Compare 2016 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2016 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Chevrolet Cruze
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2016 Mazda MAZDA3
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2016 Toyota Corolla
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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 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
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4-Door Sedan Automatic L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic L 27 36 $16,916 $17,900
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE 29 38 $17,347 $18,735
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO 30 42 $17,717 $19,135
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO Plus 30 40 $18,365 $19,835
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO Premium 30 40 $21,199 $22,895
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE Plus 29 38 $17,717 $19,135
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE Premium 29 38 $20,550 $22,195
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT S 29 37 $17,930 $19,365
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT S Plus 29 37 $18,578 $20,065
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT S Premium 29 37 $21,413 $23,125
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT S w/Special Edition Pkg 29 37 $19,106 $20,635
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual L 28 37 $16,349 $17,300
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual S Plus 28 37 $20,059 $21,665
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,450
$22,576
$16,916
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,120
$23,595
$17,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$393 / month
$298 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze inches closer to mid-size, while growing lighter, leaner, and more fuel-efficient. 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. The 2016 Toyota Corolla continues to offer reliable, inexpensive transportation—with a bit of flair and new, easy-to-use infotainment systems.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 30 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
42 mpg 41 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.20 54.4 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.00 42.2 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.20 55.5 53
Second Leg Room (in)
36.10 35.8 41.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.90 37.6 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
51.90 53.5 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.90 57.2 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 96.3 97.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.30 37.5 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.40 57.3 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 61.4 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.30 106.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.50 70.7 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 61.2 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
183.70 180.3 182.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.80 12.4 13
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.4 9.1
Brake Type
- TBD - 4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA 9.1
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Brake ABS System
- TBD - 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.1 13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
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 - 34.8 35.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q1M NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/60HR16 P195/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1M NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/60HR16 P195/65SR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 2930 2820
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - 390
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
153 @ 5600 155 @ 6000 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 2000-4000 150 @ 4000 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LE2 NA NA
Displacement
1.4L/- TBD - 2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 30 27 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 34 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 41 36 (Est)
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.89 2.34
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.02 1.55
Trans Order Code
MNU NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.59 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.60 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.55 2.85
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.45 1.00
Trans Type
6 6 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.71 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Mazda Mazda3 Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
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 Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 5.2 5.6 (Est)
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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