Compare 2018 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2018 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2018 Subaru Impreza

2018 Chevrolet Cruze
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2018 Mazda MAZDA3
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2018 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door HB 1.4L LT w/1SC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cruze 4-Door HB 1.4L LT w/1SC 27 38 $20,467 $21,320
Cruze 4-Door HB 1.4L LT w/1SD 29 38 $21,043 $21,920
Cruze 4-Door HB 1.4L Premier w/1SF 28 37 $23,059 $24,020
Cruze 4-Door HB 1.6L LT w/1SG 29 48 $24,499 $25,520
Cruze 4-Door HB 1.6L LT w/1SH 30 45 $24,883 $25,920
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L L w/1SM 27 40 $16,890 $16,975
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L LS w/1SA 27 40 $17,784 $18,525
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L LS w/1SB 29 40 $18,744 $19,525
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L LT w/1SC 27 40 $20,083 $20,920
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L LT w/1SD 29 40 $20,659 $21,520
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L Premier w/1SF 29 39 $22,579 $23,520
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.6L LT w/1SG 30 52 $22,867 $23,820
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.6L LT w/1SH 31 47 $24,403 $25,420
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Grand Touring Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Grand Touring Automatic 27 36 $23,149 $24,195
Mazda3 4-Door Grand Touring Manual 25 34 $22,144 $23,145
Mazda3 4-Door Sport Automatic 28 37 $18,321 $19,145
Mazda3 4-Door Sport Manual 28 38 $17,319 $18,095
Mazda3 4-Door Touring Automatic 27 36 $20,230 $21,140
Mazda3 4-Door Touring Manual 25 34 $19,226 $20,090
2018 Subaru Impreza
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,467
$23,149
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,320
$24,195
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
$403 / month
N/A
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Chevy Cruze offers lots of compelling reasons to select it, but we’d like to see more safety tech on its standard equipment roster. The 2018 Mazda 3 adds standard active safety features to an already compelling value. Among compact cars, this is one to consider. The 2018 Subaru Impreza offers all-wheel drive for all of us in a comfortable, refined, tech-savvy package.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 27 mpg -
Highway
38 mpg 36 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars -
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 55.5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.8 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.6 -
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 53.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 57.2 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 96.3 -
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 54.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.2 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 61.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3 -
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 70.7 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 61.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
175.3 180.3 -
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
47.2 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
22.7 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.4 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.6 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.4 -
Brake Type
- TBD - 4-Wheel Disc -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.7 13.2 -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr 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 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA -
Rear Tire Size
205/55R16 P215/45WR18 -
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1U NA -
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P215/45WR18 -
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 Compact -
Front Tire Order Code
Q1U NA -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3100 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 X 7 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 X 7 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 100 -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 -
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 2000-4000 185 @ 3250 -
Engine Order Code
LE2 NA -
Displacement
1.4L/- TBD - 2.5 L/152 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
153 @ 5600 184 @ 5700 -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 30 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 36 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 27 -
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.02 -
Trans Order Code
MF3 NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.39 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.60 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.55 -
Clutch Size (in)
N/A - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.45 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Type
6 6 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.71 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.89 -
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan -
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Mazda Mazda3 4-Door -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.8 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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