Compare Smart Fortwo vs. Mazda Mazda3 vs. Ford Focus

Compare the Smart Fortwo against the Mazda Mazda3 and Ford Focus. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Fortwo, Mazda3 and Focus stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Fortwo, Mazda3 and Focus. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2013 Smart Fortwo 2013 Mazda Mazda3 2013 Ford Focus
2013 Smart Fortwo 2013 Mazda Mazda3 2013 Ford Focus
2dr Cpe Pure
  • 2dr Cpe Pure
  • 2dr Cpe Passion
  • 2dr Cabriolet Passion
4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man Mazdaspeed3 Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man s Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB ST
  • 5dr HB Titanium


MSRP $12,490 $16,700 $16,200
Invoice $11,616 $16,229 $15,269
Avg. Paid N/A $14,255 $13,252

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.2 8.3 8.1
Critics' Rating 5.6 9.0 9.3
Performance 5.3 8.8 8.4
Interior 7.4 7.5 7.5
Safety 9.3 9.2 9.0
Reliability 3.0 3.0 2.5
Cost to Own N/A 9.2 9.2

Pros & Cons

  • Very maneuverable in the city
  • Spacious seating for two
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Athletic handling
  • Composed ride
  • Great fuel economy with Skyactiv engine
  • Athletic handling
  • Attractive cabin materials
  • Good fuel economy
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Jerky transmission
  • Minimal cargo space
  • No standard air conditioning or radio
  • Less cargo space than rivals
  • Large turning radius
  • Complicated infotainment system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I3 1.0/61 Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 34 City / 38 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy



Body Style Coupe Sedan Sedan


Wheelbase(in) 73.500 103.9 104.3
Length, Overall (in) 106.100 180.9 178.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 61.400 69.1 71.8
Height, Overall (in) 60.700 57.9 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1808 2866 2907

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Optional
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Manual Steering Standard
Power Steering Optional Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 2 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 45.400 94.1 90.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.700 38.9 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.200 42.0 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 48.000 54.9 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) 45.400 53.7 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 38
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 33.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 53.7
Second Hip Room (in) 52.2 52.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 7.800 11.8 13.2


AM/FM Stereo Optional Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Optional Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
A/C Optional Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
3 Cylinder Engine Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I3 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.0/61 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 70 @ 5800 148 @ 6500 160 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 68 @ 4500 135 @ 4500 146 @ 4450
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual Manual
Turning diameter 28.700 34.2 36


Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Optional
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 34 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 33 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.700 14.5 12.4


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs


Automatic Standard Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.