Chevy Cruze vs. Toyota Corolla vs. Mazda 3
Base Model Comparison: Chevy Cruze vs Toyota Corolla vs Mazda 3
Chevy Cruze, Toyota Corolla, and the Mazda 3 all have comparable
features, but the Chevy Cruze is clearly the best value in terms of
warranty, gas mileage, and cargo space. Let's take some time to look at
some of these areas. The Chevy Cruze has the best gas mileage (by far)
of the three models, at 25/36 for the base model, although higher end
Chevy Cruze models, such as the Chevy Cruze Eco, offer up to 28/42.
Chevy Cruze offers the best warranty of the group with 5 year/100k mile
powertrain warranty, while the Mazda 3 and Toyota Corolla both offer
only 60,000 miles on a comparable warranty. Furthermore, the Chevy
Cruze offers 138 horsepower to Corolla's 132. The Chevy Cruze also has
the highest cargo capacity of the group with 15.4 cubic feet, while the
Corolla and Mazda 3 only have 12.3 and 11.8, respectively.
Mazda 3 is definitely the cheapest of the vehicles, with a starting MSRP
of $15200 for the lowest trim level with manual transmission. Starting
MSRP on the Chevy Cruze is $16,800, but you can get into a
well-equipped model for only $18,000 at Portsmouth Chevrolet.