The 2017 Mazda3 5-Door vs. The 2017 Ford Focus Hatchback

2017 Mazda3 5-Door

2017 Mazda3 5-Door

2017 Ford Focus Hatchback

2017 Ford Focus Hatchback

In the compact hatchback segment, the 2017 Mazda3 5-Door and the 2017 Ford Focus Hatchback are among the most popular options available for drivers in the greater Gastonia area. While both models offer up fresh styling and versatility, the Mazda3 5-Door pulls ahead in terms of advanced standard features, driver assist safety technology, and passenger and cargo space. Get the full scoop from the team at Momentum Mazda in Gastonia, NC.

Standard Features

The Mazda3 5-Door and Ford Focus Hatchback have both gotten attention for the amount of standard and available features that they offer, particularly within the compact car segment. Indeed, whether you go with Ford’s hatchback or Mazda’s, you’ll enjoy standard Bluetooth® connectivity, voice-activated controls, a rearview camera, and power door locks.

The Mazda3 distinguishes itself, however, with its standard six-speaker sound system, 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen and infotainment system, and both power front and rear windows; compare that to the Focus, which only comes with a standard four-speaker stereo, a 4.2-inch display screen, and power front windows. Additionally, only the Mazda3’s base trim provides you with cruise control, push-button start, and internet radio compatibility.

Advanced Safety

Both of these hatchbacks are offered with standard safety features like a rearview camera, a suite of airbags, stability control, and traction control. You’ll also find each of these models equipped with advanced safety technology like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and lane departure warning.

Unlike Ford’s hatchback, though, the Mazda3 5-Door is also offered with automatic high beams, lane-keep assist, adaptive front lighting, forward collision warning and mitigation (Smart City Brake Support & Smart Brake Support), and Mazda Radar Cruise Control.

Passenger and Cargo Space

Driving a compact car shouldn’t equal being cramped when on the go. While both of these models come with standard seating for five passengers and a hatch with a split folding rear seat that gives you extra room for storage at any time, the Mazda3 5-Door provides you with more interior space and more max cargo room:

  • Mazda3 5-Door – The total interior volume of the Mazda3 5-Door is a spacious 116.6 cubic feet, and when the rear seat is folded down, you’ll have a max cargo area that measures a deep 47.1 cubic feet.
  • Ford Focus Hatchback – The Focus Hatchback provides you with a total interior volume of only 113.3 cubic feet, and cargo space doesn’t exceed 43.9 cubic feet—even with the rear seats down. While those may be decent numbers in their own right, they fail to meet the standards set by the Mazda3 5-Door.

The Wait for the 2017 Mazda3 5-Door is Over

Ready for a hatchback that combines versatility, connectivity, and serious driving attitude? The 2017 Mazda3 5-Door can be yours at Momentum Mazda, located at 4811 Wilkinson Boulevard in Gastonia, NC, just 30 miles east of Shelby. Find out more by contacting us today!