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2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Ford Focus

Red 2018 Mazda3, VS Icon, and Grey 2018 Ford Focus

The Mazda3 is a stylish, spacious, and advanced compact car. It's extensive menu of standard and available features, updated styling options, and it's approachable price point make it a strong contender in the compact car segment. The sales team here at Bert Ogden Edinburg Mazda wants you to be fully informed when in the car buying process, so we put together this comparison of the 2018 Mazda3 vs the 2018 Ford Focus. Both models have a lot to offer, so let's see how they stack up.

The 2018 Mazda3 offers a surprising amount of power for a compact car, while still maintaining a high level of fuel economy. The standard engine for this model is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder SKYACTIV®-G engine, which produces150 lb-ft of torque and an EPA-estimated fuel economy 28 city/37 highway mpg. 

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2018 Mazda3 VS 2018 Focus
28 mpg city/37 mpg highway EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy 25 mpg city/34 mpg highway
150 lb-ft of torque Standard Engine Torque Output 146 lb-ft of torque
96.3 cubic feet Available Passenger Space 90.7 cubic feet
Available Smart City Brake Support Not available across lineup

How do they stack up?

If you look at the chart above, you can see in black and white how these models compare in these specific areas. When it comes to fuel economy, the Mazda3 has the Focus beat, even with its larger cabin and slightly higher engine output. Its features list is also industry-leading with a 7-inch infotainment screen, the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system, Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity, and so much more.

Another point worth mentioning is the 2018 Mazda3's Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ honor. With its standard Smart City Brake Support, the Mazda3 is able to detect obstructions and possible collisions at low speeds, and autonomous driving technology can stop the Mazda3 in the event of a disaster. There are even more available intelligent safety features across the Mazda3 lineup.

If you think the Mazda3 is worth a look, stop in for a test drive at Bert Ogden Edinburg Mazda!