Compare 2019 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2019 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2019 Toyota Corolla

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4-Door HB Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cruze 4-Door HB Diesel 30 45 $25,127 $26,120
Cruze 4-Door HB LS 28 38 $18,874 $19,620
Cruze 4-Door HB LT 28 38 $21,279 $22,120
Cruze 4-Door HB Premier 28 37 $23,107 $24,020
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Diesel 31 48 $24,646 $25,620
Cruze 4-Door Sedan L 28 38 $17,941 $17,995
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LS 28 38 $18,393 $19,120
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LT 28 38 $20,894 $21,720
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Premier 28 38 $22,626 $23,520
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AWD Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 Hatchback AWD Automatic 24 32 $23,908 $25,000
Mazda3 Hatchback AWD Automatic w/Preferred Pkg 24 32 $25,437 $26,600
Mazda3 Hatchback AWD Automatic w/Premium Pkg 24 32 $27,636 $28,900
Mazda3 Hatchback FWD Automatic 26 35 $22,570 $23,600
Mazda3 Hatchback FWD Automatic w/Preferred Pkg 26 35 $24,098 $25,200
Mazda3 Hatchback FWD Automatic w/Premium Pkg 26 35 $26,298 $27,500
Mazda3 Hatchback FWD Manual w/Premium Pkg 25 35 $26,298 $27,500
Mazda3 Sedan AWD w/Preferred Pkg 25 33 $24,481 $25,600
Mazda3 Sedan AWD w/Premium Pkg 25 33 $26,679 $27,900
Mazda3 Sedan AWD w/Select Pkg 25 33 $22,952 $24,000
Mazda3 Sedan FWD 26 35 $20,086 $21,000
Mazda3 Sedan FWD w/Preferred Pkg 26 35 $23,143 $24,200
Mazda3 Sedan FWD w/Premium Pkg 27 36 $25,342 $26,500
Mazda3 Sedan FWD w/Select Pkg 26 35 $21,614 $22,600
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L CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla L CVT 28 36 $17,673 $18,700
Corolla LE CVT 28 36 $17,717 $19,135
Corolla LE Eco CVT 30 40 $18,088 $19,535
Corolla LE Eco w/Premium Package CVT 29 38 $18,088 $19,535
Corolla SE CVT 28 35 $19,115 $20,645
Corolla SE Manual 27 35 $20,245 $21,865
Corolla XLE CVT 28 36 $20,495 $22,135
Corolla XSE CVT 28 35 $21,185 $22,880
Corolla Hatchback XSE Manual 28 37 $21,426 $23,140
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,127
$23,908
$17,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,120
$25,000
$18,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$435 / month
$417 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.4
6.8
5.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze gains some good content, but its advanced safety tech should be more accessible. The 2019 Mazda 3 keeps the zoom, but all-wheel-drive practicality and a vastly upgraded interior make it much more than that. The 2019 Toyota Corolla is a fun choice as a hatchback, but we’d skip the sedan in favor of its competitors.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 24 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
45 mpg 32 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 55.7 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94 92.7 97.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.2 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 53.4 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.3 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 54.6 53
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.1 41.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 50.9 43.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
175.3 175.6 183.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 56.7 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 62.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 107.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 70.7 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.1 61.7 60.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
22.7 20.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
47.2 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- - 13
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 x - TBD - 10.4 9
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA 9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.6 10.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 12.7 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 34.8 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P215/45VR18 P195/65SR15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q1N NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55R16 P215/45VR18 P195/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1N NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3229 3255 2840
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 X 7 15 X 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130 80
Engine
Displacement
1.6L/98 2.5 L/152 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 3750 186 @ 6000 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbo Diesel Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 2000 186 @ 4000 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LH7 NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
45 32 (Est) 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 24 (Est) 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 27 (Est) 32
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.35 -
Trans Type
9 6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.74 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.05 2.60
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.02 -
Trans Order Code
M3D NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.63 4.76
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.60 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.55 2.48 - 0.40
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback Toyota Corolla
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam 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.)
w/Coil Springs Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 - 5.5
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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