2017 Mazda3 vs 2017 Chevy Cruze

Compact sedans play a very important role for drivers who require an efficient and maneuverable vehicle to get them from point A to point B. Not to mention, advanced automotive technology enhances convenience, safety, and entertainment for all riders.

Take the Mazda3 and Chevy Cruze, for example. Each compact car offers its own unique set of features and capabilities that appeal to a variety of shoppers while also sharing quite a few similarities. Prospective buyers can utilize the following 2017 Mazda3 vs 2017 Chevy Cruze comparison to get a better idea of which model best suits them.

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2017 Mazda3 VS 2017 Chevy Cruze
2.0L I-4, 155 horsepower Base Engine 1.4L I-4, 153 horsepower
16-inch steel Wheels 15-inch steel
6 speakers Standard Audio System 4 speakers
Optional Rear Armrest Only available on higher trims


Under the hood, the Mazda3 is equipped with a 155-horsepower 2.0-liter I-4 engine, while the Chevy Cruze comes with a 1.4-liter I-4 engine that is able to produce 153 horsepower. Both models come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission. The Mazda3 base trim has larger wheels than the Cruze as well as more speakers. Both cars are roughly the same size and offer Bluetooth® connectivity as standard equipment. Which compact sedan is right for you?

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The Mazda3 is available in three different trim levels--Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring--each of which comes with distinct features and equipment. No matter which Mazda3 model you choose, however, you know you are getting a reliable, sporty, and well-equipped vehicle. Standard elements include daytime running lights, remote keyless entry system, Push Button Start, 7-inch touch screen display, Bluetooth® hands-free phone system and audio streaming, MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system, rearview camera, and much more. Not to mention, the 2017 Mazda3 offers a wide array of available features on other trims.

Drivers in the Portsmouth, NH area who would like to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Mazda3 can schedule a test drive with our team at Seacoast Mazda.

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