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2012 Ford Focus

2012 Mazda MAZDA3

  2012 Ford Focus 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv
MSRP
$16,500
$15,200
Invoice $15,635 $14,771
MPG
City/Highway
26/38 18/40
Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
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Bottom Line With the 2012 Focus, Ford shows that small cars don't have to feel so banal, with charismatic compacts that are more satisfying to drive, more luxurious, and better-equipped. Read Full Review With its new Skyactive powertrains, the 2012 Mazda3 is the eco-conscious choice that sure doesn't drive like one. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Awesome poise and handling
  • Good steering feel
  • Firm but supple ride
  • Coolness of MyFord Touch

Dislikes:

  • Seats don't fold neatly
  • Moderate road noise
  • Cluttered audio controls (base layout)

Likes:

  • Excellent handling and stability
  • Class-leading steering feel
  • Nicely configured interior
  • Disc brakes on all models
  • Very refined powertrains (SkyActiv)

Dislikes:

  • Optional moonroof limits headroom
  • Base and s still have mediocre gas mileage
  • Road noise
  • Bluetooth reserved for top trims
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