Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda3 than the Ford Focus. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda Mazda3 and the Ford Focus in the front seats.
The Mazda Mazda3 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Focus, making it more convenient to drive.
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). The Mazda Mazda3 is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Focus. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda Mazda3 and the Ford Focus have similar Destination Charges.
The Mazda Mazda3 is a little narrower than the Ford Focus, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mazda Mazda3, which is slightly longer than the Ford Focus.
With similar torque, the Mazda Mazda3 and the Ford Focus do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.
The Mazda Mazda3 has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Focus, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
The Mazda Mazda3 has less horsepower than the Ford Focus, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda3 and the Ford Focus. The Mazda Mazda3 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Ford Focus.
The Mazda Mazda3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Focus.
Compare the 2014 Mazda Mazda3 and the 2014 Ford Focus.
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MSRP*: $18,945 - $26,495
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MSRP*: $19,115 - $24,115
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 2.30%||--|
|City MPG:||27 - 29||26 - 27|
|Highway MPG:||37 - 40||36 - 37|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$18,121 - $25,335||$17,824 - $22,486|
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