2014 Mazda3 vs. 2014 Ford Focus
Browsing through vehicle selections in the compact category can often feel like your first plate at the sushi buffet. There are, admittedly, a number of options from which to choose—but only one will prove itself worthy of the first bite.
Judging by national trends, Mazda3 and Ford Focus are two compact options that drivers feel quite confident partnering up with for that first taste of maki. While both vehicles are similarly powered, Mazda’s compact does edge out the Focus with respect to fuel economy. Having run the numbers comparing the 2014 Mazda3 vs. 2014 Ford Focus, Mazda of Lodi would be happy to share just how the all-new Mazda3 gets the job done.
As individuals and families alike look toward the compact car segment, they do so to derive a significant fuel economy value. Both Mazda3 and Ford Focus are capable of delivering that value, but only one does so through standardly included equipment. This is one of the most important things that drivers comparing the 2014 Mazda3 vs. 2014 Ford Focus should keep an eye on.
With an entry level model that includes a 2.0L, four-cylinder SkyActiv engine, the 2014 Mazda3 is capable of returning up to 41 highway mpg through either a manual or automatic transmission. With its standard equipment, the 2014 Ford Focus only gains 37 mpg under the same conditions. Ford does offer a Super Fuel Economy package that ups highway mpg to 40, but that additional financial investment still yields a vehicle that falls short of Mazda3.
With all-new models available now at Mazda of Lodi, drivers looking for a tasty mix of value, performance, and fuel economy are wise to pick out the clear overachiever in the 2014 Mazda3 vs. 2014 Ford Focus comparison. Click to schedule a New Jersey Mazda3 test drive with Mazda of Lodi today.