2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Chevy Cruze

Gray 2019 Mazda3 Sedan on a City Street vs Black 2019 Chevy Cruze Sedan in a Park

A world-class entry in the compact car class, the Mazda3 is more attractive and more athletic than ever with the debut of the 2019 Mazda3. With a complete redesign in its rearview mirror, an upgraded powertrain, advanced technology features and trademark Mazda class-above luxury, the Mazda3 is a premier competitor in the segment. Learn more about what sets the Mazda3 apart from competitors in this 2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Chevy Cruze comparison.

To tailor the 2019 Mazda3 to fit your lifestyle, you can choose the practical and fun-to-drive Mazda3 Sedan or the sporty Mazda3 Hatchback. Mazda3 Sedan entries are available in four trim level packages – Base, Select, Preferred and Premium – that will start at $21,000. An upgrade to the Mazda3 Hatchback will provide drivers with three package options – Base, Preferred and Premium – that will start at $23,600. Chevy Cruze entries are available in sedan and hatchback variants but fall short in terms of style, performance and technology.

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2019 Mazda3 VS 2019 Chevy Cruze
$21,000 Base Price $18,870
186-Horsepower 2.5-Liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 153-Horsepower 1.4-Liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder
Sedan and Hatchback Body Styles Sedan and Hatchback
Available All-Wheel Drive Unavailable

What Are the Differences Between the Mazda3 and Chevy Cruze?

Athletic power and performance are hallmarks of the Mazda brand that promise to make the next-generation Mazda3 stand out in this 2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Chevy Cruze comparison. Mazda3 entries are powered by a fun-to-drive 186-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine that manufactures 186 pound-feet of torque. Paired with a six-speed SKYACTIV®-Drive automatic transmission, front-wheel drive Mazda3 models will earn 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.

A six-speed SKYACTIV®-MT manual transmission is optional for the Mazda3 Hatchback Premium. Mazda3 Sedan Select, Preferred, Premium and all Mazda3 Hatchback trim packages are available with Mazda i-ACTIV AWD® to amp up performance. The Chevy Cruze is available with a pair of lackluster engine options – a 152-horsepower 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 137-horsepower 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine.

To deliver premium value and class-above luxury at every turn, the Mazda3 Sedan Base package comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED taillights, LED Daytime Running Lights, keyless entry with push-button start, a rearview camera, an eight-speaker sound system and an 8.8-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth.

With an upgrade to the Select package, the Mazda3 Sedan will add 18-inch alloy wheels, leatherette upholstery, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE® safety systems. Mazda3 Hatchback Base trims possess the same equipment as the Mazda3 Sedan Select with the addition of a rear spoiler and cargo cover. Additional upgrades include a 12-speaker Bose® sound system, heated front seats, a power sunroof, an Active Driving Display, premium leather-trimmed seats and much more.


Overhead View of Gray 2019 Mazda3 Sedan and Red 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback
Gray 2019 Mazda3 Sedan Side Exterior on a City Street
Close Up of 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback MAZDA CONNECT Touchscreen with Apple CarPlay
2019 Mazda3 Steering Wheel, Dashboard and MAZDA CONNECT Display



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