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World Cup of Cars: Chile vs. Australia

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Chile vs. AustraliaChile and Australia will be getting underway here in just a little bit, and it stands to be an exciting night cap for Friday’s World Cup proceedings. The matchup that pits two of the country’s best-selling cars against one another is…well…slightly less exciting in that it’s something of a given. In any case, here is the latest entry in our World Cup of Cars: Chile vs. Australia.

Chile vs. Australia – Chevrolet Sail (Chile)

Chile vs. Australia

In Chile, the Chevrolet Sail is marketed as “The First Order of Your New Life.” Its 1.4-liter engine generates about 102 horsepower, and its interior boasts innovative features such as map pockets, door pockets, and magazine rack pockets. This car has all the hot pockets, yo. While likely satisfactory for the needs of getting to Point A to Point B, the Sail is pretty unremarkable.

Chile v.s Australia – Mazda3 (Australia)

Chile vs. Australia

Unfortunately, the Sail’s Aussie competitor is anything but: the Mazda3. It’s no secret that we here at The News Wheel (like pretty much everyone everywhere) love the Mazda3, and it is easily one of the most attractive cars on the market for the money. What really makes the Mazda3 shine in Australia is the Mazda3 XD Astina, which uses SKYACTIV-D clean diesel technology to get the American equivalent of 47 miles per gallon. Oh, and did we mention that it’s so much fun? Because it is so much fun.

Look, we’re sorry, Chile. You’ll no doubt be comforted by the fact that you’re fielding probably your best squad ever, that you’ve taken three of the last four from Australia, and that you’re still riding high from breaking England’s 10-game unbeaten streak back in November (sorry, Cat). But the Chevy Sail can’t hold a candle to the Mazda3. You can check out Chile vs. Australia on ESPN2 at 6pm EST.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see our next entries in the World Cup of Cars!

Chile vs. Australia