Civic Sedan vs. The Competition for Sale in West Warwick, RI
The sedan class isn’t showing any signs of slowing in the current decade. With their agile performance, no-fuss drivability, and affordable pricing, they’re solid options for those looking to downsize – or those who simply prefer smaller cars. If this describes you and you’re in the market for a new vehicle, then you have a lot of options in the segment. On this page, we’ll take a closer look at the 2020 Honda Civic and how it matches up to its competition. For years, this compact sedan has been a best-seller due to its value and consistent quality. But it must compete with worthy opponents like the Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Subaru Impreza, Nissan Sentra, and Mazda3. Let’s compare them all in detail.
Power and Safety
The 2020 Honda Civic’s 158 horsepower base engine makes it easier to merge onto the highway than it would be with most of the aforementioned rivals’ base engines. The base Corolla only produces 139 hp, the Elantra 147 hp, the Forte 147 hp, the Impreza 152 hp, and the Sentra 149 hp. While the Mazda3 offers increased power (186 hp), it lacks the full suite of driver-assist features on its base trim that the lowest-priced 2020 Honda Civic includes.
While the Mazda3 does include features like lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams, it goes without collision mitigation braking and forward collision warning. The Mazda3 isn’t the only model that lacks a comprehensive suite of active safety features; the base Elantra and Forte both omit adaptive cruise control and automatic high beams, while the base Impreza lacks standard driver aids entirely.
Accommodations and Fuel Economy
The 2020 Honda Civic is one of the most spacious vehicles in this comparison with its generous 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space. The Elantra barely ekes its way ahead of the Civic with its 15.3 cubic feet, but the Corolla (13.1 cu. ft.), Elantra (14.4 cu. ft.), Impreza (12.3 cu. ft.), Sentra (14.3 cu. ft.), and Mazda3 (13.2 cu. ft.) are all less accommodating. Plus, if you frequently carry passengers, they’ll have more room as a result of the 2020 Honda Civic’s 97.8 cu. ft. of passenger volume. The Elantra (95.8 cu. ft.), Forte (96 cu. ft.), Sentra (96 cu. ft.), and Mazda3 (92.8 cu. ft.) are a bit tighter, and the Corolla (88.6 cu. ft.) is considerably smaller. While the Impreza’s 99.8 cu. ft is slightly more than the Civic offers, that car lacks useful standard features like automatic climate control and fog lights with its base trim (which the base Corolla and Mazda3 also lack). Not only that, but the base 2020 Honda Civic returns an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. If you were to choose either the Impreza (23 city/31 highway) or Mazda3 (26 city/35 highway), you’d be at the gas station more often.
0.9% annual percentage rate financing for 60 months available on most new 2019 Honda models through 6/1/2020. For well-qualified buyers. 90 day payment deferral subject to availability through 6/1/20 on all new and unregistered Honda models on approved credit through Honda Financial Services. 90 days to provide first payment. Not all buyers will qualify. Finance charges will accrue on the full amount financed during deferment. See dealer for details.
During the month of May, when you buy any preowned vehicle from Balise, we’ll include a 3-year maintenance plan. One thing is certain in these challenging times: we’re all in this together. Being there for each other is what will get us through it all, and Balise is here to help with a new special offer. That means we’ll cover every factory-recommended oil change, tire rotation, and multi-point inspection for the next 3 years so you can keep that cash for life’s other necessities.
All of our preowned stock is priced below market, and our inventory changes daily. From sedans to SUVs, there’s something for every driver in our selection of well-maintained used vehicles. If you see a vehicle you like, just give us a call and we’ll set up a safe test drive in accordance with all of the current health guidelines.
Qualified buyers who finance through Balise may also have their payments deferred for 3 months. We hope that this springtime special can be the bridge to better financial times for our valued customers.
36-month maintenance plan included with purchase of any used vehicle from 5/1/2020 through 5/31/2020, commencing on agreement application date. Plan valid for oil changes, tire rotations and multi-point inspections at Balise dealerships for vehicle manufacturer’s normal usage scheduled intervals only. Severe/heavy duty schedules and additional maintenance items may be required or recommended and are not included. Plan is not transferable to another vehicle or owner. Not valid for purchases made prior to 5/1/2020. Some exclusions may apply, see dealer for details.
Customer has option to defer monthly payments for up to 90 days (must finance with dealer, not all will qualify). Monthly payments begin 90 days from contract date. Contract date must be between 5/1/2020-5/31/2020. Customer responsible for accrued interest charges. Down payment may be required. Not valid for purchases made prior to 5/1/2020. See dealer for details.
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