Honda City vs Mazda 3 Comparison

honda city vs mazda 3 comparison

Honda and Mazda are so famous brands, especially in European and other markets. The brilliantly made Mazda3 and Honda City are their best-selling vehicles of theirs. Also, these are popular vehicles in their lineup. Both the Mazda3 and the Honda City were well in the market. Both cars have some more advanced and active features. Be it the performance, appearance, power, speed, or handling. In this article, we will know each brand with their remarks.

N.B: Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricing as of Ocober 2022.

 Honda CityMazda 3
Capacity/Doors

5 seats/4 doors5 seats/4 doors
Torque127 Nm – 253 Nm270 Nm
Top Speed180 kph215 kph

0-100 km/h10.5 sec – 10.8 sec8.6 sec

Max Power97 hp – 120 hp250 hp
Engine1.0L – 1.5L

1.5 L – 2.5 L
Fuel Tank Capacity40L

51L
Key Features17.7 cm Advanced Touchscreen,

Engine One-Push Start/Stop

Button, Honda Smart Key

System, Multi-View Rear Camera

with Guidelines, Front

Halogen Fog Lights, Power

Folding Door Mirrors + LED

Turn, Chrome outer door

handles, 8 Speakers +

Tweeters Sound System.
16" alloy wheels (silver metallic

finish), G-Vectoring Control

Plus (GVC Plus), Advanced

Blind Spot Monitoring (ABSM),

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA),

Air conditioning with manual

climate controls, Heated front

seats (three settings), 8-way

manual driver's seat.
Fuel Consumption17.8 km/l - 23.25 km/l16.2 km/l - 17.2 km/
Length x Width x Height3.42×1.62×1.47 m

4.46×1.79×1.44 m
BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 6,470 – USD 16,720USD 2,050 – USD 30,150

Interior & Exterior Comparison

Honda City

First, the Honda City was a 2-door convertible/3-door hatchback for the Japanese, Australasian, and European markets. In 1994 the production of the three-door Honda City was halted after the 2nd generation and replaced by the Logo. In 1996 the nameplate was revived for use on a series of subcompact four-door sedans aimed primarily at developing markets, first mainly sold in Asia but later also in Australia and Latin America.

(a) Cabin Storage

According to Honda, the City has good headroom and legroom and it also comes with the back Ultra Seats, which can be configured in four (utility, long, tall and refresh) modes.

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Inside, the 2020 Honda City expressions and feels more superior than before. The dashboard design and styling are well-ordered, enjoyable, and simple with chrome outlines, wood inserts, a touch of leather, and back A/C vents. The driver is enjoying a multifunctional steering wheel and a height-adjustable seat.

In the cabin, the Honda City has quite a lot of storage facilities that are useful for storing items such as smartphones, documents, and beverages. In the first seat row, there are two cup holders, center console storage, door panel storage, and a glove box. On the second row, there are 2 cup holders on the fold-down armrest and door pockets storage.

(b) Cargo Space

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The Honda City has a medium cargo space of 510L which is better for a car of its class.

Exterior

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The latest Honda City exterior is sharper and edgy. The front appearance is impressive with features like a thick chrome strip that stretches from one LED reflector headlight with DRLs to the other. At the back, a shark fin antenna at the top back end, and LED combination taillights.

Mazda 3

On the market now the Mazda3 is the best-looking family car; its styling and aggressively sporty design aren’t too far separate from the Kai concept car that 1st appeared at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. As with other modern Mazda products like the CX-5 and MX-5, the Mazda3 has been designed to look fast and powerful even at a standstill – and looks far sportier than its competitors. It looks particularly up-market with a handsome appearance.

(a) Cabin Storage

Mazda3 interior has been considered with the 3’s cabin with best materials. The interior is comfortable and spacious with sufficient head and legroom.

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There are numerous storage boxes throughout the cabin that are fit for storing items such as goggles, beverages, smartphones, documents, coins, handbags, etc.; In the front row, there is a storage shelf below the dashboard, a cup holder, door pockets, and a central storage tray.

On the second seat row, there is a front seat pocket, a cup holder attached to an armrest, and storage on the door pockets.

(b) Cargo Space

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The Mazda3 sedan’s boot is wide and deep; below the compact car, the class averages its capacity of 373.8 liters of cargo space.

Exterior

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The Mazda3 standard version SE-L models come fitted with automatic LED headlights, radar cruise control, 16-inch alloys, and back parking sensors.

Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

Honda City

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(a) Engine & Performance

The Honda City comes fitted with several engine options and is available in petrol HEV, gasoline, and diesel engine. The gasoline engine is 1.0L P10A6 I3 turbo, 1.5L L15Z1C I4, 1.5L L15ZF I4 petrol engines, 1.5L LEB8 Atkinson cycle i-MMD I4, 1.5 L LEB-H5 Atkinson cycle i-MMD I4 petrol HEV, and 1.5L N15 I4 turbo (India) diesel. The petrol HEV engine combines with an electric motor of 79 kW AC PMSM. Both engines are supported by a 6-speed manual, CVT, and eCVT (hybrid) transmission.

(b) Fuel Consumption

The City is rated with fuel consumption of approximately 17.8 km/l to 23.25 km/l.

Mazda3

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(a) Engine & Performance

The Mazda3 fourth-generation comes fitted with different engine sizes such as Skyactiv-G F-P5 1.5L I4, Skyactiv-G PE-VPS 2.0L I4, Skyactiv-X 2.0L I4, e-Skyactiv-X 2.0L I4 (hybrid), Skyactiv-G PY-VPS 2.5L, Skyactiv-G PY-VPTS 2.5L I4 turbo petrol engine, and Skyactiv-D S8-DPTS/S8-DPTR 1.8L I4 turbo diesel engine. The hybrid version is combined with a 6.5 PS Integrated starter motor generator.

These engines are pushed by a 6-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic or 6-speed Skyactiv-MT manual.

(b) Fuel Consumption

The Mazda3 has good fuel consumption about 16.2 km/l – 17.2 km/l.

Final Verdict

Honda City is the best choice for a person who looks for a car that looks well while the Mazda3 is the best choice for a person who looks for a sporty version with an aggressive front bumper. Both of these cars offer composed comfortable ride, handling, roomy seating space, and upscale interior trimmings, equipped with several standard active safety features. The Honda City gives the best fuel efficiency in its standard depending on the type of engine. While The Mazda3 offers the best comfort and an excellent exterior appearance that is the best of the best. On the other side, Some Mazda3 models are very expensive than Honda City. If you are interested in these cars or any other cars, please check out our BE FORWARD page.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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