2020 Mazda3 vs 2020 Chevrolet Cruze

2020 Mazda3 vs 2020 Chevrolet Cruze

Although price and size identify the 2020 Mazda3 as a compact-economy car, looks would never reveal it. Mazda’s flagship small car remains a cut above the class leaders with exquisite styling and choice materials blended together with keen attention to detail. The 2020 Chevy Cruze contrasts this design language with a more boisterous appearance that emphasizes sharp lines.

These small cars may appeal to the same crowd with their small stature and forward-lurching look, but there’s a lot that sets the pair apart. Explore the various differences in our comparison of the 2020 Mazda3 vs the 2020 Chevrolet Cruze.

2020 Mazda3


2020 Chevrolet Cruze

$21,500 Starting MSRP  $17,000
186 hp Horsepower 153 hp
Standard Automatic Emergency Braking Available
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available

Key Differences Between the 2020 Mazda3 and 2020 Chevrolet Cruze Compact Cars

The 2020 Mazda3 has been praised for its exceptional performance and handling. The base model comes standard with a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L four-cylinder engine that puts out 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The 2020 Chevy Cruze offers a 1.4L turbocharged engine of its own, but it takes second to the powertrain and agility of the Mazda3.

Inside, the 2020 Mazda3 engages with upscale materials while the 2020 Cruze sticks to a more functional aesthetic. The Cruze also carries a lighter roster of features with not much to show for technology. Highlights of the Mazda3 interior include an 8.8-inch screen mounted on top of the dash with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. You get all a host of other great features such as push-button start, Bluetooth streaming, rain-sensing wipers and more. At its most opulent, the Mazda3 Premium gets leather seating, a head-up display, adaptive headlights and a 12-speaker Bose audio system.

Interested in the 2020 Mazda3 compact car? Drivers in the Memphis area can visit the Gwatney Mazda dealership in Germantown, TN to shop a wide selection of Mazda models and test drive the best cars in the lineup.


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