The 2014 Mazda3 5-Door vs. the 2014 Ford Focus Hatchback
With a hot redesign that includes an aggressive new grille and a powerful, highly fuel efficient powertrain, the 2014 Mazda3 5-door hatchback is quickly becoming one of the most popular compact cars in the Bradenton and Tampa areas. Besides its winning design, the new 2014 Mazda3 also has an outstanding list of features that includes multimedia options like Bluetooth handsfree calling and a rearview camera.
Though the Ford Focus Hatchback has long been a powerhouse in the compact class, the Mazda3 is set for a takeover thanks to its stronger fuel economy and comparable performance. Let’s take a closer look at how the two models compare.
Go Farther With the Mazda3 Hatchback
The base engine on the 2014 Mazda3 hatchback is a 2.0L SKYACTIV-G engine with a tough power output of 155 hp. When equipped with either the manual or automatic transmission, the Mazda3 gets an EPA estimated 40 mpg on the highway. This is compared with the similar drivetrain on the 2014 Ford Focus SE hatch, which only maintains a highway fuel economy of 36 mpg. Many Mazda3 drivers used their cars primarily as commuter vehicles, making it a great fuel saver in the long run.
Both models start at relatively the same starting price, but don’t assume they offer the same features. The Mazda3 is available with several standard options that are not available on the 2014 Ford Focus hatch. This includes:
- Standard daytime running lights
- Standard remote fuel door release
- An optional interior daytime / nighttime mirror
- A load bearing exterior rack
Check out the 2014 Mazda3 at Cox Mazda in Bradenton
There’s much more to the 2014 Mazda3 than what we mentioned. The only way to see if this hot hatchback is a good fit for you is to stop by Cox Mazda for a test drive! We’re located at 3101 Cortez Road W., in Bradenton, just a quick drive from many different communities around Bradenton.
For over 80 years, our family has been serving the Suncoast area with fantastic sales, service, and prices. If you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you.