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2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Chevy Cruze

2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Chevy Cruze

There are a lot of compact options, but few actually provide the features and performance you want. The Mazda3 is very different from the rest of those compact vehicles, and to prove it, you just have to look at our 2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Chevy Cruze comparison. We’ll talk about everything from price and horsepower to standard and available features. In the end, you will see that the Mazda3 has more to offer. You can even look at the picture here to see just how different these two models look. The Mazda3 looks stylish and refined and the Cruze just looks like an egg.

If those looks are enough to make you jump behind the wheel of a Mazda3, then you can see the inventory that Bert Ogden Mazda Edinburg has here in Edinburg by clicking the link below. Otherwise, just keep reading to see how the two compare.

2018 Mazda3


2018 Chevy Cruze

$19,145 Automatic Base MSRP $20,400
184 Max Horsepower 153
Standard Cruise Control Available
Available Heads-Up Display Not Available

Compact comparison Mazda3 vs Chevy Cruze

When you’re looking at compacts and comparing them, you are going to look at MSRP. If you just look at the regular base MSRP, you’ll find that the Cruze comes in slightly below the Mazda3, but that’s because the Cruze offers a stripped down manual-only L trim, which mostly exists just to pad the MSRP numbers. If you were to compare both of these models at their most affordable price point with an automatic transmission included, then you’ll find that there’s over a $1,000 price gap in favor of the Mazda3.

Are you looking for a fun car? Then the Mazda3 will give you all you could ask for with over 180 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque available. This engine comes standard on both the Touring and Grand Touring trims, and nothing like it is available on the Cruze.

When it comes to features, the Cruze expects you to get by with very little. In fact, this machine doesn’t even come with cruise control by default. Don’t worry, because the Mazda3 gives you cruise control standard.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Mazda3 offers some amazing features at the top end that make it essentially a luxury model. You’ll find leather seats, a Bose® 9-speaker sound system, LED lighting, satellite radio, and more. You even get a standard heads-up display that will provide information such as speed, cruise control settings, safety info, and more.