2018 Mazda3 Hatchback vs 2018 Chevy Cruze Hatchback

2018 Mazda3 Hatchback vs 2018 Chevy Cruze Hatchback

We've previously discussed the specs and features of the 2018 Mazda3. However, it's often easy to neglect the fact that the 2018 Mazda3 isn't only a sedan but is also available as a hatchback model. This most often happens because the sedan build is the standard and more affordable, making it the most common to use as an example.

Therefore, we're instead going to look at the 2018 Mazda3 hatchback today. For a comparison, it's important to find another hatchback on the market, evolved itself from a sedan counterpart. For that, we've chosen the Chevy Cruze and its hatchback build. Which is the superior hatchback? Is it the 2018 Mazda3 or the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze?

2018 Mazda3 Hatchback


2018 Chevy Cruze Hatchback

2L Inline 4 Baseline Engine 1.4L Inline 4
31 MPG Combined Fuel Economy 31 MPG
47.1 ft3 Maximum Cargo Capacity 47.2 ft3
$19,345 Starting MSRP $21,240

2018 Mazda3 Rochester, NY

The 2018 Chevy Cruze hatchback does have a very slight advantage in terms of specs over the 2018 Mazda 3 hatchback. However, it does so at an incredibly increased price over its sedan build. A 2018 Chevy Cruze sedan starts at $16,975, but the hatchback variation of the 2018 Cruze bumps that up by almost $5,000 to a starting MSRP of $21,240. Therefore, that makes the 2018 Mazda3 hatchback the easy winner, holding nearly the exact same specs, but at a much lower price. Furthermore, you'll find these exclusive Mazda features included with the 2018 Mazda3 hatch:

  • SKYACTIV®-G Vectoring Control
  • Dual-Stitched Leather Upholstery
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Traditional KODO Design Language
  • i-ACTIVESENSE® Safety Innovations Suite
  • MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System
  • Push Button Start
  • Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry
  • SKYACTIV® Body and SKYACTIV® Chassis Engineering
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone and Audio Streaming
  • And more!

Want to test drive the 2018 Mazda3 hatchback or perhaps the 2018 Mazda3 sedan instead? You can tour and view both here at the Marketplace Mazda dealership. Those interested can schedule an appointment online, over the phone, or in person. Please contact us to learn more and to start your journey by meeting the 2018 Mazda3!