Compact cars, with their affordable starting price and efficient powertrains, provide lots of bang for your buck when compared to other new cars, but some compact models go the extra mile to make sure that Van Nuys drivers enjoy their time on the road. One such offer is the 2018 Mazda 3, and, to prove its superiority, we compared it to another popular compact car, the 2018 Ford Focus, so look through our findings below!


Both models are available as a compact sedan or a hatchback where the cargo area is part of the cabin, but in either style, Pasadena passengers will find the Mazda 3 is the more spacious and comfortable of the two. It has much more legroom for each row and a wider back seat than the Ford Focus, so passengers aren't as cramped. Plus, the Mazda 3 hatchback can fit more cargo than the Ford Focus, which is the main reason that car shoppers pick that style.


Alhambra car shoppers will have decisions to make regarding the engines for both models, but the Mazda 3 offers a 184-horsepower four-cylinder that the Ford Focus can't match unless you get a special ST or RS edition hatchback. However, more than just the power, the Mazda 3 outperforms the Ford Focus with more agility and comfort on the road, which is what the Mazda brand is known for.

Value and Features

The Mazda 3 compact models are some of the most value-packed on the market, and with a lower starting price yet a greater suite of standard features, their advantages over the similar offers of the Ford Focus are easy to see. From the standard safety features like Smart City Brake Support to help around Hollywood to the standard infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, the Mazda 3 provides drivers with more to work with than the Ford Focus.

Interested in all the 2018 Mazda 3 has to offer? If so, come on down to Star Mazda in Glendale today to confirm in person that it has everything you could ever want from a compact car!


Star Mazda

1401 S Brand Blvd
Directions Glendale, CA 91204

  • Sales: 888-439-1414
  • Service: 818-502-1434
  • Parts: 818-247-1883

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  1. Star Mazda

    1401 S Brand Blvd
    Glendale, CA 91204

    • Sales: 888-439-1414
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