Compare 2016 Chevrolet Trax vs 2016 Mazda CX-3

2016 Chevrolet Trax
2016 Mazda CX-3
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AWD 4-Door LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Trax AWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 24 31 $20,928 $21,800
Trax AWD 4-Door LT 24 31 $23,179 $24,145
Trax AWD 4-Door LTZ 24 31 $25,660 $26,730
Trax FWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 26 34 $19,488 $20,300
Trax FWD 4-Door LT 26 34 $21,739 $22,645
Trax FWD 4-Door LTZ 26 34 $24,220 $25,230
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AWD 4-Door Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-3 AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 27 32 $25,496 $26,240
CX-3 AWD 4-Door Sport 27 32 $20,614 $21,210
CX-3 AWD 4-Door Touring 27 32 $22,555 $23,210
CX-3 FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 29 35 $24,283 $24,990
CX-3 FWD 4-Door Sport 29 35 $19,401 $19,960
CX-3 FWD 4-Door Touring 29 35 $21,342 $21,960
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,928
$25,496
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,800
$26,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$437 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With its useful hatchback shape and thrifty fuel economy, the 2016 Chevrolet Trax is a smart package for city dwellers who value practicality over power or style. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is stylish, well-equipped, and one of the most fun-to-drive vehicles in its segment.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.80 50.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.80 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
51.70 52.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.70 35
Front Head Room (in)
39.60 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 86.3
Second Hip Room (in)
50.70 49
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.10 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.80 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 60.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
100.6 101.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.90 69.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.2 6.2
Length, Overall (in)
167.20 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 10.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
29.30 30.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.7 10.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 39.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.80 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
57.00 56.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48.4 42.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.6 x 0.5 11.1
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.0 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RAJ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R16 P215/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RAJ NA
Front Tire Size
P205/70R16 P215/50VR18
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)
3208 2952
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 100
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas 4-Cyl Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 146 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
LUV NA
Displacement
1.4L/83 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 146 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.02
Trans Order Code
MNK NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 4.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.55
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.45
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Trax Mazda CX-3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -
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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