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2017 Mazda3 vs 2017 Ford Focus near Columbia, SC

Vehicle shown above (left) is the 2017 Mazda3 with optional equipment. 

A fun-filled and entertaining drive awaits you every time you enter the 2017 Mazda3. Its style and interior are unmatched by any other compact car in its segment. To prove it to you, we here at Gerald Jones Mazda have drawn up this 2017 Mazda3 vs 2017 Ford Focus near Columbia, SC, comparison. Stop by our dealership for a test drive and see why the Mazda3 surpasses the Focus in almost every way.

Let’s begin our competition by first peeking under the hood of each of these compact cars. While both come standard with a 2.0L engine with direct fuel injection, the Mazda3 cranks out 185 lb.-ft. of torque, whereas a mere 146 lb.-ft. of torque is exuded from the Ford Focus. Go further along Peach Orchard Road without stopping at the pump with an astounding fuel-efficient rating 27/37/31 MPG city/hwy/combined1 and a 13.2-gallon fuel capacity. You may find yourself spending more time and money than you want to in the Ford Focus, as it only has a 12.4-gallon fuel capacity and a less impressive fuel rating of 25/34/28 MPG city/hwy/combined2.

It comes as no surprise that in addition to its exceptional performance, the Mazda3 also excels on the inside as this 2017 Mazda3 vs 2017 Ford Focus near Columbia, SC, comparison continues. When you hop into the front seat of the Mazda3, you’ll be greeted by a standard 7-inch touchscreen display from which you can control all of your entertainment. You won’t find any screen, small or large, in the base trim of the Ford Focus. You and your passengers may also feel a bit cramped in the Focus, as it only has 41.9 inches of front legroom and 33.2 inches of second legroom. Whether you are driving or relaxing in the back of the Mazda3, feel free to stretch out because you’ll have 42.2 inches of front legroom and 35.8 inches of rear legroom.

You only need to upgrade to the Mazda3 Touring to get standard luxury items like heated front seats and a 9-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system, so that you can listen to your music in absolute clarity while cruising down Highway 387. Even on the base model of the Mazda3, you’ll have voice control capability, which means your eyes spend more time on the road and less time on the electronics. On the Ford Focus SE, you’ll only be given a 6-speaker sound system, and heated seats are only an available option. In addition, voice controls are merely available on the next trim level, which means you’ll have to spend quite a bit more to get this feature.

We hope you take the time to visit us at Gerald Jones Mazda to test drive the winner of this 2017 Mazda3 vs 2017 Ford Focus near Columbia, SC, comparison: the 2017 Mazda3! We look forward to your visit!

 

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Crash-Test Ratings

2017 Mazda Mazda3 4 DR FWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star

Sales Hours

706-395-8160
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday Closed

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Awards

Award
10 Top Rated Small Cars (2017 Model)
- Autobytel

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10Best Cars (2017 Model)
- Car And Driver

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Best Affordable Small Cars (2017 Model)
- US News

Award
Best Buy: Compact Cars (2017 Model)
- Consumer Guide Automotive

Award
Best Car Brand (2017 Model)
- US News

Award
Best Cars for College Students (2017 Model)
- US News

Award
Best Cars for First-Time Drivers (2017 Model)
- Cars.com

Award
Best Cars for the Money: Finalist (2017 Model)
- US News

Award
Best Vehicles By Class: Compact Cars (2017 Model)
- GreenerCars.org

Award
Brand Image Awards: Best Styling Brand (2017 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

Award
Compact Car of Texas (2017 Model)
- Texas Auto Writers Association

Award
Editors Choice Awards: Small Cars (2017 Model)
- Car And Driver

Award
Lowest Ownership Costs - Popular Brand (2017 Model)
- Intellichoice

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Top Recommended Sedans (2017 Model)
- Edmunds

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Top Safety Pick+ - Small Cars (2017 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III SULEV30/PZEV ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
9
1
9
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
8
1
8
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

Additional Vehicle Information

  • Features
  • Specs
  • Warranty

Features

Features

  • Exterior
  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Mechanical
  • Interior
  • Comfort

Exterior

Roof

Moonroof / Sunroof tilt/slide, one-touch open/close, power glass, sliding sunshade

Exterior Features

Exhaust tip color metallic
Front bumper color body-color
Mirror color body-color
Door handle color body-color
Rear spoiler color body-color
Grille color black
Rear bumper color body-color
Exhaust dual tip
Window trim chrome
Rear spoiler lip

Lights

Front fog lights LED
Daytime running lights
Headlights auto on/off, halogen

Tires and Rims

Spare tire size temporary
Tire type all season
Wheels alloy
Spare tire mount location inside
Spare wheel type steel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Windows

Window defogger rear
Power windows
Front wipers variable intermittent, rain sensing

Safety

Technology

Mechanical

Interior

Comfort

Specs

Warranty

Testimonials

Sincere and Honest

Eric
10-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The Mazda folks are very sincere and honest which is something everyone can appreciate.

Very Courteous

Robin
10-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Did not have an assigned appt. time, but able to check vehicle, simple reasonable fix and out within 30 minutes. Service employees very courteous and helpful.

Trustworthy

Zen
10-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This Mazda team has proven trustworthy so many times. True, they have a loyalty bonus for Mazda owners, but Loyalty to them as a customer goes way beyond that. They hear you, keep their word, and get it done. At the end of the deal, you leave feeling dignified and empowered, in an incredibly luxurious ride. Better off than you were before. That's two-way loyalty defined.

Never Been More Pleased!

Tanner Wheeler
1-30-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I have Been to a few dealerships after buying vehicles but never have I been mor pleased. Drop off took minutes if that and pick up was just as easy. The thing that stands out the most is the eagerness to go the extra mile for us in our situation. I'd give them 50 stars if Possible.

Would Recommend

Ryan Tamas
1-30-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I trust them with my car. Been driving a Mazda all my life and have never had any issues with these guys. Would recommend.

Great Staff

Jacob Rosas
1-1-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I trust them with my car. Been driving a Mazda all my life and have never had any issues with these guys. Would recommend.

Very Polite!

Justin Plummer
11-1-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Visited to have some routine maintenance done on my car. Very clean waiting room with a polite and friendly staff!

Courteous and Prompt Service

Stacy Mock
10-4-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The courteous and prompt service and frequent updates while I wait. When they are finished they back my car up for me and have it ready to drive out

No Pressure!

Cheri Bowers
9-29-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Was extremely happy with Keith, the sales person that helped us. I never felt pressured and he listened to what I had to say and took it into consideration in helping us find a car. Even though it was a rather lengthy process it was worth it and everyone we came in contact with was nice and courteous and kept us informed of what was going on while we were waiting. I am glad we went to this dealership and I am glad Keith is the one that greeted us and helped us get a car.

Went Above and Beyond

Andrew Meisenheimer
9-10-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

These people are great! Most dealerships, the sales team HAVE to be nice to you obviously because they are trying to sale you a car. But even after I purchased a car from them, they are super nice and just very awesome people to deal with. The salesman who I dealt with, Denny, went above and beyond to help out. His manager was great as well! Awesome service team as well. Again, all just great people. Highly recommend this place if you are out looking for a brand new car.

Great Dealership

Chris Brucker
6-17-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The salesperson with whom I worked, Kieth, was courteous, knowledgeable of his product, supported by superior sales management in Pat, worked hard to get us into the car we wanted at the perfect price point. Post-sale support, including installation of hardware by service days later was superior. Cannot rate them high enough.

Best Experience By Far

John
3-21-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I have serviced my cars at several places over the years and I have to say this was by far the best experience I have had. Drew was very helpful and really took the time to go over everything with me. I will defiantly come back and see Drew.

Friendly Experience

Margaret E C.
3-19-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very friendly experience. They took care of all the requests I made. My work was handled in a timely fashion. Good waiting area. I trust the work that was done.

Quick Service!

Stuart C.
3-17-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This was the first service, so it was free... free is always welcome. Service was done quickly, they accommodated my request to leave the car overnight, and the service covered a lot of items besides just oil and filter. Oh, and the invoice estimated what my next service would entail and cost. Great job!

Mr. Ray More Was Very Helpful

Stephen S.
3-15-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mr. Ray More, was very helpful and got exactly the car I wanted. He was straight to the point and I got my car very quickly. I would like to thank Mr. More for his outstanding service.

Thanks Eric!

Angela M.
3-14-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Eric was very friendly, helpful and patient. I had done a lot of research on GJ website and other dealers, as well as an internet search on the vehicle. He was able to answer all of my questions. I had test driven a car in October but was not ready to make a purchase at that time. He stayed in touch via email. I do not like really "pushy" sales and appreciate his more reserved sales approach.

Awesome!

M Walter-Augusta
8-24-2016
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Dwight was awesome! Everyone in the garage at the computers were so kind. Deborah spent time with me, and didn't rush me. The service rep. who helped me Tuesday morning was great, but I forgot his name. These three individuals changed my mind about coming to the Mazda dealership more often! 2009 Mazda Mazda3

So Helpful!!

patflynn
8-24-2016
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

He was so helpful, and explained exactly what they would be doing. I had gotten a recall on something with my car and he also changed the oil as it was time. He was so very nice and I will go back to Mazda when I need them. 2016 Mazda- Aiken Mazda CX-5

GOOD TIME

C Thibodeaux
8-24-2016
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I HAD AN APPOINTMENT AND GOT OUT IN GOOD TIME & WAS ABLE TO USE A COUPON. 2012 Mazda-Augusta Mazda3

Professional and Knowledgable

W Taylor
8-24-2016
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very professional and knowledgeable. 2016 Mazda- Fort Gordon Mazda6

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1. Up to an EPA-estimated 28 city/37 highway MPG for 2017 Mazda3 Touring 4-Door models with automatic transmission. Touring 4-Door models manual transmission, 27 city/37 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.

2. EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency of electric mode operation