2013 Mazda Mazda3 2013 Ford Focus
$16,700 MSRP $16,200
28city / 39hwy MPG 23city / 32hwy
155 Horsepower 252
Yes SKYACTIV Technology No

2013 Mazda3 vs 2013 Ford Focus

Mazda is an automotive brand that creates the big picture with the details - that means each element of the 2013 Mazda3 was constructed individually to create a solid vehicle that’s distinct and capable. The compact car was designed with a specifically-sculpted exterior that reduces drag for a quieter ride and a more fuel-efficient performance. The Mazda3’s angular front fascia makes a bold first impression, and the vehicle’s angular lines bring the eye from the rain-sensing windshield to the athletic 17-inch alloy wheels.

The all-new Mazda3’s most notable improvement is its adoption of the groundbreaking SKYACTIV fuel-saving technology. The compact car can earn up to 39 mpg hwy with the help of the 155-horespower 2.0L SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine and one of two impressive transmission options. The SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual transmission is quick and responsive and the SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed Sport automatic increases efficiency while maintaining the integrity of the vehicle’s performance.

2013 Mazda3 in San Antonio TX

Inside the Mazda3 is a spacious, driver-focused cabin with up to 94.6 cubic feet for the passengers. Dressed with the materials to make each moment inside the vehicle comfortable, the Mazda3 has leather-trimmed front bucket seats with silver detailing. The 60/40 split fold-down rear seat provides convenient access to rear cargo and makes more space for larger items a driver may need to transport. Technological features like the TomTom-integrated Mazda Navigation, Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound system, and the available HD Radio with access to Pandora Internet radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio help keep each ride entertaining and on track.

The Mazda3’s “Triple H” body construction also works to keep the vehicle strong and the passengers confident behind the wheel. Made with reinforced high tensile steel, the Mazda3 is stronger and more rigid for unexpected impact, but its lightweight design also helps the vehicle maneuver quickly to prevent accidents. Features like the Blind Spot Monitoring System helps drivers avoid collisions with vehicles or objects out of their line of vision, and the class-exclusive Adaptive Front-Lighting System adjusts the headlights to improve visibility. The bottom line is, the 2013 Mazda3 works for the driver in every aspect without sacrificing a single thing.