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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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$17,995 to $25,620
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$21,500 to $27,900
Invoice* $17,941 to $24,646 $20,565 to $26,679
MPG - City 28 - 31 25 - 27
MPG - Hwy 38 - 48 33 - 36
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
The Chevrolet Cruze offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mazda Mazda3. 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
The Chevrolet Cruze will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda Mazda3, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Cruze will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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.

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