Mazda3 vs Honda Civic Indianapolis

Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda

Three Reasons Why Mazda3 Beats the Honda Civic

You’ve narrowed your choice for a new sedan down to a Mazda3 and a Honda Civic. We’ll tell you why the Mazda3 is the better choice, and we think you’ll agree once you drive one from Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda in Indianapolis.

1. Mazda3 Has a More Fluid, Organic Design

While both sedans share an aerodynamic profile, the Mazda3 is uncomplicated and sleek. Every line, every contour, every element appears naturally placed. The LED lighting in the front and rear provide an accent without unnecessary distraction. The “less is more” aesthetic carries through to the interior. You’ll feel it once you sit in the driver’s seat: the interior is designed especially for drivers. Seats that feel custom-made for your body and instrument controls that are easy to reach and intuitive, so you’re not distracted while you’re driving.

2. Still “Zoom-Zoom” After All These Years

Chances are you won’t be driving your sedan around the track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway anytime soon, but you still want a car that can easily keep up with freeway traffic. Here, Mazda3 takes the checkered flag with its 2.5L, 186-horsepower engine, leaving Honda’s 158 horses at the starting line. With 186 foot-pounds of torque, the Mazda3 hits the ground running in freeway traffic, going from 0-60 in around seven seconds.

3. Engineered for Driving

Mazda3 provides a superior driving experience to the Civic. With its Skyactiv technology, it feels almost like an extension of your body. Skyactiv-Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control Plus intuitively shifts energy and vehicle weight through every turn to make handling nearly effortless, while engine technology optimizes fuel efficiency. Mazda3’s tighter turning radius (34.8 feet versus 35.7 feet for the Civic) gives you an all-access pass to even the tightest parking spaces. This technology makes long road trips comfortable and easily handles everyday tasks such as navigating busy urban streets.

Mazda3: Because Driving is Meant to be Enjoyed

When you want luxury without distraction in a sedan that makes your commute feel like less work and road trips feel like you’ve spent a few hours in your easy chair, you want a Mazda3.

Exceptional Quality and Exceptional Service

You’ve seen some great reasons why the Mazda3 is better than a Honda Civic for people who love to drive. Now let the Mazda enthusiasts at Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda take you for a spin around Indianapolis in one. Once you fall in love with it, we’ll make sure you get the best deal in the area—including financing to fit your budget. Whether you choose to begin your buying experience on our website or in our showroom, we’re always here to answer your questions. Take the Mazda3 for a spin today around fun sights like the Indianapolis Zoo!

New Mazda Vehicles

New Mazda3 Indianapolis

Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda has the perfect new Mazda3 model for you. Find it right here, along with unparalleled value.

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Pre-Owned Mazda Indianapolis

A premium lineup of vehicles like Mazda is always in high demand. That’s why we also carry an exciting selection of pre-owned models from which to choose.

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Incentives and Rebates

Why not enjoy your Mazda3 along with the Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda discount? You can have your cake and eat it, too.


Experience the Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda Difference

Buying a vehicle is a special experience, and we strive to make it that way each and every time we welcome you to our dealership. We understand that this isn’t something our customers do every day, which is why we treat every interaction with the respect and patience that it deserves. Ray Skillman has served the Indianapolis-area market for decades because we believe that the community and its people supersede any expectations set by a corporation. This is your community. This is our community. When you are shopping for a new or used vehicle like the Mazda3, you expect the experience to match the promise, which is why we are open and transparent every step of the way. We employ non-commissioned Product Specialists to assist you in finding the perfect vehicle. Their primary objective is to put you in a vehicle that suits your needs, as well as your personal style. They are highly trained in the technology and specifications of our vehicles, not on high-pressure sales tactics. This unique approach, along with our continued commitment to excellent customer service, sets us apart from mainstream dealerships.

Below, you will find more information about the new Mazda3. We hope that you’ll contact us, and allow us the opportunity to show you why buying from the team at Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda is simply the easiest and best decision you can make when shopping for your next vehicle.

Ray Skillman Mazda3

There’s more to a vehicle demonstration than picking out colors and taking a test drive. At Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda, we want you to know everything that’s important to YOU in your next new car. The Mazda3 is uniquely positioned in the Indianapolis market to satisfy the needs of drivers everywhere. The Mazda3 has the proper mixture of strong performance and advanced versatility that’s appealing to drivers in the Indianapolis area. Our team is here to make sure you’re aware of every feature, tip, and maintenance best practice because we take pride in delivering the ultimate shopping experience for our customers. Watch this video to get your engine revving for your new Mazda3, and then let Ray Skillman take care of the rest.

Attention to detail is important to us. You won’t miss a thing when you shop at Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda.

We know you have many options when it comes to car dealers in the Indianapolis area. Our hope is that you will give us the first opportunity to earn your business because of the tremendous experience, great pricing, exciting Mazda3 selection, and our commitment to making your buying experience the most positive one you’ve ever had when shopping for a new or pre-owned vehicle. We stand behind the ideal of delivering the type of respectful engagement that the people of Indianapolis deserve. If you give us the first opportunity, you’ll see why our customers come back time and time again.


Ray Skillman is Indiana’s Only…


Some dealerships take pride in their sales numbers. Others point to their P&L statements to determine their success. At Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda, the most important indicator of whether or not we’re successfully achieving our goals is when YOU are overwhelmed by our outstanding customer experience. It goes beyond satisfaction. We want you to be ecstatic with the way you were treated and impressed with how easy it was to get the best deal in Indiana. Your opinion is the one that matters to us at Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda. It’s what drives our success.

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Had to take my car in on a recall. The service people were great! Friendly, professional and on time! Hope i dont need them much but if i do i'd definetly come back! Awesome job guys!

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Google Sep 11, 2019

Where to begin?! My husband & I went to the mall for the labor day sale. We had no intentions of trading in because financially didn't think we would be able too. We met our sales associate Kristine Dunn & let me tell ya she was amazing! She answered any & all questions we had & never once made us feel rushed like other dealers have. Her & her team worked so hard for my husband & I to get the truck we wanted. They went above & beyond anything I could have imagined & for that my husband was able to drive off in a truck he wanted for awhile! Can't say thank you enough ray skillman ford & Hyundai. Y'all are simply amazing!

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Google Sep 11, 2019

We’ve bought 2 cars from them. They’re always easy to work with and never pushy.

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Having a little hard time and have been looking around and had no issues what so ever and very fast on there end with everthing.

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Google Sep 7, 2019

Darrel Lyon, Kevin Knafel, and Ron Goode are the nicest people. They are all super nice, easy to work with, would highly recommend!

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Google Sep 6, 2019

great price, Salesman was friendly and Sales Manager was very helpful

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Everyone that I worked with at Ray Skillman Southside Hyundai was amazing. I can’t say Thank you enough to Johnny, Steve, Josh, Quinton! I love my NEW car!

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Your Mazda Shopping Experience

We hope we’ve answered most of your questions about why you should consider Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda as your first choice when shopping for a new or pre-owned Mazda model. If you are ready to learn more, please contact us through your preferred method of communication and ask us anything you’d like to know. If you’re ready to schedule your test drive, please use the form below. At Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda, you control your shopping experience. We’re here to help facilitate and to be your personal automotive experts.

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