2018 Chevrolet Cruze vs. Mazda 3
Introducing the 2018 Models of the Chevrolet Cruze and Mazda 3
The 2018 models of the Chevrolet Cruze and Mazda 3 are both desirable commuter vehicles for those on the lookout for a fast, roomy, and fuel-efficient car. Despite their modern looks, both vehicles are suitable for navigating inclement weather conditions such as heavy rainstorms or wintery blizzard conditions.
Both the Cruze and the Mazda 3 have been highly rated in their class for fuel economy, purchasing cost, maintenance costs, safety, and style.
However, safety, mechanical design, performance, and quality of the artisanship inside sets these two four-door compact sedans apart in terms of value for your hard-earned money.
We believe that the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze comes out on top of the Mazda 3. You’ll find the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze for sale in Purcell, OK at Zeck Chevrolet. Give us a call any time at (833) 394-6830.
The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze
The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze has a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $16,975.00, for the base model, with a horsepower (HP) of 137 to 153 depending on the trim level, and a fuel capacity of 13.5 to 13.7 gallons.
The miles per gallon (MPG) varies from 31 MPG in the city and 47 MPG on the highway. With a turbo-diesel engine, you can increase your MPG to 52 on the highway. This car is highly fuel-efficient and will keep your bills low at the gas pump.
The 2018 Cruze has either a 1.4L ECOTEC DOHC turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a 1.6L ECOTEC DOHC turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine.
The body styles for the Chevrolet Cruze include the sedan from $16,750.00 and the hatchback from $21,320.00. The ten color options range from Kinetic Blue Metallic, to Red Hot, to Graphite Metallic. A variety of trim options are available with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic in both sedan and hatchback styles.
With all of these options at your disposal, it’s easy to find the Cruze the suits your needs.
The 2018 Mazda 3
The Mazda 3 has an MSRP of $18,095.00, with HP of 155 to 184, and MPG of 28 in the city and 37 on the highway. It has a fuel tank capacity of 13.2 gallons. The body styles for the Mazda 3 includes the sedan from $18,095.00, and hatchback from $19,345.00. The more expensive Touring trim for the Mazda 3 comes with a whole suite of the latest safety features and fuel-efficiency technology, including advanced blind spot monitoring. The Grand Touring trim has a 2.5L engine, with 184 HP and performs at 36 MPG on highways.
Performance, Interior, and Technology
The Chevrolet Cruze has a lengthy history of incorporating the latest technological features and interior design details that distinguish it as a superior automotive powerhouse in its class of compact-size sedans. The Kia Forte and Soul, Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Dodge Dart, Nissan Sentra, Volkswagen Jetta and Golf, Subaru Impreza, and Toyota Corolla are all close competitors in this vehicle class, but they lack significant updates and do not perform as well in adverse conditions when compared to the Chevrolet Cruze and Mazda 3.
The Chevrolet Cruze includes a sports performance suspension system perfect for going on a scenic drive, stopping at the supermarket, or safely commuting to work on highways and interstates. The interior of the vehicle is fresh and contemporary with sophisticated and mature trim materials for the roomy design. The excellent seat upholstery distinguishes it from the weaker performing vehicles in its class.
The designers and engineers of the Chevy Cruze have put considerable love and devotion into manifesting a technologically integrated, fuel efficient, and safe vehicle that will keep customers satisfied for years to come.
This vehicle is outfitted with a superior sound system that performs impeccably with the latest infotainment technology through its seven-inch color touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, Bluetooth compatible for hands-free smartphone connectivity, and GPS navigation.
The Mazda 3 accelerates from zero to 60 MPH in 7.2 seconds, but drivers may observe the slight instability, engine noise, and exhaust emissions when doing so. This car maintains good momentum and has low drag and resistance due to its aerodynamic design. The inside of the Mazda 3 has a minimalist design package of technology to entertain passengers and drivers by presenting a convenient environment that is suitable if somewhat stuffy. The infotainment system is fully integrated and it comes with a seven-inch touchscreen display and a six-speaker audio system. The Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming system is managed by the MAZDA CONNECT System that has a proprietary operating system, USB audio input port, and a steering-wheel-mounted audio control unit. Altogether, it makes for a rather bare-bones feel.
Choose the Chevrolet Cruze
Both the Chevrolet Cruze and Mazda 3 rate highly in their vehicle class and provide a budget-friendly option for commuting to work or school. However, readers should consider how the Chevrolet Cruze has been precision engineered and developed. The Mazda 3 has more of a minimalist and esoteric design style with a moderately equipped infotainment system that lacks the sophistication of the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto options found in the Chevrolet Cruze. Considering that you get more from the Cruze at a lower price than the Mazda 3, you should find that with the Mazda you’re really just paying for the name.