2018 Mazda3 5-Door vs 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback

2018 Mazda3 5-Door and Ford Focus Hatchback side by side

The new Mazda3 5-Door is easily one of the best compact hatchbacks available on the market today. You get all of the great features that come with the Mazda3, such as great fuel efficiency, reliable safety features and a wide range of convenience features, as well as great added cargo storage and versatility with the hatchback. It is definitely a great option for those who need something with a little more utility at a great price point. But how does it stack up against the competition from other brands? Let’s find out in this 2018 Mazda3 5-Door vs 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback comparison.

Because we want to give you as fair and accurate of a comparison as possible, we will be comparing the base trim levels for these hatchback models. For the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door, this is the Sport trim, and for the 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback, this is the SE trim. These are the trims that are closest to each other in both price and range of features. Read more to see the two vehicles compared by specific features and specs. If you are in the Trussville AL area and are interested in the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door, follow this link to our inventory.

2018 Mazda3 5-Door


2018 Ford Focus Hatchback

Standard USB Ports Not Available
Standard Keyless Access System Not Available
35.8" Rear Legroom 33.2"
Standard Speed Sensitive Steering Not Available

Which Compact Hatchback is Right for You?

While these two vehicles share many of the same qualities, the ultimate deciding factor is the minor details that the Mazda3 5-Door has to offer. It has great convenience, security, comfort and performance features that the 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback simply cannot offer.

In terms of convenience features, the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door comes standard with USB ports, which can be used for optimized phone charging. In today’s world, it is extremely helpful to always have USB ports available, and the Ford Focus Hatchback does not have USB ports available.

When it comes to security features, the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door comes standard with a keyless access system. This is just one of the many great security features that come standard in the Mazda3 5-Door, all of which make sure your vehicle stays out of the wrong hands.

In terms of comfort features, back seat comfort can be very important. While you may not always have passengers in your vehicle, you want to make sure the back row is comfortable for the occasional carpool or road trip. Luckily, the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door comes with 35.8” of rear legroom.

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