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2014 Ford Focus ST vs. 2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 than the Ford Focus ST, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, the Ford Focus ST may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Focus ST as you will with the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Ford Focus ST or the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Focus ST and the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Focus ST is much wider than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Ford Focus ST is slightly shorter than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Ford Focus ST doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda MAZDASPEED3.

Handling
The Ford Focus ST has a larger turning radius than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Ford Focus ST has less horsepower than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Focus ST and the Mazda MAZDASPEED3. The Ford Focus ST has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3.

Warranty
The Ford Focus ST comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda MAZDASPEED3.

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2014 Ford
Focus ST

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MSRP*: $24,115
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2013 Mazda
MAZDASPEED3

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MSRP*: $24,200
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Low APR Loan: -- --
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City MPG: 23 18
Highway MPG: 32 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $22,486 $23,143

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