2017 Mazda3 sedan vs 2017 Chevy Cruze sedan

The small sedan class is jam-packed with high-quality vehicles, but car shoppers looking for a sedan that does more than just go from Point A to Point B will want to check out the 2017 Mazda3. The sedan received a slight redesign for the 2017 model year, now featuring an updated dashboard design, restyled front and rear fascias, new standard equipment and improved handling. But what other features set the 2017 Mazda3 apart from tough competitors?

We’re digging deep to find out, putting the 2017 Mazda3 up against the competing 2017 Chevy Cruze in a head-to-head comparison.Keep reading for an in-depth look at the features and specifications offered by both sedans!

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2017 Mazda3 sedan vs 2017 Chevy Cruze sedan
2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder Base Engine Size 1.4-liter inline 4-cylinder
Standard on all trims Cruise Control Not available on all trims
MAZDA CONNECT™: 7-inch full color touchscreen display Infotainment System Chevrolet MyLink®: 7-inch color touchscreen
42.2/35.8 inches Legroom (front/rear) 42.0/36.1 inches

The 2017 Chevy Cruze sedan comes in five trim levels: L, LS, LT, Premier and Diesel. The L trim can only be equipped with a manual transmission, but all the other trim levels can be equipped with either a manual or an automatic. All gas trims come standard with a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that generates 153 horsepower, while the Diesel trim comes standard with a 1.6-liter turbocharged diesel engine that delivers 137 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. Standard interior features for all trims include a USB port, Bluetooth® compatibility, power windows and door locks, a rear vision camera and remote keyless entry. Standard safety features include 10 airbags, 3-point safety belts, the LATCH System, Electronic Stability Control, and the OnStar® Basic Plan for five years.

The 2017 Mazda3 sedan comes in three trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. The Sport and Touring trims come standard with a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine that generates 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque, while the Grand Touring comes equipped with an impressive 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine that kicks out 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. All trims can be equipped with either an automatic transmission or manual transmission, depending on driver preference. Standard interior features for all trim levels include power windows and door locks, cruise control, Push Button Start, Pandora® internet radio integration, Aha™ internet radio integration, Bluetooth® connectivity, a USB port, an auxiliary audio input jack, and 60/40 split folding rear seats. Standard safety features for all trim levels include advanced dual front airbags, 3-point safety belts for all seating positions, the Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Brake Assist, Hill Launch Assist, a rearview camera, Traction Control, Dynamic Stability Control, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System and the LATCH System.

Drivers interested in learning more about the 2017 Mazda3 sedan are encouraged to contact a member of our team at Matt Castrucci Mazda. Those interested in getting behind the wheel of the sporty sedan can schedule an obligation-free test drive online or stop right in and speak with our sales team at our location in Dayton.

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