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Compare 2012 Ford Focus vs 2012 Mazda MAZDA3

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,635 $16,500
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,380 $17,500
Focus 4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
Focus 5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $21,568 $22,550
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,443 $17,555
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,749 $18,950
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,603 $23,070
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,134 $21,500
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,771 $15,200
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,648 $16,705
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,952 $18,100
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $20,854 $22,270
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,385 $20,700
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $22,141 $23,150
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,274 $20,150
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,071 $23,570
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,600 $22,000
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $18,462 $19,300
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,322 $22,770
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,852 $21,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,635
$21,568
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,500
$22,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$376 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s 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. With its new Skyactive powertrains, the 2012 Mazda3 is the eco-conscious choice that sure doesn't drive like one.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
43.7 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 94.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 11.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.98 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 34.2
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P205/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 2950
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.1 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 148 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 155 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 40
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.02
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.55
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.45
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.93 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
SLA Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 4.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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