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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $16,530 $17,130
4-Door Sedan ECO 28 42 $18,892 $19,680
4-Door Sedan 1LT 26 38 $17,817 $18,560
4-Door Sedan 2LT 26 38 $20,198 $21,040
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,490 $23,550
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 27 39 $21,805 $22,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 28 40 $19,466 $20,350
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 28 40 $18,388 $19,225
4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 24 33 $17,053 $17,550
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 27 38 $22,283 $23,300
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,945 $20,850
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $16,229 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 27 39 $17,578 $18,375
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 27 39 $18,653 $19,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $22,619 $23,650
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,287 $24,350
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,052 $25,150
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $19,130 $20,000
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $23,096 $24,150
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,766 $24,850
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,531 $25,650
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $23,143 $24,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,530
$16,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,130
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$278 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 58.10 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.30 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 105.70 103.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 11.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.6 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5 16.2
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code QYW NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code QYW NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3093 2866
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 25
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cruze Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
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 -
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.7 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
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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