Compare 2013 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2013 Mazda MAZDA3

2013 Chevrolet Cruze
2013 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic 1LT 26 38 $18,868 $19,655
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2LT 26 38 $21,432 $22,325
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic ECO 26 39 $20,040 $20,875
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 22 35 $17,587 $18,225
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,490 $23,550
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual 1LT 26 38 $17,817 $18,560
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual 2LT 26 38 $20,198 $21,040
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual ECO 28 42 $18,892 $19,680
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 25 36 $16,530 $17,130
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $22,619 $23,650
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 24 33 $17,053 $17,550
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 28 40 $18,388 $19,225
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 28 40 $19,466 $20,350
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,052 $25,150
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 27 39 $21,805 $22,800
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $16,229 $16,700
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 27 39 $17,578 $18,375
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 27 39 $18,653 $19,500
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,287 $24,350
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $23,096 $24,150
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,945 $20,850
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,531 $25,650
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $23,143 $24,200
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 27 38 $22,283 $23,300
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $19,130 $20,000
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,766 $24,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,868
$22,619
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,655
$23,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$394 / 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
26 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact
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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
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 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/50VR17
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)
3126 2950
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 155 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 148 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
LUV NA
Displacement
1.4L/83 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 40
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.708
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.893
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.022
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.591
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.599
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.552
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.452
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 5.5
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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