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2013 Ford Focus

2013 Mazda MAZDA3

  2013 Ford Focus 2013 Mazda Mazda3
MSRP
$16,200
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$16,700
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Invoice $15,269 $16,229
MPG
City/Highway
23/38 18/40
Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
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Bottom Line Whether or not you consider the exciting new ST performance model, the 2013 Ford Focus lineup is evidence that small cars don't have to feel so appliance-like. Read Full Review The 2013 Mazda 3 drives with a lot more sophistication and verve than you might expect for a small car this affordable, practical, and fuel-efficient. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Excellent handling and steering
  • Composed, refined ride
  • Focus ST is a hoot
  • Extroverted styling
  • MyFord Touch is unrivaled in this class

Dislikes:

  • Instrument panel design robs space
  • Cluttered audio controls (base layout)
  • Moderate road noise
  • Somewhat pricier than other compacts

Likes:

  • Assertive handling
  • Great steering feel
  • Cockpit-like interior design
  • Disc brakes on all models
  • Refined powertrains

Dislikes:

  • Base and s still have mediocre gas mileage
  • Road noise
  • Moonroof cuts out headroom
  • Up-close look of materials and finishes
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