2018 Mazda3 vs. 2018 Ford Focus: Head to Head

2018 Ford Focus and 2018 Mazda3
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Mazda3 vs. Focus: Which Sporty Compact Car Is Right for You?

The Mazda3 and Ford Focus appeal to many of the same shoppers. Both are fun to drive. They have sporty suspensions, they’re available with manual transmissions, and they have supportive seats, making them fun on a winding road. They also have nice rides, spacious hatchback options, and inviting interiors with enough technology for the average commuter.

So which one is better? That will depend a lot on what your priorities are. Click through these slides to see how these two sporty compact cars compare in U.S. News ratings when it comes to everything from performance and reliability to interior technology and safety.

Keep in mind that we’re constantly updating our rating system as we receive new data, so some of the scores mentioned might not match exactly what is shown in the reviews.

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