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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 61.2
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 12.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2935 2848
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear 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
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 155 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 41
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
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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