2016 Mazda3 vs 2016 Ford Focus
2016 Mazda Mazda3 2016 Ford Focus
184 hp (2.5-L 4-cylinder) Top Horsepower 160 hp (2.0-L 4-cylinder)
6-speed manual Standard Transmission 5-speed manual
96 cubic feet Passenger Volume 91 cubic feet
29/41 mpg Mileage (city/highway) 26/36 mpg

2016 Mazda 3 vs 2016 Ford Focus

2016 Mazda3 on the road by the lake

Car shoppers in the market for a new, engaging vehicle with good interior space and driving options have many choices. With this 2016 Mazda 3 vs 2016 Ford Focus comparison, we will look at two top competitors to try and shed some sight on which might best fit the needs of today's drivers. Both of these vehicles are available in both sedan and hatchback body styles and a variety of trims. The 2016 Mazda 3 however offers both body styles in the base Sport trim, whereas base trim for the Focus hatcback is already the upper SE trim, meaning that a Mazda shopper has more cargo and space options.

When it comes top power and driving dynamics, the 2016 Mazda 3 also pulls ahead. The 2016 Ford Focus offers a choice of three engine options across its lineup, but none of them match the sheer power available with the Mazda 3's advanced 2.5-liter engine. With 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque, the Mazda 3 has much stronger acceleration and offers a more engaging drive experience than is possible with the Focus's 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. The 2016 Mazda 3 even delivers on significantly better gas mileage than its competitor no matter the engine selected.

Top features of the 2016 Mazda 3 

When it comes to the interior, the 2016 Mazda 3 vs 2016 Ford Focus comparison also begins to show a clear winner. The 2016 Mazda 3 is available with premium cloth seating, and auto dimming day-night mirrors even in the lowest trim and comes standard with full power accessories like electric rear windows. It also offers the best passenger space between these two vehicles. An extra 5 cubic feet of passenger volume may not seem like much, but it can make a huge difference when it comes to driver and passenger comfort, especially for taller adults sitting in the rearof the vehicle, who will have more than three extra inches to stretch out compared to the Ford Focus.

Other excellent features of the 2016 Mazda 3 include standard daytime running lights, combined digital and analogue gauges for easy and accurate driver information, a standard rearview camera, and features like automatic headlights and wipers standard above the base Sport trim. For more information on the great features and capability of the 2015 Mazda 3, contact Alexandria Motors online or by phone at 320-298-4352.

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