Mazda3 vs. Honda Civic: extensive test drive Part V

February 25, 2015 at 16:28

Impressions from the drive are the next. Honda Civic is more imposing and accelerated reluctantly, but if hold it stably more than three thousand rev / min on the tachometer, you can ride aggressively. There is just a sport mode in the gearbox, but there is no paddle.

Honda Civic picture

Honda Civic pics

As for comfort, there we have the winner, of course, Honda Civic. It has better insulation and more comfortable seats. Mazda vehicle produces a more aggressive and sporty impression, but it would not hurt to be less noisy and not so hard to respond to everything that happens under the wheels.

Mazda3 picture

Mazda3 pics

As a result, Civic is more comfortable, Mazda3 is more dynamic and aggressive.
But in the end it turns out an interesting situation. Logically, we should give preference to Honda Civic, which is in the first place for the handling, which is the synonymous of security: for comfort, for a more spacious interior and trunk, with the equipment. But it does not belong to the soul, as not cool, no spark, which would be able to win over the side of the sedan. Design, passion, modern interior and interesting in its own equipment are still pushing me towards the Mazda3, despite the fact that she was able to surprise by its unpleasant habits on the road.