Compare 2015 Ford Focus vs 2015 Mazda MAZDA3

2015 Ford Focus
2015 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $16,183 $17,170
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,215 $18,460
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 38 $21,607 $23,170
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,681 $18,960
Focus 5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,726 $24,370
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 26 38 $22,073 $23,670
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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 30 41 $22,766 $23,795
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 30 41 $17,495 $17,995
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,657 $19,495
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $19,756 $20,645
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,963 $26,095
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,816 $24,895
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,761 $22,745
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 29 41 $16,474 $16,945
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 29 41 $17,655 $18,445
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $18,753 $19,595
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 25 37 $23,961 $25,045
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 25 37 $22,814 $23,845
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $19,136 $19,995
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,234 $21,145
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,443 $26,595
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,296 $25,395
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $18,131 $18,945
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,231 $20,095
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 26 35 $24,438 $25,545
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Touring 26 35 $23,290 $24,345

Pricing

Invoice Price

$16,183
$22,766

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$17,170
$23,795

Monthly Payment Estimate

$286 / month
$397 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.6
8.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2015 Ford Focus lineup gets a clean new look for 2015, as well as a high-mileage three-cylinder engine option and revamped cabin comforts. From efficiency-minded models to the high-performance ST, it remains one of the best-driving small cars on the market. The 2015 Mazda 3 is one of the best-driving small cars, with efficient engines and smooth transmissions that help give it a more premium feel than its price would suggest.

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Fuel Economy

City

26 mpg 30 mpg

Highway

36 mpg 41 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

90.7 96.3

Front Hip Room (in)

53.9 55.5

Second Leg Room (in)

33.2 35.8

Front Head Room (in)

38.3 37.6

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

52.7 53.5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.6 57.2

Second Head Room (in)

38 37.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.7 54.4

Front Leg Room (in)

41.9 42.2

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

60.4 61.4

Wheelbase (in)

104.3 106.3

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.8 70.7

Track Width, Front (in)

61.2 61.2

Length, Overall (in)

178.5 180.3

Height, Overall (in)

57.7 57.3

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 6.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.2 12.4

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

9 10.4

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

9 NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.9 11

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes NA

Brake Type

Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

- Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

12.4 13.2

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36 34.8

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P195/65HR15 P205/60HR16

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P195/65HR15 P205/60HR16

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2935 2848

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

590 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 100

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

146 @ 4450 150 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

992-1 NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

160 @ 6500 155 @ 6000

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

30 34

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

36 41

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

26 30

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.42 3.55

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.07 3.59

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 0.71

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.42 3.89

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.14 2.02

Trans Order Code

44Z NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.03 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.60

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Focus Mazda Mazda3

Body Style

Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Short And Long Arm Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Short And Long Arm Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

5.9 5.2

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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