Compare 2010 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2010 Ford Focus

2010 Mazda MAZDA3
2010 Ford Focus
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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 $14,387 $15,345
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,236 $16,255
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,028 $17,105
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,793 $17,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,586 $18,775
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 21 29 $17,975 $19,185
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 21 29 $18,441 $19,685
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $18,721 $19,985
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,187 $20,485
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,268 $21,645
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,734 $22,145
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,014 $22,445
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,480 $22,945
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $15,387 $16,290
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $16,025 $17,170
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $16,025 $17,170
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
4-Door Sedan SEL 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,387
$15,387
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,345
$16,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$256 / month
$272 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Mazda3 engages drivers like few other compact cars, though a little more room and less noise couldn't hurt. If you've got around $15,000 to spend, the 2010 Ford Focus is a great choice, especially if you are prioritizing safety or comfort.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 50.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 53.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 93.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 102.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 58.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 175.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 13.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
35.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
17.1 34.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2868 2672
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4500 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 140 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 28
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.72
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Ford Focus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8

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