Compare 2013 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2013 Chevrolet Cruze

2013 Mazda MAZDA3
2013 Chevrolet Cruze
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,229
$16,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,700
$17,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$286 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.00
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 94.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.35
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.30
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 52.40
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 54.76
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.90
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 53.90
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.28
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 70.70
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.70
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 181.00
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.10
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 61.30
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 105.70
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 15.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.43 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
35.8 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 35.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYW
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2866 3093
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4500 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LUW
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.105 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.970 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.307 3.82
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.310 1.47
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.755 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.166 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.842 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA MZ0
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Chevrolet Cruze
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
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.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 5.7
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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