Compare 2016 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2016 Ford Focus vs 2016 Mazda MAZDA3

2016 Chevrolet Cruze
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2016 Ford Focus
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2016 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan Automatic LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 30 42 $18,450 $19,120
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT 30 42 $20,275 $21,120
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic Premier 30 40 $22,079 $23,120
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual L 29 41 $16,536 $16,620
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 29 41 $17,485 $18,120
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan Automatic ECO 26 39 $20,611 $21,470
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT w/1LT 26 38 $19,387 $20,195
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT w/2LT 26 38 $22,435 $23,370
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $23,273 $24,370
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan Manual ECO 28 42 $19,387 $20,195
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan Manual LT w/1LT 26 38 $18,398 $19,165
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $16,622 $17,225
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,681 $18,515
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 38 $22,180 $23,225
Focus 5-Door HB RS 19 25 $34,285 $35,900
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $18,159 $19,015
Focus 5-Door HB ST 22 31 $23,326 $24,425
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 26 38 $22,657 $23,725
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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 30 41 $22,576 $23,595
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,083 $18,895
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $20,185 $21,095
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,678 $25,795
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,723 $24,795
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,571 $22,545
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 29 41 $17,081 $17,845
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $19,183 $20,045
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 25 37 $23,673 $24,745
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $18,753 $19,595
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,856 $21,795
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,345 $26,495
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,389 $25,495
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $17,748 $18,545
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,851 $20,745
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 26 35 $24,343 $25,445
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,450
$16,622
$22,576
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,120
$17,225
$23,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$287 / month
$393 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze inches closer to mid-size, while growing lighter, leaner, and more fuel-efficient. From efficiency-minded models to the high-performance ST, the 2016 Ford Focus remains one of the best-driving small cars on the market. The 2016 Mazda 3 is one of the best-driving and best-looking small cars, with a more premium feel than its (now even lower) price might suggest.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 26 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
42 mpg 36 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.10 33.2 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.90 38.3 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.90 52.7 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.90 55.6 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 90.7 96.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.30 38 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.20 53.7 54.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.00 41.9 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.20 53.9 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.50 71.8 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 61.2 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
183.70 178.5 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.40 57.7 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 60.4 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.30 104.3 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.80 13.2 12.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.9 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Brake ABS System
- TBD - 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9 10.4
Brake Type
- TBD - Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 9 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.1 12.4 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65HR15 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1M NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65HR15 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q1M NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 2935 2930
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 590 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - 100
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 2000-4000 146 @ 4450 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LE2 NA NA
Displacement
1.4L/- TBD - 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
153 @ 5600 160 @ 6500 155 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 30 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 36 41
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 26 30
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA 0.60
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42 3.55
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.45 1.45
Trans Type
6 5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.80 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42 3.89
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.14 2.02
Trans Order Code
MNU 44Z NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.82 3.59
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Ford Focus Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 5.9 5.2
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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