Compare 2016 Ford Focus vs 2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Mazda MAZDA3

2016 Ford Focus
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2016 Honda Civic
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2016 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $16,622 $17,225
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,681 $18,515
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $18,159 $19,015
4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 38 $22,180 $23,225
5-Door HB Titanium 26 38 $22,657 $23,725
5-Door HB ST 22 31 $23,326 $24,425
5-Door HB RS 19 25 $34,285 $35,900
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4-Door Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual LX 27 40 $17,331 $18,640
2-Door Manual LX 26 38 $17,711 $19,050
4-Door CVT LX 31 41 $18,072 $19,440
2-Door CVT LX 30 41 $18,452 $19,850
4-Door CVT w/Honda Sensing LX 31 41 $18,998 $20,440
2-Door CVT LX-P 30 41 $19,377 $20,850
4-Door CVT EX 31 41 $19,553 $21,040
4-Door CVT w/Honda Sensing EX 31 41 $20,479 $22,040
4-Door CVT EX-T 31 42 $20,627 $22,200
2-Door CVT EX-T 31 41 $20,720 $22,300
4-Door CVT w/Honda Sensing EX-T 31 42 $21,553 $23,200
2-Door CVT EX-L 31 41 $21,761 $23,425
4-Door CVT w/Honda Sensing EX-L 31 42 $22,942 $24,700
4-Door CVT w/Navi EX-L 31 42 $22,942 $24,700
2-Door CVT Touring 31 41 $24,261 $26,125
4-Door CVT Touring 31 42 $24,608 $26,500
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4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 29 41 $17,081 $17,845
5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $17,748 $18,545
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,083 $18,895
5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $18,753 $19,595
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $19,183 $20,045
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,851 $20,745
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $20,185 $21,095
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,856 $21,795
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,571 $22,545
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 30 41 $22,576 $23,595
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 25 37 $23,673 $24,745
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,723 $24,795
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 26 35 $24,343 $25,445
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,389 $25,495
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,678 $25,795
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,345 $26,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,622
$17,331
$17,081
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,225
$18,640
$17,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$311 / month
$297 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
From efficiency-minded models to the high-performance ST, the 2016 Ford Focus remains one of the best-driving small cars on the market. The 2016 Honda Civic drops almost all the economy-car pretense; in Touring trim, it could easily wear a premium label. The 2016 Mazda 3 is one of the best-driving and best-looking small cars, with a more premium feel than its (now even lower) price might suggest.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 27 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 40 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 57 57.2
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.1 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 55 54.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.3 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 97.8 96.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.7 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 37.4 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.3 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 47.3 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 182.3 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 55.7 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.5 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.8 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.9 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 15.1 12.4
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9 10.2 10.4
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 11.1 11
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 12.4 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 35.7 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/55HR16 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/55HR16 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2935 2742 2869
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 7 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 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 138 @ 4200 150 @ 4000
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 158 @ 6500 155 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 40 41
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.67 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.08 1.95
Trans Order Code
44Z NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.02 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.64 3.36
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 4.11 3.85
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.36 1.30
Trans Type
5 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.83 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Honda Civic Sedan Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 5.7 5.4
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
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