Safety, efficiency, and style - who says you can't have it all?
Chevrolet has made safety a priority, and it shows: the Chevrolet Cruze has been racking up an impressive list of safety awards. The 2013 Cruze was named "Best Compact Car for Families" by U.S. News, and the 2012 Cruze was an IIHS Top Safety Pick, and it earned a coveted 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the NHTSA.1
Selected Edmunds.com visitor vehicle reviews:
“I bought this car for my wife. She didn't think that she would like a small car coming away from a Nissan Armada; let me tell you she was wrong, can't her out of it.
The car looks small in stature but interior has good spacing and a large trunk for a small vehicle. The car handles very firm but is really fun and comfortable. We have owned an Audi A4 1.8 turbo a while back and it handles just like it, very predictable and hugs the road. The ride is smooth and bumps are effortless.
The electronics inside the car are great for long trips or short work journeys. Let me be the first to admit we were going to opt out on the Mylink and the other, GET THEM YOU WONT REGRET IT! ” darnell1977 - 10/16/2013 7:45 AM
If you're focused on fuel savings, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze is the clear winner, offering an impressive EPA estimated highway rating of 5 MPGs higher than 2014 Mazda3.
2014 Chevrolet Cruze VS 2014 Mazda3 462 EPA Estimated Highway MPG 413
Selected Edmunds.com visitor vehicle reviews:
“I was first interested in the car for its MPG and it hasn't disappointed me. Not only did I get 47+ on a 600-mile trip to LA and back (freeway, backed-up traffic and mountain passes), but the power is impressive. Set the cruise control at freeways speeds going uphill and it held its speed and didn't downshift (Grapevine or Cajon Pass). Definitely a sporty feel but it rides very nice and the leather seats are quite comfortable. Only complaint is MyLink system reset once then quit working another time for no apparent reason then started working again. ” agwriter - 10/18/2013 7:34 PM
If you're carrying considerable cargo, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze's increased torque4 can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2014 Chevrolet Cruze VS 2014 Mazda3 2642 Torque 1855
Protect your passengers with airbags too, standard on the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze... but not standard on the 2014 Mazda3.
The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze's dedication to occupant safety has earned it the NHTSA's coveted 5-star Overall Crash Rating. 6
2014 Chevrolet Cruze VS 2014 Mazda3 standard7Rear Side Airbag- 57 Overall Crash Rating -
This ain't your grandpa's diesel engine - the optional diesel-powered engine in the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze is cleaner, more efficient and more powerful than ever before.
Enjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze's optional turbocharged engine.
2014 Chevrolet Cruze VS 2014 Mazda3 Diesel, Gas Engine Types Gas has8 Turbocharged -
Who wouldn't want more miles between fill-ups? With a 53 miles higher estimated combined tank range, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze will keep you on the road longer than the 2014 Mazda3.
Tired of hunching over the steering wheel? No worries. The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze offers 1 more inches than the 2014 Mazda3 in front head room, making the hunch-back driving pose a thing of the past.
There's no need to scoot the driver's seat all the way back - the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze offers ample front leg room, 1 inches more than the 2014 Mazda3.
No matter what you're stowing, from groceries to gardening gear, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze's increased storage volume9 means you'll have more room for all your stuff, from apples to zinnias, and everything in between.
2014 Chevrolet Cruze VS 2014 Mazda3 4952 Estimated Combined Tank Range 4423 397 Front Head Room 383397Front Leg Room 383157Storage Volume123
The drivetrain in the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze is carefully engineered and built to last, and they're willing to back it with a warranty that's 40,000 miles longer than the drivetrain warranty on the 2014 Mazda3.
In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze's Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than on the 2014 Mazda3.
The difference in MSRP between the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze and the 2014 Mazda3 may seem significant, until you consider what you're missing when you opt to save that $325: loads of standard features, some for safety and some just for fun. Suddenly, that $325 doesn't seem like much of a "savings" at all, does it?
2014 Chevrolet Cruze VS 2014 Mazda3 $17,2707MSRP$16,9453 100,0007 Drivertrian Warranty 60,000357Roadside Assistance33
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1 - Learn more at http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/Best-Cars-for-Families, http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings, and http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings