Compare 2015 Ford Focus vs 2015 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2015 Subaru WRX

2015 Ford Focus
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2015 Mazda MAZDA3
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2015 Subaru WRX
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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
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4-Door Sedan CVT Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
WRX 4-Door Sedan CVT Limited 19 25 $29,332 $31,195
WRX 4-Door Sedan CVT Premium 19 25 $27,948 $29,695
WRX 4-Door Sedan Manual Limited 21 28 $28,232 $29,995
WRX 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium 21 28 $26,848 $28,495
WRX STI 4-Door Sedan 17 23 $32,635 $34,495
WRX STI 4-Door Sedan Launch Edition 17 23 $35,332 $37,395
WRX STI 4-Door Sedan Limited 17 23 $36,355 $38,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,183
$22,766
$29,332
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,170
$23,795
$31,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$397 / month
$520 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
8.2
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. The 2015 Subaru WRX is no quicker than before, but beautifully balanced handling and spot-on steering are better than ever.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 30 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 41 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 96.3 93.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 55.5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 35.8 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.6 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 53.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 57.2 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.5 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.4 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.2 43.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.4 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3 104.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.7 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 61.2 60.2
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 180.3 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.3 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.1 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 12.4 12
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9 10.4 11.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11 12.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA NA
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 34.8 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/60HR16 P235/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/60HR16 P235/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2935 2848 3450
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5 17 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 150 @ 4000 258 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 155 @ 6000 268 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 34 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 41 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 30 19
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.55 3.50 - 1.03
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.07 3.59 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.45 -
Trans Type
5 6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.71 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.89 2.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.02 -
Trans Order Code
44Z NA CVT
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.60 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.86
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Mazda Mazda3 Subaru WRX
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 5.2 8.4
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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