Are you shopping nearby dealerships in Los Angeles and Alhambra for a sporty compact car model that will boost the levels of performance for your daily commute in Pasadena or Van Nuys, CA? If you've been researching some of today's latest car models, you probably have your hands full. Luckily for our customers who are seeking the Mazda3 near Hollywood, we have a wide selection of valuable models to test drive! But how does this compact sedan stack up against one of its main competitors, the Ford Focus? Here's a quick review of why drivers should consider the new 2018 Mazda3 over the Focus.

When it comes to power and prowess for compact sedan drivers, expect more for your money when driving the 2018 Mazda3 to and from work as well as on your weekend adventures around southern California. At a base trim level, drivers may have more push with the 160-horsepower engine in the Focus, but the 155-horsepower four-cylinder engine in the Mazda3 provides more torque on the roads and highways with 150-lb.-ft. versus the Ford Focus model's 146-lb.-ft. of torque. More power is available for both models. However, drivers end up paying way more for upper levels of horsepower in the Focus then they would with the Mazda3. Drivers can also look forward to spending less time at the gas station while receiving up to 37 mpg on the highway whereas the Focus only receives 34 mpg.

When it comes to appearance and practicality, the Mazda3 is apparently superior, even at a standard level. The Focus comes standard with 15-inch silver painted wheels, and the exterior design is traditional with a slight appeal to the front and rear fascia. But if you want that sporty look, the 2018 Mazda3 represents an aggressive look with 16-inch standard steel wheels and the KODO design which is sleek and aerodynamic.

Also, the quality of interior materials in the Mazda blows the Ford Focus out of the water. When it comes to the technology behind the wheel, drivers have the standard MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System with voice command which provides multiple apps like HD Radio™ Aha™ internet radio integration, and a seven-inch color touchscreen with a rearview camera. The Ford Focus delivers the SYNC® entertainment system with a 4.2 LCD display but doesn't boast the connectivity that the Mazda3 offers.

Schedule Your Test Drive of the Mazda3 Today!

Once you've located the trim level that best fits your driving needs, feel free to give our sales team a call at (888)646.1664. We'll get you behind the wheel of your prospected 2018 Mazda3 trim level when you're ready to make moves toward your new lease or purchase. We'll see you in our Mazda showroom soon!


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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