2011 Mazda
6 i Touring
vs. 2012 Honda
Civic Si

2012 Honda Civic Si

9.7

starting from

$22,975
"A model of simplicity."
edmunds.com | talking about the Civic's stereo
"Slick shifter."
edmunds.com | talking about the Civic's transmission

Reasons to buy the Honda Civic Si

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OK performance
14.3 lb/hp
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Moon roof
Standard
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Has a subwoofer
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Premium radio
Standard
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring

9.5

Runner-up

Mazda 6 i Touring

starting from

$23,430
"Sporty driving dynamics."
edmunds.com | talking about the 6's handling
"Big trunk."
edmunds.com | talking about the 6's storage

Reasons to buy the Mazda 6 i Touring

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Good range on the highway
574 miles
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Spacious back seats
46.3 ft3
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Good range in the city
407 miles
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Spacious front seats
55.5 ft3
Entertainment System 7.8 vs 10.0
2012 Honda Civic Si Winner: Civic Si
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  • The Civic Si's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • Almost the same
  • The Civic Si's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
Safety Features 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring Winner: 6 i Touring
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  • Almost the same
Performance 9.0 vs 10.0
2012 Honda Civic Si Winner: Civic Si
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  • The Civic Si's power-to-weight ratio is around 30% better, providing a sportier ride, 14.3 lb/hp vs 19.6 lb/hp
  • The Civic Si has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
  • Around 20% more powerful, 201 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring Winner: 6 i Touring
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  • A single tank lasts more than 40% longer, 574 miles vs 409 miles
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 55.5 ft3 vs 50.7 ft3
  • The 6 i Touring has 2 more cupholders, 6 vs 4
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Neither offers a leather interior
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
Missing information
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Road Tests - vs -
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Overall 9.5 vs 9.7

Entertainment System

Mazda
6 i Touring
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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Number of speakers 6 vs 7 The Civic Si has an OK number of speakers, while the 6 i Touring has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Civic Si's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the 6 i Touring does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Civic Si's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs Yes The Civic Si has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Safety Features

Mazda
6 i Touring
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Not Available Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the 6 i Touring; optional upgrade on the Civic Si
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

Mazda
6 i Touring
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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Horsepower 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 201 HP @ 7,000 RPM The Civic Si is of average power, but the 6 i Touring is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Manual transmission Both the 6 i Touring's semi-automatic transmission and the Civic Si's Manual transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 19.6 lb/hp vs 14.3 lb/hp The Civic Si has OK performance while the 6 i Touring gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.4 ft vs 35.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

Mazda
6 i Touring
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 574 miles vs 409 miles The 6 i Touring has great highway range, but the Civic Si is very limited
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Cargo space 16.6 ft3 vs 11.7 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.5 ft3 vs 50.7 ft3 The 6 i Touring has roomy front seats, but the Civic Si is very cramped
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 6 vs 4 The 6 i Touring has a good number of cupholders, but the Civic Si is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

Mazda
6 i Touring
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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MSRP $23,430 vs $22,975 The Civic Si has a great price and the 6 i Touring is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 22 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Luxury Features

Mazda
6 i Touring
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the Civic Si's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the 6 i Touring's power seats; not available on the Civic Si
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Crash Test Ratings

Mazda
6 i Touring
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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Rollover resistance 5 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

Mazda
6 i Touring
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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0-60 mph 9.0 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 139 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 17.0 s s @ 85.0 mph mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Mazda 6 i Touring 2011 BMW 328i 6 i Touring vs 328i
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring 2011 Audi A4 Premium 6 i Touring vs A4 Premium
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring 2011 Nissan Maxima SV 6 i Touring vs Maxima SV
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring 2011 BMW 550i 6 i Touring vs 550i
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring 2011 Lexus IS 250 6 i Touring vs IS 250
2012 Honda Civic DX 2011 Honda Fit Civic DX vs Fit
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid 2011 Honda Insight Civic Hybrid vs Insight
2012 Honda Civic Si 2011 Honda CR-V Civic Si vs CR-V
2012 Honda Civic Si 2011 MINI Cooper Civic Si vs Cooper
2012 Honda Civic DX 2011 Nissan Versa SL Civic DX vs Versa SL

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