2019 Mazda3 vs. 2018 Ford Focus: Head to Head

2019 Mazda3, 2018 Ford Focus
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Mazda3 vs. Focus: Which Compact Crossover Is Right for You?

Take a look at modern compact vehicles and things look drastically different from 10 years ago. Modern compacts are packed with the latest tech features, have high-quality materials, are fuel efficient, and have more dramatic styling than ever before. Two of the better compact vehicles in the class are the Mazda3 and the Ford Focus. Since the cars share a lot in common, a lot of shoppers may find themselves cross-shopping the two vehicles.

The 2019 Mazda3 was just fully redesigned from the ground up. For the all-new model, Mazda has made the compact vehicle more upscale than before. Handsome styling, an elegant interior, and engaging performance all make the Mazda3 better than ever.

Ford has cut a lot of compact vehicles that aren’t SUVs out of its lineup. The Focus is one of the unfortunate vehicles that’s no longer offered in the United States, with the 2018 model year marking the end of the model. Despite Ford’s decision to not offer the Focus for the 2019 model year, the 2018 model ranked near the top of our compact car rankings. It has good predicted reliability from J.D. Power, two performance-oriented trim levels, and great handling. With how good the Focus was, we’re said to see that Ford didn’t bring the all-new model to America.

To help you make an informed buying decision, we’ll take a look at how the Mazda3 compares to the Focus to find which one stands out as the better overall compact vehicle based on U.S. News’s reviews and scoring data. Some of the scores you see here won’t match the ones found on one of these compact car’s specific sites. We’re constantly updating scores based on new expert reviews and data, so some numbers may not add up.

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