The horsepower of the Mazda is by 10 percent grater in relation to the Ford Focus III Hatchback 5d. As the difference is small this should not affect the vehicles performance considerably.
The Mazda 3 III uses 0.4 l fewer fuel in the combined cycle in comparison to the Ford Focus III Hatchback 5d 1.6 EcoBoost 150HP manual. The Mazda 3 III, being classified in „small family cars” segment burns up by 1.2 l less of fuel than the average in its segment. The average fuel consumption in this class in the combined cycle amounts to 6.8 l.
The Mazda 3 III Hatchback consumes 8 percent less fuel running around the town in comparison to the Ford Focus III. The Mazda 3 III, which comes from small family cars segment, burns up 1.4 l less fuel. Interesting is that average fuel consumption in the urban for the lower middle class equals to 8.7 l, while the Mazda needs by 16 percent less amount of fuel than the average.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A little difference in the amount of 5 % indicates that the Ford Focus III is somewhat beaten here. In the „small family cars” segment, to which the Ford is assigned, the average acceleration amounts to 11.3 s and is by 2.7 s slower than acceleration of Ford’s car.
If you are looking for a car for long journeys, which could room more luggage , take the Mazda 3 III Hatchback 2.0 SKYACTIV-G 165HP manual. The Ford has by 15 percent less capable boot in relation to the Ford Focus III Hatchback 5d so probably in this case you would be able to carry a bit less. When it comes to the boot also check its width length and height which have considerable impact on loading capability .
Trunk capacity with seats down
Width of a car influences on the amount of space for passengers as well as stability during driving. The width of the Mazda 3 III Hatchback 2.0 SKYACTIV-G 165HP manual is larger only by 233 mm than the Ford Focus III and is not really important. The average for the „lower middle” segment amounts to 1,703 mm and is by 353 mm smaller than the width of the Mazda 3 III.
The Mazda 3 III Hatchback is 3 percent longer in relation to the Ford Focus III. Long cars have more interior space and usually provide more storage space. While the Mazda seems to be better for families or drivers who love the idea of soft, smooth long-distance driving, the Ford Focus III Hatchback 5d 1.6 EcoBoost 150HP manual may be more appropriate to city drivers as it will not cause problems with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.
The Mazda 3 III Hatchback has 401 cc greater engine size when compared to the Ford Focus III Hatchback 5d 1.6 EcoBoost 150HP manual. The difference is relatively big. For this reason the Mazda 3 III Hatchback 2.0 SKYACTIV-G 165HP manual should accelerate faster and be able to reach higher top speed. On the other hand greater engine displacement usually affects worst fuel efficiency.
Model release date
Given that the Ford Focus III was launched only 2 years earlier than the Mazda 3 III, the distance in technology used in both vehicles is not really big, however, the Mazda might have slightly more modern solutions applied in it.