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2018 Ford Focus vs 2018 Mazda3

Green 2018 Ford Focus on Desert Highway vs Red 2018 Mazda3 on a City Street

Compact sedans and hatchbacks represent an affordable and fun-to-drive segment of the automotive world that caters to budget-minded, first-time car buyers and drivers who crave performance. If you are looking for the perfect combination of affordable, efficient and athletic, look no further than the 2018 Ford Focus. Learn more about what sets the Ford Focus apart from competitors in this 2018 Ford Focus vs 2018 Mazda3 comparison.

Drivers who choose the 2018 Ford Focus at Marshal Mize Ford will have a choice of six trim levels – S, SE, SEL, Titanium, ST and RS – that are available in sedan or hatchback variants. With room for five passengers in a cabin that possesses 90 cubic feet of passenger space, the Ford Focus provides a comfortable, family-friendly commute day in and day out. Highlight features of the Ford Focus spec sheet include Ford MyKey® safety systems, an available 8-inch Ford SYNC® 3 infotainment system with access Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 10-speaker SONY sound system and track-tuned trim levels – the Focus ST and Focus RS.

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2018 Ford Focus VS 2018 Mazda3
$17,950 Base Price $18,095
160-Horsepower 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 155-Horsepower 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder
13.2 - 23.3 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 12.4 - 20.2 Cubic Feet
4 Available Engine Options 2

What Are the Differences Between the Ford Focus and Mazda3?

Affordability is a key asset in the compact car segment that stands out in this 2018 Ford Focus vs 2018 Mazda3 comparison at Marshal Mize Ford. With a price that starts at $17,950 and a wealth of standard features that include a 4.2-inch Ford SYNC® display, Bluetooth capabilities, a rearview camera, Ford MyKey® technology, keyless entry, power accessories and 60/40 split-folding rear seats, the Ford Focus promises incredible value. Entry-level Mazda3 editions possess a starting price of $18,095.

Drivers faced with this compact car conundrum may want to know – what are the differences between the Ford Focus and Mazda3? We have the answers. A Key difference is the wealth of engine options that are available to individuals who choose the Ford Focus. While the Mazda3 is known for athleticism, it does not possess the elite level of power and track-ready performance that are staples of the Focus ST and Focus RS. In addition to an arsenal of engine options, the Ford Focus provides more cargo space with 13.2 cubic feet for sedan models and 23.3 cubic feet for the hatchback. Mazda3 sedans possess 12.4 cubic feet of trunk space that expands to 20.2 cubic feet when drivers opt for the hatchback.

  • 160-Horsepower 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder – 5-Speed Manual/6-Speed Automatic – 25 MPG City/34 MPG Hwy
  • 123-Horsepower 1.0-Liter EcoBoost® 3-Cylinder – 6-Speed Manual/6-Speed Automatic – 30 MPG City/40 MPG Hwy (Manual)
  • 252-Horsepower 2.0-Liter EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder (Focus ST Only) – 6-Speed Manual – 22 MPG City/30 MPG Hwy
  • 350-Horsepower 2.3-Liter EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder (Focus RS Only) - 6-Speed Manual – 19 MPG City/26 MPG Hwy with All-Wheel Drive

Visit Marshal Mize Ford today to find the 2018 Ford Focus compact that best fits your lifestyle in Chattanooga!


Gray 2018 Ford Focus Sedan on City Street
Black 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback Parked on City Street Next to Colorful Mural
2018 Ford Focus Steering Wheel and Ford SYNC 3 Touchscreen Display
2018 Ford Focus Front Seat Interior