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2019 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2020 Mazda Mazda3 Review

New 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

2019 Chevrolet
Cruze

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New 2020 Mazda Mazda3

2020 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*
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$19,620 to $26,120
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$23,700 to $28,900
Invoice* $18,874 to $25,127 $22,665 to $27,636
MPG - City 28 - 30 24 - 26
MPG - Hwy 37 - 45 32 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda3 than the Chevrolet Cruze, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mazda Mazda3 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Cruze.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Cruze you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mazda Mazda3, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Cruze is clearly a better financial choice over the Mazda Mazda3. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Chevrolet Cruze will cost less to deliver to the dealership 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 its lower torque, the Chevrolet Cruze doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda Mazda3.

Performance
The Chevrolet Cruze has less horsepower than the Mazda Mazda3, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Chevrolet Cruze as you will in the Mazda Mazda3.

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