Apparently they aren't losing many sales to the more competent vehicle.
Mazda 3 is so successful it's being outsold by:
Sentra 77.9K units
Even the Volkswagen Jetta doubled the sales of the Mazda 3.
"No doubt the Civic is nice. I'd rather have seen a comparison to a Mazda 3 versus a lame ass Corolla though."
Mazda 3 is a modest, minor irritant for Civic and Corolla.
Corolla 155.5K units
Mazda 3 21.6K
Corolla and Civic each sold more than 7 times what Mazda sold.
They are the same, according to the Honda website.
3.238 for 2021 and 2022 Touring Civics
2021 Civic Sedan Specifications by Trim (honda.com)
2022 Civic Sedan Specifications by Trim (honda.com)
I'd guess the performance difference is primarily due to changes they made in the transmission...
Local dealer had four on the lot yesterday, maybe more somewhere else. Two Sports, an EX and Touring. "Sold" signs were displayed on the EX and Touring. Noticed windshield washer is now built into the wipers. Allows hood to be raised more vertical for service.
Pushbutton start without smart entry seems a bit strange. You've got to access your fob to open the locked door but you don't need it to start the engine.
It's all good if the door isn't locked. Keep the fob in your pocket.
They retained that goofy 0-160 analog speedo. I prefer the digital speedo. More compact and usable.
Also they moved the radiator cap back to the radiator. No more plastic pressurized expansion tank.
LED external lighting is a major improvement.
Also like moving the mirrors out onto the...