Compare 2017 Ford Focus vs 2017 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2017 Subaru WRX

2017 Ford Focus
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2017 Mazda MAZDA3
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2017 Subaru WRX
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Select style
Electric Hatch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus Electric Hatch N/A N/A $27,810 $29,120
Focus RS Hatch 19 25 $34,495 $36,120
Focus S Sedan 25 34 $16,188 $16,775
Focus SE Hatch 26 38 $18,876 $19,765
Focus SE Sedan 30 40 $17,357 $18,175
Focus SEL Hatch 26 36 $20,700 $21,675
Focus SEL Sedan 26 36 $20,222 $21,175
Focus ST Hatch 22 30 $23,660 $24,775
Focus Titanium Hatch 26 36 $22,992 $24,075
Focus Titanium Sedan 26 36 $22,514 $23,575
Select style
Grand Touring Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Grand Touring Automatic 27 36 $23,149 $24,195
Mazda3 4-Door Grand Touring Manual 25 34 $22,144 $23,145
Mazda3 4-Door Sport Automatic 28 37 $18,084 $18,895
Mazda3 4-Door Sport Manual 27 37 $17,080 $17,845
Mazda3 4-Door Touring Automatic 28 37 $20,568 $21,495
Mazda3 4-Door Touring Manual 27 37 $19,564 $20,445
Mazda3 5-Door Touring 2.5 Automatic 26 35 $22,431 $23,445
Mazda3 5-Door Touring 2.5 Manual 25 33 $21,429 $22,395
Select style
Limited CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
WRX Limited CVT 18 24 $30,255 $32,195
WRX Limited Manual 20 27 $29,154 $30,995
WRX Manual 20 27 $25,186 $26,695
WRX Premium CVT 18 24 $28,410 $30,195
WRX Premium Manual 20 27 $27,309 $28,995
WRX STI Limited Manual w/Lip Spoiler 17 23 $37,750 $39,995
WRX STI Limited Manual w/Wing Spoiler 17 23 $37,750 $39,995
WRX STI Manual 17 23 $33,286 $35,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,810
$23,149
$30,255
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,120
$24,195
$32,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$403 / month
$537 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
7.3
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Ford Focus has great road manners and scorching high-performance editions, but it's compromised by a small back seat. The 2017 Mazda 3 is near the top of our favorite compact cars on sale today. Its good performance, good fuel economy, and good value make for a very good car. The 2017 Subaru WRX and WRX STI are astonishing all-wheel-drive performers for the price, with good space and all season capability, but their looks and interiors aren't up to the driving engagement.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 27 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 36 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.4 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.2 43.3
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 96.3 93.1
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 53.5 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 57.2 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.5 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 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)
60.5 61.2 60.2
Length, Overall (in)
172.9 180.3 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 57.3 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.1 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.5 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.4 12
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.6 12.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 10.4 11.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 34.8 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P215/45WR18 P245/40WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P215/45WR18 P245/40WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 3100 3340
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7 18 X 8.5
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 185 @ 3250 258 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 184 @ 5700 268 @ 5600
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Displacement
- 2.5 L/152 2.0 L/122
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
100 - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
118 - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
107 - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
96 - -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 27 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 30 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 36 24
Transmission
Trans Order Code
44H NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.82 3.39 3.90
Trans Type
1 6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.60 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.55 3.50 - 1.03
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.45 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.71 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.89 2.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.02 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.72
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Mazda Mazda3 4-Door Subaru WRX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 13.2 15.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 5.8 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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