guide lines||Front and rear sensors, 360-degree camera|
|Airbags||Driver and front passenger, side||Driver and front passenger, side curtain, driver knee|
|Dimensions (mm)||4,678 x 1,802 x 1,415||4,660 x 1,795 x 1,445|
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