The 2022 Honda Civic Performs Pretty Well Against The Toyota Corolla and The Mazda 3 On the Drag Strip

The 2022 Civic comes with better power figures, a turbocharger, but also a lousy CVT to even out the other advantages

This is one-of-a-kind drag race. No super cars, no fast SUVs, no hot hatches. Three regular sedans - Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Mazda got at it on a drag strip

The Corolla is powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that makes 169 horses and 151 pound-feet of torque. It comes with a smooth, but lousy CVT

The 2022 Civic features a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged mill produces 180 horses and 177 pound-feet of twist. This, too, is mated to a CVT

The Mazda 3 comes with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that generates 186 horses and 186 pound-feet of torque. Here, you get a six-speed automatic gearbox

In the drag race, the Mazda 3 gets the lead off the line, but the Civic catches up and gets just past it at the finish line to win the race. The Corolla is there just for the heck of it

The Civic, despite the slow shifting CVT, managed to get a win in the drag race. The turbocharger can be credited for this as it negated the CVT’s poor-show to some extent here

In the rolling race, the start was the same, but the Mazda is able to stay ahead of the Civic. The Corolla does better this time, but still comes last

If this serves any testimony to the car's performance in real-world conditions, then the Civic makes a strong case for itself as an efficient-yet-quick sedan

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