2018 Ford Focus Hatchback

2018 Ford Focus Hatchback

2018 Mazda Mazda3 5-Door

2018 Mazda3 5-Door

2018 Ford Focus vs. 2018 Mazda3

If you’re considering a compact car that offers the best handling, safety, and convenience features, you’ve probably considered the 2018 Ford Focus and the 2018 Mazda3 to upgrade your Peotone and Bradley, IL commutes. But before you make your decision, you should know there are several ways the Focus outshines the Mazda including:

  • Greater Cargo Capacity
  • More Front Legroom
  • Maintenance-Free Battery
  • Lower Cost to Insure

But that’s just the beginning. Read on to see what other differences can be found in our side-by-side comparison, then make your way down to Terry’s Ford to drive home a winner.


Keeping cabin occupants safer is a top priority for most automakers, but the 2018 Ford Focus does it better than the 2018 Mazda3 thanks to features such as:

Ford Focus


Reverse Sensing System Monitors Hazards to the Front and Rear of the Vehicle

No Front Parking Aid

Rear Seatbelt Pre-Tensioners with Force Limiters

No Rear Seatbelt Pre-Tensioners

60 to 0 mph in 105 Feet in Motor Trend Testing

60 to 0 mph in 126 Feet in Motor Trend Testing

Not only does our comparison show that passengers were safer in the Ford Focus, it demonstrated that people outside of the vehicle were less likely to come to harm during emergency maneuvers.

Driver Conveniences

The daily commute is stressful, but the Ford Focus makes it easier by adding comforts and conveniences to the daily drive:

Ford Focus


Available Exterior Pin Entry

No Pin Entry System

Standard Automatic Headlamps

Automatic Headlamps Available at Extra Cost

Available Automated Parking Assist

No Autonomous Parking System

In addition to being more convenient, the Ford Focus is also more cost-effective according to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, which gives the Ford Focus a number 1 insurance rating while the Mazda3 received a number 3 insurance rating, indicating that the Mazda would cause higher premiums.

Test-drive the Ford Focus in Peotone, IL

See the 2018 Ford Focus in action and learn why it defeated the 2018 Mazda3 in our side-by-side comparison. Contact Terry’s Ford at 888-832-3250 or visit our showroom at 363 North Harlem Ave. in Peotone, IL to experience the Focus and learn about the financing options available to make it yours.