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2017 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2017 Mazda Mazda3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Cruze offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mazda Mazda3 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Cruze and the Mazda Mazda3 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Cruze as you will with the Mazda Mazda3, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Cruze or the Mazda Mazda3, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Cruze will cost more in transportation costs than the Mazda Mazda3.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Cruze is about the same width as the Mazda Mazda3. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Cruze takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda Mazda3.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Cruze transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mazda Mazda3.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Chevrolet Cruze and the Mazda Mazda3.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Cruze and the Mazda Mazda3.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Cruze comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda Mazda3.

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2017 Chevrolet
Cruze

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MSRP*: $16,975 - $23,475

2017 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $17,845 - $23,145
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City MPG: 28 - 30 25 - 27
Highway MPG: 39 - 40 34 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $16,890 - $22,536 $17,080 - $22,144

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.