2016 Mazda3 Hatchback vs 2016 Ford Focus Hatchback
2016 Mazda3 Hatchback 2016 Ford Focus Hatchback
$18,545 MSRP $19,015
SKYACTIV-G 2.0L DOHC 4-Cylinder with VVT Engine Options

2.0L Ti-VCT I-4 Flex Fuel

1.0L Ti-VCT EcoBoost I-3

155 Maximum Horsepower 160
29 mpg city, 40 mpg highway Fuel Economy 26 mpg city, 36 mpg highway

2016 Mazda3 Hatchback vs 2016 Ford Focus Hatchback

The 2016 Mazda3 is available in both sedan and hatchback variations

If you are an avid auto trends tracker, you know that hatchbacks are currently all the rage. They are very practical with their excellent fuel economy and generous cargo space, while still being very sleek, sporty, and stylish. In order to accommodate this growing demand trend (with no end in sight!), many automakers offer a hatchback variation of their best selling sedans. This includes the Mazda3 and Ford Focus. Both of these 5-door models are great vehicles to consider, but the only problem is that you can only choose one. Let us help make the choice a little easier with a comparison of the 2016 Mazda3 hatchback and the 2016 Ford Focus hatchback.

When parked next to each other, the 2016 Mazda3 hatchback and the 2016 Ford Focus hatchback are very comparable as far as size goes, although the 2016 Mazda3 hatchback is about 4 inches longer. While the 2016 Ford Focus hatchback offers two engine variations, the 2016 Mazda3 hatchback offers one. But don’t let that fool you! The 2016 Mazda3 hatchback’s 155 horsepower SKYACTIV-G 2.0L engine was designed by Mazda’s brilliant engineers to provide the best fuel economy possible. This allows the 2016 Mazda3 hatchback to reach approximately 29 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.

2016 Mazda3 Hatchback Provides a Spacious and Comfortable Ride for Your Crew and Cargo

Like its sedan sibling, the 2016 Mazda3 hatchback can comfortably accommodate 5 passengers. While the sedan only provides 12 cubic feet of trunk space, the hatchback offers 20 cubic feet! And that’s just behind the second row of seats! When the 60/40 split  back seats are folded down, the total cargo volume for the 2016 Mazda3 hatchback increases to a whopping 47 cubic feet! The 2016 Ford Focus hatchback, on the other hand, only has a maximum cargo capacity of 43 cubic feet.

Besides the comfortable cargo capacity, the 2016 Mazda3 hatchback is able to be equipped with the MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system. With MAZDA CONNECT, you can enjoy your favorite music, receive and deliver hands-free texts, and much more by utilizing voice commands and the touchscreen on the dash.

For more information regarding the 2016 Mazda3 hatchback and the 2016 Ford Focus hatchback comparison, contact a sales professional at Royal South Mazda.

Interior of the 2016 Mazda3 is comfortable and connected