2017 Ford Focus vs 2017 Mazda3

Compact cars were met with a lot of skepticism when they first hit the scene. Many wondered how such small vehicles could be safe enough, powerful enough and spacious enough to handle everyday life. But thanks to impressive models like the Ford Focus, the compact car segment is now one of the most popular classes in the automotive industry.

A lot of that is because models like the 2017 Ford Focus have completely revolutionized what it means to be a compact car. With its powerful and efficient engine options, impressive cargo capacity and comprehensive suite of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features, the new Ford Focus has become the cream of the compact car crop. To see what we mean, we decided to put the 2017 Focus up against the 2017 Mazda3 in a head-to-head comparison. So, let’s take a closer look at both models to see which compact car is right for you.

View Our Ford Focus Inventory

2017 Ford Focus VS 2017 Mazda3
160 HP Horsepower 155 HP
146 lb-ft. Torque 150 lb-ft.
13.2 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 12.4 cu. ft.
26/36 MPG City/Highway Gas Mileage 27/37 MPG

What are the Advantages of the 2017 Ford Focus?

As you can see in the table above, the 2017 Ford Focus and 2017 Mazda3 are pretty evenly matched. The new Mazda3 can get one more mile per gallon both in the city and on the highway, but that one extra mile per gallon doesn’t get you much in terms of savings on gas. The two models are also pretty evenly matched in terms of power, with the 2017 Mazda3 providing slightly more torque while the 2017 Focus offers five more horsepower.

Where the new Ford Focus really pulls ahead of the competition is in terms of cargo capacity. The new Focus offers 13.2 cubic feet of cargo space while the new Mazda3 can only provide you with 12.4 cubic feet for everything you’re bringing along for the ride. And anyone who has ever had to pack up a car knows every little bit helps.

It’s somewhat of a close call, but thanks to its superior cargo capacity, the 2017 Ford Focus comes out on top. If you’d like to know more about everything the 2017 Focus brings to the table, please feel free to reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL.

2017 Ford Focus front interior driver dash and display audio
2017 Ford Focus front interior passenger space
2017 Ford Focus front side exterior
2017 Ford Focus side exterior

Ford Fusion Tampa FL
Ford Mustang Tampa FL