Two cars are having quite a battle north of the border for sales supremacy. In one corner, hailing from Japan is the smiling zoom-zoom of a car known as the Mazda3 and in the other corner, also from the Land of the Rising Sun, is perennial top-seller and all-around Canuck favorite, the Honda Civic.

OK, fancy introductions aside, the battle between the Mazda3 and the Honda Civic for the top spot in Canada’s top five sellers is as thin as a strand of hair with the Mazda3 outselling the Honda Civic by only 135 units (5,436 to 5,301). For the whole year, the gap between the two Japanese sedans is even smaller, with the Mazda3 leading the Civic with 17,198 units sold from January to the end of April, compared to 17,095 - a 103-unit gap. Rounding out the top three is the Toyota Corolla, which still has an outside chance of catching up to the two front-runners with 13,509 units sold.

The race is interesting particularly because the Mazda3 and the Honda Civic are neck-and-neck with each other for the number one spot. So the next couple of months should an interesting period for the two companies, one in which we’re pretty sure they’re going to keep close tabs on, not just on their own sales, but on the other as well.


Source: Canadian Driver

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  (797) posted on 02.27.2011

Mazda should make the Speed3 and Speed6 an AWD instead of FWD, for sure it will give an edge on Rally and Drifting.

  (458) posted on 02.27.2011

well Mazda 3’s fog lamp is the same as the Mazda 2, well Mazda should fit all their vehicles with I stop to make it more safer to drive.

  (1332) posted on 05.31.2010

The new Mazda is so blond and people or owners can’t forget where they park it.

  (798) posted on 05.30.2010

They rated the Mazda as more fun and sporty than the civic. But to be honest, civic is much more powerful and faster than the Mazda 3 and Altis.

  (815) posted on 05.27.2010

Corolla, Mazda3 and Civic has under go to a debate and testing.. as expected Civic won over the Mazda and Corolla. civic has more power than the mazda 3 but the 3 is much more fun and agile than civic... while corolla was the least fun and power car.

  (858) posted on 05.27.2010

Looks the car is happy that he is build with unexpected 148 hp and 135 lb-ft of torque and a 2.0-liter

  (406) posted on 05.26.2010

Mazda 3’s design are very aggressive than the civic. But honestly, the performance of the civic is very favorable to me.

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