2016 Chevy Cruze vs 2016 Mazda 3

In many ways, buying a compact sedan -- a daily driver if there ever was one -- is a little like choosing a school for your children to attend. You want to ensure that it’s the right size, you want to make sure that it has all of the most modern features and technology, and you want to know that you’ll be happy with your decision for years to come. The criteria is largely similar for choosing a new sedan for your family; you’d like the peace of mind that comes with a sound decision, and both the models shown here -- the 2016 Chevy Cruze and 2016 Mazda 3 -- certainly live up to this billing.

That begs the question, which of these models better appeals to the larger number of Alabama drivers? The most important question to ask from the outset is, what would you like from your compact sedan? These two models take decidedly different approaches to their performance profile; the Cruze opts for a high-energy, small-displacement engine, which returns a quicker and agile performance profile. The Mazda 3, for its part, offers slightly larger displacement, and lacks the turbocharged kick at the gas pedal. So, while this certainly isn’t a bad thing for the Mazda 3 to offer, it might turn drivers toward the Cruze. And, when the driver gets there, they’ll enjoy a starting MSRP that is more than $1,000 beneath that of the competing Mazda 3.

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2016 Chevy Cruze Vs. 2016 Mazda3
$16,620 Starting MSRP $17,845
1.4L Turbo Standard Engine 2.0L four-cylinder
153 hp Performance 155 hp
40 mpg Est. Hwy Fuel Economy 41 mpg

Find your 2016 Chevy Cruze at Harbin Automotive today!

As you’ve undoubtedly read on our page before, the 2016 Chevy Cruze is much more than a retread of the previous generation’s offering. Instead, Chevy went back to the drawing board, emerging with a model that is a vital reimagining of all that the Cruze could be: lower, lighter and longer than in past editions, and restyled at every turn. The 2016 Chevy Cruze employs a standard 1.4L Turbo powertrain, which rewards drivers who demand potent performance and outstanding fuel efficiency in equal measure, with 153 hp and 40 highway mpg.

Once inside the 2016 Chevy Cruze, drivers are greeted with a much more intuitive interior cabin than in previous years, with a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot built into the dashboard, along with an updated Chevy MyLink interface for streaming music, accessing social media, pulling up navigation or using your telephone. Meanwhile, the cabin is draped in upscale upholstery materials throughout, and offers a greater degree of spaciousness than in previous years as well.

The 2016 Chevy Cruze is now available at Harbin Automotive, located a short drive from Chattanooga and Huntsville in Scottsboro, AL. To learn more or to schedule your test drive, visit our dealership today!

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