Compare 2011 Ford Focus vs 2011 Mazda MAZDA3

2011 Ford Focus
2011 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 25 35 $15,724 $16,640
4-Door Sedan SE 25 35 $16,131 $17,270
4-Door Sedan SES 25 35 $17,587 $18,870
4-Door Sedan SEL 25 34 $18,315 $19,670
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,801 $15,800
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,648 $16,705
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,443 $17,555
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,952 $18,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,749 $18,950
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,303 $19,545
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,771 $20,045
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,052 $20,345
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,521 $20,845
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,079 $22,510
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,546 $23,010
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,827 $23,310
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,294 $23,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,724
$14,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,640
$15,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$277 / month
$263 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Mazda3 provides more driving enjoyment than most other small-car models, along with a stylish, racy look; but with a tight, noisy cabin, it’s not without compromise.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 94.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.4 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
175.0 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.6 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.9 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
29.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 11.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.94
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/60TR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60TR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2672 2859
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 100
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4250 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
99N NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.84
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.56 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
SLA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 5.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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