Mazda Mazda3 vs. Chevrolet Cruze

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Key Specs

MSRP

Kelley Blue Book
$18,095 - $19,145 (MSRP)
$16,975

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
153 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SKYACTIV
1.4L turbo DOHC 4

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
42 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
38.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.8 in.
36.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
37.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.4 cu. ft.
14.8 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/60HR16
195/65R15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
183.7 in.

Length

Length
180.3 in.
70.5 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
2899 - 2967 lbs.
153 hp

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
177 ft. lbs.

Torque

Torque
150 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
13.7 gal.

Combined

Combined
33 mpg
34 mpg

City

City
28 mpg
27 mpg

Highway

Highway
37 - 38 mpg
40 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 4-Door
Chevrolet Cruze

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Midsize Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
96.3 ft³.
4

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
2899 - 2967 lbs.
27 mpg.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
31 mpg.
40 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
28 mpg.
32 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
37 - 38 mpg.
5.5

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
LE2

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122
Turbocharged Gas I4

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
1.4L/

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
Direct Injection

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD
MF3

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 - 3.55
6

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 - 2.02
Manual

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 - 1.45
N/A in.

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.03
3.65

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 - 0.84
130

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 - 0.68
MacPherson Strut

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 - 3.89
Compound Crank

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.59 - 3.85
N/A mm.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.6 - 5.7
N/A mm.

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100
Q1M

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Q1M

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
195/65R15

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
195/65R15

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
15 in.

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16
15 in.

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16
Steel

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Steel

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
Pwr

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
N/A ft.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
4-Wheel

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Yes

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Yes

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
13.7 gal.

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
38.9 in.

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft.
42.0 in.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
54.9 in.

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
53.2 in.

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
37.3 in.

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
36.1 in.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in.
53.2 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.4 in.
51.9 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal.
106.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
183.7 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
70.5 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.2 in.
57.4 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
55.5 in.
14.8 ft³.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
Cruze

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.8 in.
Compact

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54.4 in.
Sedan

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53.5 in.
1.4

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
DOHC

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
180.3 in.
aluminum

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in.
4

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.3 in.
4