Should I get a Mazda 3 or a Honda Civic for a reliable auto?

I'm looking for a reliable torque converter hatchback, must be a petrol automatic. I've narrowed it down to either a Mazda 3 2.0 (2014 -) or a Honda Civic 1.8 (2012 -). Can you help me decide which to go for?

Asked on 17 March 2017 by GregJ

Answered by Honest John
The Mazda is 6-speed torque converter and 120PS from 2.0-litres. The Civic is 5-speed torque converter and 134PS from 1.8-litres. Both very reliable. The Mazda is nicer to drive. The Civic is more spacious and practical.
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