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2016 Ford Focus vs 2016 Mazda3

No longer do we live in an era where purchasing an economy car means settling for less, as new models like the 2016 Ford Focus and the 2016 Mazda3 show. But which one gives you the most bang for your buck? As our side-by-side comparisons show, in area after area the Focus comes out as the superior vehicle. With its versatile powertrains, sophisticated design, and comprehensive feature set, the Focus is the clear choice for Bradley and Peotone drivers who want a lot from their vehicle without paying through the nose for it.


In terms of power and efficiency, the 2016 Ford Focus is a remarkably flexible car, offering a wide range of powertrains designed for varying needs, all of which out-perform the comparable trims of the Mazda3.

Looking for a green engine with a high fuel economy? Check out the available 1.0L EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine, which has an EPA-estimated rating of 30 MPG city and 41 MPG highway, edging out the Mazda3's 29 MPG city and 40 MPG highway. It also comes with auto start stop technology and a 6-speed manual transmission, so you can eke every ounce of performance from your vehicle.

More interested in a thrilling ride? The ST trim has plenty to offer you. It starts with an athletic turbocharged direct-injection 2.0L EcoBoost engine that's capable of 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, substantially more than the 180 hp offered by the Mazda3's comparable trim option.

Then the Ford pairs that with innovative ST sport suspension and Torque Vectoring control, so your driving experience is as smooth as it is exciting. Add in the Electric Power-Assisted steering and high-performance center-exit exhaust, and you have an incredibly sporty feel that belies its small car status.


The 2016 Ford Focus is one of the most complete vehicles out there, a fact that becomes even more apparent when you compare it to the relatively sparse selection for the Mazda3. The Focus offers a wide variety of amenities that the Mazda3 simply does not, including:

  • Dual-Zone Climate Control: Put an end to fights over temperature with this innovative design touch, which allows both driver and passenger to adjust the temperature on their side of the vehicle to their liking, so everyone can ride in comfort.
  • SYNC 3: This proprietary infotainment system from Ford offers next-level convenience and connectivity for the modern driver, bringing together navigation, entertainment, and smartphone access into one easy-to-use touchscreen interface. It even sports voice recognition, so you can engage with the system without taking your eyes off the road.
  • Active Park Assist: Turn parking from a nightmare to a breeze with this high-tech feature. It uses sensors to measure spaces you drive through and help you find a suitable spot. Once you find one, the vehicle takes care of most of the rest, adjusting to steering to guide you into the spot—all you have to do is man the gas and brake pedal.


The 2016 Ford Focus isn't just powerful and practical; it's also one of the best-looking small cars on the road. Dynamic curves and sharp lines extend outward from an iconic and forceful wide grille, carving out a dramatic silhouette sure to catch the eyes of passersby. And under that sharp body is one of 12 wheel designs, each uniquely designed to fit a particular style.

On the inside, the sexy curves give way to masterful sophistication and craftsmanship, immediately apparent in the available race-inspired RECARO seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel. Opt for the available ambient lighting and all these features come alive with a gentle, customizable colored glow that adds a soft elegance to the cabin environment.

Check Out the 2016 Ford Focus at Terry's Ford of Peotone

When it comes to making a decision between the 2016 Ford Focus and the 2016 Mazda3, the choice for Bradley drivers is obvious: the Ford Focus simply performs better and offers more than almost any other small car on the market. If you're looking for a car that drives like a dream without draining your bank account, the 2016 Ford Focus is the vehicle for you. But don't just take our word for it—come out to Terry's Ford of Peotone, located at 363 N Harlem Avenue, and our sales team can put you behind the wheel of a Focus for a test drive. And if you have any questions or concerns about the Focus or any of our other excellent Ford models, contact us online or over the phone at (888) 832-3250. Visit us today, and see what the 2016 Ford Focus can do for you.