|2014 Mazda3 Sport||2014 Ford Focus SE|
|$18,445||MSRP (Base Model)||$18,615|
|155 hp||Horsepower||160 hp|
|2.0-liter I-4||Engine||2.0-liter I-4|
|39 Highway MPG||Fuel Economy||36 Highway MPG|
2014 Mazda3 vs. 2014 Ford Focus
One of the most competitive car segments in the auto industry is the compact vehicle. This is for good reason, there are many great options in this popular segment and all of them have something to offer consumers. One of the main reasons why the compact class has become so popular with car shoppers is because of their ability to offer a vehicle that delivers incredible fuel efficiency, great driving dynamics, sporty performance and all of the latest in-car technologies.
Two vehicles that can deliver all of these great characteristics that shoppers look for when buying a new car are the 2014 Mazda3 and the 2014 Ford Focus. Both vehicles give you a compact vehicle that is stylish and comfortable as well as safe. This comparison of the 2014 Mazda3 vs. 2014 Ford Focus will show interested car shoppers some of the differences between the two vehicles so they can make the most informed decision when buying a new car.
Performance and Fuel Economy
One of the most important things that car shoppers in this class look for when buying a new car is its fuel economy rating. When we compare the fuel economy of the Mazda3 and the Ford Focus it is easy to see who the winner is. The 2014 Mazda3 gives drivers more up to 39 miles per gallon on the highway where as the Ford Focus can only offer a fuel economy rating of 36 mpg on the highway. When it comes to saving you money at the gas pump, the 2014 Mazda3 is best choice.
When customers shop for a new compact car they know they are buying a smaller car but they still want it to be as big as possible, especially on the inside. The interior volume of the 2014 Mazda3 and the 2014 Ford Focus are very close to each other but the Mazda3 has a little bit more space than the Focus. The passenger volume of the 2014 Mazda3 is 96.3 cubic-feet; the 2014 Ford Focus only offers 90.7 cubic-feet.