2015 Mazda 3 vs 2015 Ford Focus
2015 Mazda 3 2015 Ford Focus
$18,945 MSRP $17,170
30 City/40 Hwy Fuel Economy 26 City/36 Hwy
116.8 cu-ft. Interior Volume 114.5 cu-ft.
155 Horsepower 160

2015 Mazda 3 vs 2015 Ford Focus

2015 Mazda 3 vs 2015 Ford Focus

Comparing the 2015 Mazda3 vs the 2015 Ford Focus sheds some light on both of these vehicles that offer the option for a sedan or hatchback. They are similar vehicles in many ways and even offer a comparable performance, but with more interior volume and better overall fuel efficiency, the Mazda3 has a little more going for it. It also turns out that the Mazda offers a better overall safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

With better safety, efficiency and comfort mixed with a similar performance, the slightly higher price is negligible. The standard features on both vehicles are relatively similar, offering the basic USB ports, radio, Bluetooth, keyless entry and adjustable seats. The Mazda3 offers some more interesting options with dynamic radar cruise control, Bose 9-speaker surround sound system and an adaptive front lighting system. In this case, less options, space and fuel efficiency isn’t more, it is in fact less.

The 2015 Mazda3 in Bloomington

The Mazda3 offers drivers an exciting drive with a quality interior at a low price. The seating is spacious whether or not you go with the sedan or hatchback, but the hatch does provide a bit more room for storage and added flexibility for the interior, making it easier to cart around large objects if ever needed. The interior also comes with the option of premium cloth or leather trim, both offer comfort, have a nice texture and look classy. The rest of the interior follows suit with nice, clean design that makes the vehicle look like it belongs in a luxury class.

You’ll also find performance in the 2015 Mazda3 with the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine or 2.5-liter engine. The first option offers 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque and the larger one offers 184 horsepower with 185 pound-feet of torque while only slightly reducing the fuel efficiency. The automatic transmission option with this engine still keeps you in a better position than the Focus at 27 City/37 Highway and the i-ELOOP option brings that up to 28/39. For a fun-to-drive experience without a high cost there isn’t much better.

2015 Mazda 3 vs 2015 Ford Focus