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Compare 2013 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2013 Chevrolet Cruze

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Selected Style 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
4-Door Sedan Manual LS
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,229
$16,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,700
$17,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$286 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 70.70
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.8 15.0
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 35.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.94 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 35.8 N/A
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2866 3093
Wheels
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 -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 29
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda3 Chevrolet Cruze
Suspension
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
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
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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