Honda has made a name for themselves for affordability, reliability, and practicality over the years, and they have been working at adding “standard features” onto that list—and they seem to be succeeding. Let’s see how the 2015 Civic and the 2015 Mazda3 compare on the features to see just what Honda’s capable of. Maybe by the end, you’ll have a better idea of which of these small cars is the right one for you?
Honda Sets the Standard
Years ago, Honda started setting the standard when it comes to fuel economy and affordability with vehicles like the Civic, and in the modern era, they are setting the standard on features. The 2015 Honda Civic comes with the following features on every trim level:
- Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio streaming
- Honda’s i-MID infotainment system with touchscreen interface
- Steering wheel-mounted controls for audio, phone, and cruise
- Standard rearview camera system
- SMS texting and Pandora internet radio
Mazda does give drivers access to many similar features—though HandsFreeLink and the i-MID are Honda technologies—but if you want to put the Mazda3 on par with the Civic, you’ll need to upgrade past its entry-level trim. The Mazda doesn’t even come with cruise control as a standard feature, let alone amenities like a rearview camera or touchscreen interface.
Honda gives drivers the features they want without needing to upgrade, leading the way yet again in the auto world. We do think that the Mazda looks nice, though; it does have that going for it.
The 2015 Honda Civic is Available Now
The 2015 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe are both available now to West Michigan drivers, and while we think that the features speak for themselves, we also want you to see them firsthand. Let us put you behind the wheel of a brand new Civic for a test drive; visit one of our locations today.