Mazda 3 2013 vs Ford Focus 2011

Mazda 3
2013 - 2016
Ford Focus
2011 - 2014
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.6 Petrol1.6 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming belt
Engine chain usually needs to be replaced less often than the timing belt, but the cost of replacing the chain is usually higher. Chain motors are considered to be more reliable, but noisier and more vibration generating.


Power: 104 HP125 HP
Torque: 144 NM159 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 13 seconds10.9 seconds
Ford Focus is a more dynamic driving.
Mazda 3 engine produces 21 HP less power than Ford Focus, whereas torque is 15 NM less than Ford Focus. Due to the lower power, Mazda 3 reaches 100 km/h speed 2.1 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.95.9
Fuel tank capacity: 51 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 860 km in combined cycle930 km in combined cycle
710 km with real consumption830 km with real consumption
Ford Focus gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Engine production duration: 16 years9 years
Engine spread: Used only for this carUsed also on Ford C-Max
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts.


Length: 4.47 m4.36 m
Width: 1.80 m1.82 m
Height: 1.45 m1.46 m
Mazda 3 is 11 cm longer than the Ford Focus, 3 cm narrower, while the height of Mazda 3 is 1 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 364 litresno data
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1263 litresno data
Turning diameter: 10.6 meters11 meters
The turning circle of the Mazda 3 is 0.4 metres less than that of the Ford Focus, which means Mazda 3 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): no data1`825
The Mazda 3 scores higher in active safety technologies (stability control, lane assist, automatic braking, etc.) tests.

below average
Mazda 3 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Ford Focus has serious deffects in 30 percent more cases than Mazda 3, so Mazda 3 quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 72005000
Pros and Cons: Mazda 3 has
  • timing chain engine
  • better safety assist technologies
  • fewer faults
Ford Focus has
  • timing belt engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • lower price
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