Compare Mazda Mazda3 vs. Ford Focus

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2014 Mazda Mazda3 2014 Ford Focus
2014 Mazda Mazda3 2014 Ford Focus
4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 5dr HB Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Sport
  • 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
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s 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 Titanium
  • 5dr HB ST


MSRP $17,995 $16,810  
Invoice $17,495 $15,843
Avg. Paid $14,220 $12,603

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.6 8.1  
Critics' Rating 9.6 9.0
Performance 9.3 8.4
Interior 7.6 7.7
Cost to Own 9.2 9.3
Safety 9.7 9.0
Reliability 3.0 2.5

Pros & Cons

  • Sporty handling
  • Great fuel economy
  • Upscale cabin
  • Easy-to-use tech features
  • Stylish, high-end cabin
  • Exceptionally sporty handling
  • Limited trunk space
  • Confusing available infotainment system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
MPG 30 City / 41 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy



Body Style Sedan Sedan  


Wheelbase(in) 106.3 104.3  
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 178.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 71.8
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional  


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2848 2935  

Tires & Wheels

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


Convenience & Comfort

Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard  
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers 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 Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 96.3 90.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 38
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 33.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 53.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5 52.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.4 13.2


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard  

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional  
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional


Cloth Seats Optional Optional  
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Optional



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


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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 155 @ 6000 160 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 150 @ 4000 146 @ 4450
Transmission Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 34.8 36


Flexible Fuel Capability Standard  
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 26 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 41 36 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 12.4


Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Short And Long Arm


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