2017 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2017 Mazda3

2017 Chevrolet Cruze

2017 Chevrolet Cruze


2017 Mazda3

When drivers are looking for a commuter or small family car that has lots of available tech and comfort, a composed yet fuel-efficient powertrain, and an accessible price tag, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is in a class all its own. It faces legitimate competition from the 2017 Mazda3, and while the Mazda3 certainly has allure, the Chevrolet Cruze still comes out ahead in a number of categories. Take a closer look before making your way from Cincinnati to test drive the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze at Tom Gill Chevrolet in Florence.

Performance and Fuel Economy

When you want more standard power and better standard fuel economy, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is the answer.

  • Chevrolet Cruze: Every version of the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze comes powered by a turbocharged 1.4L inline-four engine that produces a confident 153 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. It also comes in at an impressive EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway and 30 mpg city.
  • Mazda3: The 2017 Mazda3 falls short of the Chevrolet Cruze’s fuel economy numbers with an EPA-estimated 37 mpg highway and 28 mpg city with the base 2.0L four-cylinder engine.


Both of these vehicles feature fully modern cabins. Even their base trims have Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, and a rearview camera. Unlike like 2017 Mazda3, however, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration via Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system, as well as an OnStar telematics system with automatic crash notification, emergency roadside assistance, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. While other trims on the Mazda3 are offered with a telematics system, none of them come with 4G LTE Wi-Fi coverage.

Warranty Coverage

Both the Chevrolet Cruze and the Mazda3 come with a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain/drivetrain limited warranty. However, the Chevrolet Cruze gets five years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance included, while roadside assistance on the Mazda3 runs out after three years or 36,000 miles.


While the aforementioned advantages might already be enough, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is also the more affordable compact sedan.

  • The 2017 Cruze starts at the affordable MSRP of $16,975
  • The 2017 Mazda3 starts a bit higher at an MSRP of $17,845

Take Home the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze from Tom Gill Chevrolet

It’s clear that the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is the winner over the 2017 Mazda3. You can find this sedan affordably priced and on sale now at Tom Gill Chevrolet, located near Cincinnati at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY. Contact us today to set up a test drive, or stop by at your convenience seven days a week.