Compare the 2018 Mazda3


Drivers in Fairfax, VA Compare the 2018 Mazda3 to the Competition

Many drivers from Arlington to Vienna, VA come here to Brown's Fairfax Mazda to research the new 2018 Mazda3 and for a good reason. The Mazda3 has plenty to offer drivers from the Washington DC area and often more than the competition. That's why drivers come to our dealership to learn more because they often compare the Mazda3 to the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. While all three of these vehicles offer drivers compact efficiency and delightful driving experiences, we find that many drivers prefer the 2018 Mazda3 because of the great value they find. Whether they're looking for fuel-efficiency or affordable luxury, the Mazda3 offers it all to drivers from Falls Church and Manassas. Don't just take our word for it though, read on to see some of the comparisons that drivers make when looking at these three vehicles and what lands the Mazda3 at the top of their list.

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2018 Mazda3 vs. Toyota Corolla

The Mazda3 and the Toyota Corolla have been staples of their respective brands for some time and have been delivering value to drivers for just as long. While the Corolla has a lot to offer drivers, it just doesn't match up to the Mazda3.

  • Price: Arguably the most important part of buying a new vehicle is the price. The Corolla is priced competitively in its class but the 2018 Mazda3 comes in at a lower starting price. The cheaper Mazda3 offers you more wiggle room for available features that you would like in your new vehicle.
  • Efficiency: Both compact models offer drivers the ability to navigate long distances without having to worry about the pump. Only in the Mazda3 you go further with greater highway and combined efficiency than the Corolla.
  • Performance: When you think of an efficient compact car your mind doesn't immediately jump to excitement. Well in the Mazda3 it should, offering 155-horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque this compact is anything but timid compared to the Toyota Corolla.
  • Comfort: In the Mazda3 you will traveling more comfortably than in the Corolla. The Mazda3 offers drivers and passengers more headroom and almost three more inches of shoulder room keeps you from bumping elbows with your copilot.
  • Style: While many drivers opt for a sedan body style in the Mazda3, you also have the option of a hatchback design in the Mazda3 5-Door. The Toyota Corolla only comes in one body style, limiting your options when trying to express yourself through your vehicle.

2018 Mazda3 vs. Honda Civic

  • Price: The Mazda3 again offers drivers more versatility with their money, being priced cheaper at the base trim than the Honda Civic.
  • Performance: Both the Honda Civic and Mazda3 have an affinity for a driving experience that delivers a powerful engine for their size. Only in the Mazda3 do you get off the line quicker with the 150 pound-feet of torque compared to the Civics 138 pound-feet.
  • Comfort: In the Mazda3, you get a more comfortable driving experience than that of the Civic. More shoulder room in the front seats keeps you from knocking into passengers as you commute.



Mazda3 vs Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra

All three hatchbacks are competitively priced, giving Centreville drivers outstanding performance, agility, and innovation without costing an arm and a leg.

The 2018 Mazda3 also has impressive fuel efficiency to help you go from Washington DC to Chantilly with fewer trips to the pump. This hatchback averages 35 miles per gallon on the highway, beating out the Elantra GT with 32 miles per gallon on the highway.

All models come with inline-four-cylinder engines channeling their power through manual transmissions, delivering impressive performance and outstanding fuel economy for your commute through Sterling. There are also smooth-shifting automatic gearboxes optional as well.

Front-wheel drive is standard on all models for an agile driving experience throughout the streets of Manassas.

There is seating for up to five passengers in all of these compact hatchback models, giving you plenty of space to bring your crew along for the ride.

Each model is covered by five years or 60,000 miles of powertrain warranty coverage for added peace of mind on the road.

Both the Mazda3 and Focus also have three years or 36,000 miles of basic warranty coverage as well. The Elantra comes out ahead with five years or 60,000 miles of coverage.

There are also standard features in each model including a 12-volt power outlet, antilock brakes, cruise control, power door locks, and remote keyless entry. Navigation is also available on all three models.

Leather seats are standard in the Mazda3 and Focus, unlike the Elantra.


If you're interested in a new 2018 Mazda3 vehicle be sure to come by our dealership in Fairfax, VA to learn more about this exciting Mazda vehicle. Our Mazda auto experts will gladly walk you through the ins and outs of the model and when you're ready they'll get you behind the wheel to experience the Mazda difference for yourself.