2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Ford Focus

We've always been big fans of the compact sedan class, and for good reason! The cars in the class generally offer impressive fuel economy ratings while maintaining enough interior space to comfortably seat five passengers. The segment is jam-packed with viable options, so where do you even begin choosing the right model for you? That's where we come in. Our team at Seacoast Mazda is dedicated to finding the right vehicle for your budget, lifestyle, and needs.

So, if you're looking for a responsive, peppy compact sedan, we would like to introduce you to the 2018 Mazda3. The 2018 Mazda3 is known for its high-quality cabin and attractive styling throughout, but what sets it apart from quality competitors like the 2018 Ford Focus? Read on to find out!

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2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Ford Focus
28/37/31 mpg city/hwy/combined EPA Mileage Estimates 25/34/28 mpg city/hwy/combined
Standard on all trims Smart City Brake Support Not available
96.3 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 90.7 cu. ft.
Standard Cruise Control Not available for all trims

The 2018 Ford Focus sedan comes in five trim levels: S, SE, SEL, Titanium, and ST. The 2018 Focus comes standard with a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that kicks out 146 pound-feet of torque, which is less than the 2018 Mazda6's engine output despite being the same size. Additionally, the 2018 Focus's engine is less fuel-efficient than the 2018 Mazda6's, as shown in the chart above. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, but car shoppers unsure about driving a stick can opt for an automatic transmission for an extra cost. Moving inside, the 2018 Focus is notably missing features such as cruise control and Forward Obstruction Warning, both of which come standard on the 2018 Mazda6.

The 2018 Mazda6 comes in three impressive trim levels: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. The Sport trim comes equipped with a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine that generates 150 horsepower, while the Touring and Grand Touring trims have a high-power 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine that delivers 184 horsepower. Each trim comes also standard with high-quality features that cost extra on many competitors, such as a 7-inch full-color touchscreen infotainment display, Pandora® internet radio integration, Push Button Start, a rearview camera, Smart City Brake Support, and halogen headlights. The Touring and Grand Touring trims add on even more standard features, both adding Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Car shoppers looking for more information about the 2018 Mazda3 are encouraged to contact a member of our team here at Seacoast Mazda or stop right in and see us at our location in Portsmouth! Drivers ready to meet the vehicle up close and in person are invited to schedule an obligation-free test drive online today!

Gray 2018 Mazda3 from side view
2018 Mazda3 steering wheel and dashboard
2018 Mazda3 gearshift and commander control knob
Red 2018 Mazda3 parked in front of building