2017 Mazda3 hatchback vs 2017 Ford Focus hatchback

One concern about midsize sedans that was voiced by many consumers was lack of cargo space, and automakers have heard that concern and made strides toward increasing cargo volume by introducing hatchbacks into their various lineups. The hatchback design significantly increases cargo area, allowing drivers to bring the supplies they need with them to get where they’re going.

Car shoppers looking for an attractive hatchback with top crash test scores, quick acceleration and many desirable features and options will want to keep an eye on the 2017 Mazda3 5-door. But how does the 2017 Mazda3 hatch compare to competing hatchbacks? Read on for a detailed comparison between the 2017 Mazda3 hatch and one of its toughest competitors: the 2017 Ford Focus hatch.

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2017 Mazda3 5-Door Touring vs 2017 Ford Focus SE Hatch
Standard Forward Collision Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert Not available
Optional Navigational Aid Not available
42.2/35.8 inches Legroom (Front/Rear) 41.9/33.2 inches
Standard Automatic Climate Control Not available

The 2017 Ford Focus Hatch comes in three trim levels: SE, SEL and Titanium. All trims come standard with a 2.0-liter Ti-VCT inline 4-cylinder engine that generates 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. No other engine option is offered. Standard features for all trims include 60/40 split-folding rear bench seats, power windows and door locks, cruise control, and climate control. The hatch offers a somewhat small passenger volume of just 90.7 cubic feet, but it’s cargo volume of 23.8 cubic feet is slightly larger than the 2017 Mazda3 hatchback’s. Standard safety features for all trims include the Safety Canopy System®, Belt-Minder®, the Personal Safety System™, a rearview camera, the Tire Pressure Monitoring system and AdvanceTrac® with Electronic Stability Control.

The 2017 Mazda3 5-Door comes in four trim levels: Sport, Touring, Touring 2.5 and Grand Touring. The Sport and Touring trims come standard with a high-power 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine that generates 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque, but drivers looking for more power have another engine option available as well. The Touring 2.5 and Grand Touring trims both come standard with an impressive 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine that produces 184 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. All trim levels come standard with features such as cruise control, power windows and door locks, Push Button Start, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System, a 7-inch full-color touchscreen display, and 96.4 cubic feet of passenger volume. Standard safety features for all trim levels include a rearview camera, the Mazda Advanced Restraint System, whiplash-reducing front seat headrests, the Anti-Lock Brake System with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control, the Traction Control System, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System and the LATCH System. Looking for even more safety features? The 2017 Mazda3 hatchback has you covered. The hatchback has a variety of advanced safety features available such as High Beam Control, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, the Lane Departure Warning System, Lane-Keep Assist, the Adaptive Front-Lighting System, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Smart Brake Support, Smart City Brake Support and Mazda Radar Cruise Control.

Drivers interested in learning about the other features that separate the 2017 Mazda3 5-door from the rest of its competitive class are encouraged to give our team at Matt Castrucci Mazda a call. Ready to come see the impressive hatchback in person? Feel free to schedule an obligation-free test drive online!

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