Compare 2016 Ford Focus vs 2016 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2016 Subaru WRX

2016 Ford Focus
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2016 Mazda MAZDA3
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2016 Subaru WRX
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $16,622 $17,225
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,681 $18,515
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 38 $22,180 $23,225
Focus 5-Door HB RS 19 25 $34,285 $35,900
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $18,159 $19,015
Focus 5-Door HB ST 22 31 $23,326 $24,425
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 26 38 $22,657 $23,725
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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 $22,576 $23,595
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,083 $18,895
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $20,185 $21,095
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,678 $25,795
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,723 $24,795
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,571 $22,545
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 29 41 $17,081 $17,845
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $19,183 $20,045
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 25 37 $23,673 $24,745
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $18,753 $19,595
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,856 $21,795
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,345 $26,495
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,389 $25,495
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $17,748 $18,545
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,851 $20,745
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 26 35 $24,343 $25,445
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4-Door Sedan CVT Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
WRX 4-Door Sedan CVT Limited 18 24 $29,701 $31,595
WRX 4-Door Sedan CVT Premium 18 24 $28,317 $30,095
WRX 4-Door Sedan Manual Limited 20 27 $28,601 $30,395
WRX 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium 20 27 $27,217 $28,895
WRX STI 4-Door Sedan 17 23 $32,820 $34,695
WRX STI 4-Door Sedan Limited w/Lip Spoiler 17 23 $37,750 $39,995
WRX STI 4-Door Sedan Limited w/Wing Spoiler 17 23 $37,750 $39,995
WRX STI 4-Door Sedan Series.HyperBlue 17 23 $36,820 $38,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,622
$22,576
$29,701
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,225
$23,595
$31,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$393 / month
$527 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
8.0
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 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. The 2016 Subaru WRX and WRX STI lineup offers an all-wheel-drive rocket for just about any budget, and the latest updates help make these performance machines even more livable day to day.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 30 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 41 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 53.5 53.1
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 96.3 93.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 55.5 52.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 35.8 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.6 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.1 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 12.4 12
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 10.4 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
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/60HR16 P245/40WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/60HR16 P245/40WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2935 2930 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5 18 X 8.5
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 18 X 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100 -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 30 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 34 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 41 24
Transmission
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 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.55 3.50 - 1.03
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.86
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Mazda Mazda3 Subaru WRX
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 5.2 8.4 (Est)
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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