Compare 2006 Ford Focus vs 2006 Mazda MAZDA3

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3-Door Coupe ZX3 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 3-Door Coupe ZX3 S 26 34 $12,710 $13,450
Focus 3-Door Coupe ZX3 SE 26 34 $13,725 $14,715
Focus 3-Door Coupe ZX3 SES 26 34 $14,417 $15,475
Focus 4-Door Sedan ZX4 S 26 34 $12,986 $13,750
Focus 4-Door Sedan ZX4 SE 26 34 $13,998 $15,015
Focus 4-Door Sedan ZX4 SES 26 34 $14,690 $15,775
Focus 4-Door Sedan ZX4 ST 22 31 $15,841 $17,040
Focus 4-Door Wgn ZXW SE 26 34 $15,564 $16,735
Focus 4-Door Wgn ZXW SES 26 34 $16,256 $17,495
Focus 5-Door HB ZX5 S 26 34 $13,630 $14,450
Focus 5-Door HB ZX5 SE 26 34 $14,641 $15,720
Focus 5-Door HB ZX5 SES 26 34 $15,337 $16,485
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4-Door Sedan i Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan i Automatic 26 34 $12,848 $13,710
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan i Manual 28 35 $12,848 $13,710
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan i Touring Automatic 26 34 $14,975 $15,990
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan i Touring Manual 28 35 $14,975 $15,990
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan s Automatic 25 31 $15,805 $16,880
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan s Grand Touring Automatic 25 31 $17,935 $19,165
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan s Grand Touring Manual 26 32 $17,935 $19,165
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan s Manual 26 32 $15,805 $16,880
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan s Touring Automatic 25 31 $16,489 $17,615
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan s Touring Manual 26 32 $16,489 $17,615
Mazda3 5-Door Wgn s Automatic 25 31 $16,262 $17,370
Mazda3 5-Door Wgn s Grand Touring Automatic 25 31 $17,935 $19,165
Mazda3 5-Door Wgn s Grand Touring Manual 26 32 $17,935 $19,165
Mazda3 5-Door Wgn s Manual 26 32 $16,262 $17,370
Mazda3 5-Door Wgn s Touring Automatic 25 31 $16,489 $17,615
Mazda3 5-Door Wgn s Touring Manual 26 32 $16,489 $17,615
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,710
$12,848
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,450
$13,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$224 / month
$229 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.0 94.3
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
49.3 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.2 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
168.5 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
102.9 103.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.6 11.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2621 2738
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 90
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
136 @ 6000 150 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4250 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.73 2.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.50
Trans Order Code
44Z AT1
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.82
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
SLA Control Blade E-type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut

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