2013 Mazda3 VS. 2013 Ford Focus
2013 Mazda3  2013 Ford Focus
$16,700 MSRP(Base Model) $16,200
24/33* MPG 26/36*
2.0-liter Inline-4 Engine 2.0-liter Inline-4
148 Horsepower 160

2013 Mazda3 VS. 2013 Ford Focus

 2013 Mazda3 VS. 2013 Ford Focus

The compact car segment is one of the most competitive in the auto industry. It’s hard to choose which car is the best for you if you don’t know that much about the competition. We have put this comparison together to show you why the winner of the 2013 Mazda3 vs. 2013 Ford Focus is the 2013 Mazda3. The compact car segment has come a long way over the years and many of the new cars in this class offer tons of features, sporty designs, great interiors and excellent fuel economy.

Most of the models in the compact car segment are extremely close in all of the important categories but sometimes manufacturers like to leave out the most important thing. How does it drive? The 2013 Mazda3 is the most fun car to be behind the wheel of and offers the driver an incredibly great experience. The 2013 Mazda3 is a true driver’s vehicle and brings excitement back to the compact car segment. Mazda’s attention to details is what makes it a clear winner for driving enthusiasts.

Performance of the 2013 Mazda3 VS. 2013 Ford Focus

When you compare the 2013 Mazda3 vs. 2013 Ford Focus they may look very close on paper but Mazda’s SkyActiv® technology puts the Mazda3 miles ahead of the Ford Focus. When you chose the 2013 Mazda3 Sport trim with the SkyActiv®-G engine you get a huge jump in fuel economy compared to the upper trim levels of the Ford Focus which stay the same. The 2013 Mazda3 Sport gets an incredible fuel economy rating of 28 mpg city/40 mpg highway and when you move up trim levels in the 2013 Ford Focus the fuel economy stays the same at 26 mpg city/36 highway. So when you put the fuel economy ratings of the 2013 Mazda3 vs. 2013 Ford Focus in all trim levels against each other the winner is the 2013 Mazda3.

When it comes to the driving dynamics of the 2013 Mazda3 vs. 2013 Ford Focus the winner is even clearer. The 2013 Mazda3 with a SkyActiv®-G engine works more precisely and responsively than what is offered in the 2013 Ford Focus. The fun-to-drive experience and fuel efficiency rating of the 2013 Mazda3 puts it ahead of the 2013 Ford Focus. If you love to drive and want the best-driving car that also offers the best fuel efficiency than the 2013 Mazda3 with the SkyActiv-G engine is the best choice.

*These estimates reflect new EPA methods beginning with 2008 models. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition. Mileage estimates may be derived from previous year model.

 2013 Mazda3 VS. 2013 Ford Focus