2017 Ford Focus vs 2017 Mazda3

When compact cars first hit the scene, they raised a lot of eyebrows. People wondered how such small vehicles could be safe enough, powerful enough and spacious enough for everyday life. But thanks to models like the Ford Focus, the compact car class is now one of the most popular segments in the automotive industry.

That’s because models like the 2017 Ford Focus have completely revolutionized what it means to be a compact car. With its powerful and efficient engine options, impressive cargo capacity and comprehensive suite of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features, the 2017 Focus has become the cream of the compact car crop. To see what we mean, we decided to put the new Focus up against the 2017 Mazda3 in a head-to-head comparison. So let’s take a closer look at both to see which compact car is right for you.

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2017 Ford Focus VS 2017 Mazda3
160 HP Horsepower 155 HP
146 lb-ft. Torque 150 lb-ft.
13.2 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 12.4 cu. ft.
26/36 MPG City/Highway Fuel Efficiency 27/37 MPG

Advantages of the 2017 Ford Focus

As you can see from the table, the 2017 Ford Focus and 2017 Mazda3 are pretty evenly matched. The new Mazda3 can get one more mile per gallon both in the city and on the highway, but that one extra mile per gallon doesn’t equate to much in terms of savings on gas. The two models are also pretty evenly matched in terms of power, with the 2017 Mazda3 providing slightly more torque while the 2017 Focus offers five more horsepower.

Where the new Ford Focus pulls ahead of its competition is in terms of cargo capacity. The new Focus provides you with 13.2 cubic feet of cargo space while the new Mazda3 can only offer 12.4 cubic feet for everything you’re bringing along for the ride.

It’s a close call, but thanks to its superior cargo capacity, the 2017 Ford Focus comes out on top. If you’d like to know more about everything the 2017 Focus brings to the table, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable Akins Ford staff near Atlanta, Georgia.

2017 Ford Focus front interior driver dash and display audio
2017 Ford Focus front interior passenger space
2017 Ford Focus front side exterior
2017 Ford Focus side exterior

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