Honda Civic vs Mazda6

Honda Civic

In a market that’s often overcrowded with small sedans, two models continue to find new ways to rise to the top of their class: the Honda Civic and the Mazda6.  Fuel-efficient and loaded with advanced safety, both models are great options for drivers in search of a reliable cruiser that looks and feels anything but ordinary.

At Faulkner Honda, our team is committed to helping drivers throughout Harrisburg, Hershey, and Mechanicsburg determine which sport sedan is the best choice for them. To see which model takes the top spot, continue reading our head-to-head comparison and contact us today with any questions.

Honda Civic vs Mazda6: Performance Features

Honda CivicThe 2020 Honda Civic offers five distinct trim levels to suit your specific needs and driving style.  Paired with a Vehicle Stability Assist™ with Traction Control system, the Civic delivers an exceptionally responsive ride.

The base LX and the Sport trim both come equipped with a 4-cylinder engine that produces a steady 158 horsepower. Higher trims, like the EX, EX-L, and Touring, feature an athletic turbocharged engine that generates up to an impressive 205 horsepower and comes with a 2-mode drive system.

Whichever trim level you ultimately choose, each one is seamlessly controlled by either a 6-speed manual transmission or a Continuously Variable Transmission. To maximize time between fuel-ups, the 2020 Civic also comes standard with an Eco Assist™ system.

Meanwhile, the Mazda6 also offers five trim levels with the choice between either a Skyactiv®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that can surpass the 150-horsepower threshold or a slightly more robust 2.5L turbocharged engine.

Similar to the Civic, the Mazda’s base Sport model comes equipped with either a manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual and sport mode. Unlike the Civic, Mazda6 drivers will have to do without the extra fuel-saving technologies.

Honda Civic vs Mazda 6: Fuel Efficiency

Fuel efficiency is often a big consideration when choosing a small sedan model and, in this area, the 2020 Civic outranges the competition. When properly configured, it earns an up to an EPA-estimated 32 city/42 highway/36 combined MPG in its EX and EX-L trims.*

By comparison, the Mazda6 also provides decent fuel economy but lags noticeably behind its competition. When properly equipped, the Sport sedan earns an EPA-estimated 26 city/35 highway/29 combined MPG.

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Honda Civic vs Mazda6: Interior Space and Technology

Step inside either model and you’ll find a spacious and well-designed cabin offering comfortable seating for up to five passengers.

While their interior dimensions match closely across the board, the Honda Civic does offer slightly more headroom up front. This is especially attractive for taller drivers or those who simply enjoy an airier vibe.

The 2020 Civic offers 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space that bests the Mazda6 and its 14.7 cubic feet. So, go ahead and bring that extra piece of carryon luggage or bag of groceries, your back seat will remain free and clear.

Honda Civic vs Mazda6: Interior Design

Honda CivicWhether taking off on a long road trip or navigating noisy city streets, the Honda Civic does a fantastic job at blocking out wind and outside noise. From snow days to beach days, each trim is packed with comfortable features, like heated seats, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, and more!

Perfect for active families or solo travelers on the go, the 2020 Civic also includes a full suite of advanced tech that’s sure to please your crew, including:

  • 7-Inch display with HondaLink®, Apple CarPlay™, and Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and streaming audio
  • HD Radio™ and SiriusXM® Radio
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition
  • Illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls

The Civic also features multiple storage options and power points cleverly placed throughout the cabin.

Likewise, the Mazda6 offers its passengers several convenient features to keep them fully connected while out on the road, including:

  • MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System
  • HD Radio™ with Aha™ internet radio integration
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio, phone, MID, and cruise controls

It also offers a multifunction display with trip computer located within the dash for easy access to the vehicle’s diagnostic information. While these two models share an impressive list of technologies, the Honda Civic makes it a lot easier both to navigate and sync multiple smartphone devices.

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Honda Civic vs Mazda6: Safety Technology

Honda CivicNo matter where your days take you, each sedan is designed to keep you better aware of your surroundings. That’s why each comes standard with a multi-angle rearview camera, Brake Assist, and Vehicle Stability Assist™ technology with Traction Control.

To help protect you from what you can’t see, the 2020 Civic takes safety a step further by providing the Honda Sensing™ suite across all trim levels. Using a complex system of cameras and sensors, it can detect a potential situation before it happens and even take the actions necessary to completely avoid an accident.

From the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and Lane Keeping Assist System to the Road Departure Mitigation System, Honda helps you reach your destination with greater peace of mind.

Similarly, the Mazda6 offers its own i-Activsense® technologies that alert you to potential road hazards. This includes many of the same features you’ll find on the 2020 Civic along with Adaptive Front-Lighting System and High Beam Control.

The Verdict: Honda Civic vs Mazda6

While this comparison shows both small sedans possess class-leading performance and technology, it’s obvious the Honda Civic is the clear winner in each category.

If you’re a driver near Harrisburg, Hershey, or Mechanicsburg interested in taking a closer look, stop by Faulkner Honda or contact us to schedule a test drive today!


* 25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for Sport 6MT trim. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.