While it is true that SUVs have been popular with consumers in recent years, the fact remains that many Canadian consumers are more likely to be interested in compact hatchbacks than in large SUVs.
Many buyers still want to enjoy the feeling of driving an agile, sporty vehicle that offers impressive handling and a dynamic engine while still getting plenty of cargo space.
It’s for these buyers that Chevrolet developed its new Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback 2019, a car that faces some pretty stiff competition in the form of the Honda Civic Hatchback, the Toyota Corolla Hatchback and the subject of this comparison, the Mazda3 Sport.
Both the Cruze Hatchback and the Mazda3 Sport offer a useful and versatile cargo area, powerful engines and a style that stands out. There are, however, a few things that tip the scales towards the Cruze Hatchback. Let’s take a closer look.
More space in the Cruze Hatchback 2019
First, you have to look at the cargo space. If we buy a compact hatchback car, it's because we are looking for cargo space. At this level, the Cruze hatchback does not disappoint with 699 liters of space in the trunk with all seats in place. That's more than the majority of Cruze Hatchback rivals including the Mazda3 Sport.
The latter offers less than 600 liters, a big difference when we want to carry our hockey equipment, golf bags or luggage for a camping trip. You will have no problem in the Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback while the Mazda3 Sport may require you to make some concessions.
Under the hood, the Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback also has an advantage in the form of a turbocharged engine. The Mazda3 Sport offers only SKYACTIV options without turbo. If horsepower is higher in the Mazda3 Sport, the turbo engine’s torque available in the Cruze Hatchback more than makes up for it.
Set at 177 lb-ft of torque, it is delivered at very low RPM. Those who know a little bit about engines know that torque is the most important element when it comes to driving in the city or when we want to get on the highway. The higher our torque and the lower the speed, the better performance we get.
Come in today to learn more about the new 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback.