The 2013 Mazda3 is a Great Alternative to the Ford Focus

August 26th, 2013 by

2013 Mazda3 at Cox MazdaWho would have ever thought that compacts vehicles would have come out on top in the American auto market? We love trucks down here in Florida, but we’ve seen firsthand the 2013 Mazda3 compact become a popular pick around Bradenton and Sarasota. With a cost similar to the price tag on the 2013 Ford Focus, the Mazda3 offers very similar power and performance, as well as a slight increase on fuel efficiency. It also offers the sporty look that has made Mazda such a distinct brand in the automotive market.

Why is the Mazda3 so Popular?

Compact vehicles are appealing because they sit in the $17,000 to $18,000 price range, a starting price tag shared by the Ford Focus and the Mazda3. Like we said, what draws drivers specifically to the Mazda3 is its distinctive look. When they climb inside it, though, drivers stay for the comfort and the performance.

The Mazda3 is available with three different engine options, and depending on your style, you can max out in either power or fuel efficiency. That’s not to say you can’t have your cake and eat it, too: the SKYACTIV-G 2.0L option kicks out 155 hp of power while still delivering an estimated 40 mpg on the highway with the automatic transmission.

As for equipment, here are just a few of the features that the 2013 Mazda3 offers:

  • Handsfree Bluetooth calling
  • A remote engine start
  • Auxiliary and USB audio input jacks
  • Dynamic stability control for improved handling
  • A LATCH system for fastening children’s car seats

Learn More at Cox Mazda in Bradenton

Taken the Ford Focus out for a test drive and want to see what else is out there? We encourage you to stop by Cox Mazda to take the 2013 Mazda3 out for a spin! We’re located at 3101 Cortez Road W., just a quarter of a mile to the west of the Sweetbay Supermarket. If you have questions about the Mazda3 or any of our other Mazda vehicles, please contact Cox Mazda.