2016 Mazda3 vs 2016 Chevy Cruze

The search for a new sedan that can deliver the fuel efficiency and the dependability you want and need at an affordable price has always been one of the toughest for drivers. While there may be plenty to choose from in the compact sedan segment of the auto industry, only a few can really give you what you’re looking for. Two of the leading choices in the popular segment that deliver a great mix of qualities to its driver and passengers are the Mazda3 and Chevy Cruze. Which new car meets your criteria the best? This comparison between the 2016 Mazda3 vs 2016 Chevy Cruze will help steer you in the right direction.

There are always a few things that drivers want from their new car. It must offer a great list of high-tech features and comfort options, the perfect mix of performance and efficiency, stylish looks and strong safety scores. Both the new Mazda3 and Chevy Cruze deliver all of these qualities, but one of them outshines the other in many categories. The first thing that you’ll notice when looking at these two cars is that the Mazda3’s “Soul of Motion” design language really speaks volumes. The 2016 Mazda3 offers a much sportier look and style compared to the 2016 Chevy Cruze.

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2016 Mazda3 VS 2016 Chevy Cruze
$17,845 MSRP (Base Model) $16,620
2.0-liter 4-cyl Engine 1.4-liter 4-cyl
155 hp Horsepower 153 hp
41 hwy Fuel Economy 40 hwy

2016 Mazda3 Comparison Dayton, OH

With the advantage in style already going to the new Mazda3, let’s take a closer look at the performance and efficiency of both the Chevy Cruze and Mazda3. The 2016 Mazda3 comes with a standard 2.0-liter SKYACTIV® four-cylinder engine that puts out 155 horsepower and delivers up to 41 mpg on the highway. The Mazda3 also offers a more powerful 2.5-liter SKYACTIV® engine that offers 184 horsepower while still giving you 39 highway mpgs. While very close, the 2016 Chevy Cruze’s standard 1.4-liter engine that dishes out 153 horsepower and a fuel economy rating of 40 hwy mpg falls a little short of the potent and more efficient 2016 Mazda3. The differences shown in this 2016 Mazda3 vs 2016 Chevy Cruze comparison are not the only things that give the new Mazda an advantage over the Chevy. Learn more by heading over to our 2016 Mazda3 model research page to discover even more about this exciting new Mazda sedan.

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