2014 Mazda 3
Zoom zooming down the road comes the impressive 2014 Mazda Mazda3 with its classy and sophisticated styling. Packing a little more punch, the Mazda3 comes with more horsepower on board, making it the speedier of the two vehicles. There is a Sky Activ engine available that is incredibly efficient offering adequate power and incredible fuel economy. The car drives fantastic with precise steering and the ride is smooth and comfortable. Inside the Mazda3, the interior is well-appointed and is similar to those inside a much more expensive vehicle such as an Audi. If you are riding in the backseat, you will appreciate the additional leg room offered in the Mazda3. Moving to the outside of the Mazda3, there is the controversial smiling grille that generates the love it or hate it opinion.
And The Winner Is…
These two competitors are very close in this competition but when you look at what matters most in a compact car, price, fuel economy and features set; you will find that the 2014 Mazda Mazda3 comes out on top for all those categories. Diving into the efficiency, you will notice that the Mazda3, when equipped with the Sky Activ engine, delivers more impressive fuel economy figures than the Ford Focus. To purchase a 2014 Mazda Mazda3 with some added options around the $20,000 mark; you are going to get a lot more convenience features than the 2014 Ford Focus offered at that same price point. Sure, the Ford Focus can come equipped with at the tech savvy features you could want, but you will have to pay more to get those upgrades. One cannot deny that the Ford Focus is the better looking out of the two vehicles, many people aren’t fans of the smiling grille offered by the Mazda3. Driving down the road, you will also find the Mazda3 offers superior handling and faster acceleration speeds. When taking all these points into consideration, one can clearly see why the 2014 Mazda Mazda3 is the winner in this head-to-head competition.
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2014 Ford Focus
Delivering an excellent ride quality and impressive handling, the 2014 Ford Focus offers provides a smooth, comfortable ride and drives like a more expensive vehicle. Equipped with a sophisticated dual clutch 6-speed transmission that used to be only on sports cars, the Focus offers superior highway performance; however, sometimes while driving in the city to the dual clutch tends to lag. On the inside of the Focus, the interior is upscale and looks like a higher quality vehicle and the seating is far more comfortable than in the Mazda3. Also offered by the Focus is a long list of many options to choose from making this a very versatile vehicle. While there are many options available, when you start adding them in the Focus becomes a little pricey.