Compare 2013 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2013 Mazda MAZDA3

2013 Chevrolet Cruze
2013 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $16,530 $17,130
4-Door Sedan 1LT 26 38 $17,817 $18,560
4-Door Sedan ECO 28 42 $18,892 $19,680
4-Door Sedan 2LT 26 38 $20,198 $21,040
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,490 $23,550
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $16,229 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 24 33 $17,053 $17,550
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 27 39 $17,578 $18,375
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 28 40 $18,388 $19,225
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 27 39 $18,653 $19,500
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $19,130 $20,000
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 28 40 $19,466 $20,350
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,945 $20,850
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 27 39 $21,805 $22,800
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 27 38 $22,283 $23,300
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $22,619 $23,650
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $23,096 $24,150
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $23,143 $24,200
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,287 $24,350
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,766 $24,850
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,052 $25,150
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,531 $25,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,530
$16,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,130
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze is one of the smartest picks for anyone wanting practicality, comfort, and safety in a compact sedan—although it's missing the fun-to-drive edge of some other models. The 2013 Mazda 3 drives with a lot more sophistication and verve than you might expect for a small car this affordable, practical, and fuel-efficient.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.90 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.28 42.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 94.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.00 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.35 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.30 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.40 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.76 54.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.90 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.10 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.30 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.70 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.70 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.70 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
181.00 180.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 11.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.43 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3093 2866
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LUW NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 33
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.755
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.166
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 1.842
Trans Order Code
MZ0 NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.105
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 0.970
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.307
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.310
Trans Type
6 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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