2016 Mazda3 vs. 2016 Ford Focus

2016 Mazda3

2016 Mazda3

2016 Ford Focus

2016 Ford Focus

Looking for the perfect compact car in Nanimo, Duncan, and Victoria? You might be trying to choose between 2016 Mazda3 or the 2016 Ford Focus. But which one is the best choice for you and your family? Choose the compact car with the most power and features at Harris Mazda.


The 2016 Mazda3 features a choice of two engines. The base engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, which produces an impressive 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. It’s able to accelerate from 0 to 60 in just 8.3 seconds, which is quicker than the average compact car by far. You can choose a six-speed manual transmission, or a six-speed automatic transmission with a front-wheel drive system, either of which get an incredible 5.8L/100 km hwy. You can also choose the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, which produces 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. This engine lets the Mazda3 accelerate from 0 to 60 in just 7.5 seconds, which is one of the fastest acceleration times in its class. You’ll also get fuel economy measurements of up to 5.9L/100 km hwy. In addition, the Mazda3 includes the i-Eloop regenerative braking system, which captures energy that’s usually lost during braking and returns it to the engine for later use to save you mileage.

The 2016 Ford Focus offers a choice of two engines. The base 2.0L 4-cylinder engine produces 160 hp and only 146 lb-ft of torque, meaning you’ll get less control than on the Mazda3. You can choose from a five-speed manual transmission or pay extra for a six-speed automatic Powershift transmission, getting a mere 6.7L/100 km hwy. The acceleration on the Focus is measured at a lumbering 9 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. You can also choose a 1.0L 3-cylinder engine, which produces a paltry 123 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque.


The 2016 Mazda3 has plenty of standard features that aren’t available on the 2016 Ford Focus, or that may only come as costly extras when they’re on the Focus. When you buy the 2016 Mazda3, you’ll get features like:

  • Dual auxiliary visors to improve visibility and reduce road glare
  • An available cargo net that keeps your gear in place
  • Available adaptive cruise control that uses radar sensors to calculate the speed of the car ahead of you, and then slows down your car so you can avoid a collision
  • A standard programmable garage door opener that makes it easy to open your garage door without getting out of the car
  • Digital and analog instrumentation that’s easy to read and simple to check
  • An auto-dimming day/night rearview mirror that helps retain mirror visibility without glare
  • A mechanical fuel door release so you’ll never have to struggle at the gas pump again
  • A mechanical remote trunk release that makes it easy to load up your car even when your hands are full
  • A driver heads-up display that uses a projected screen display to show you crucial information discreetly on the windshield so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road to check your speed
  • A standard navigation system that uses GPS navigation to provide turn-by-turn directions along with voice activated commands that let you search for addresses and destinations without having to take your hands off the wheel
  • A high intensity low/high beam headlamp display with LED lights that provide a bright, clear light that uses a fraction of the energy of traditional halogen lamps
  • Directionally adaptive headlamps that move with your steering wheel so you’ll be able to see where you’re going instead of just straight ahead
  • A standard blind spot sensor that alerts you when there’s an obstacle that you won’t be able to see
  • A standard sunroof with sliding and tilting glass that lets in the natural light and fresh air to open up the cabin
  • An available roof rack that makes it easy to stow even more luggage on top of the car
  • Standard rain sensing wind shield wipers that make clear visibility easy in the lightest or hardest rain
  • Standard speed sensitive steering that lets you adjust your driving easily while you drive slowly and have a spirited ride when you’re going down the freeway

Get Your Mazda3 Today

Are you ready to get your 2016 Mazda3 today? Harris Mazda can help! You can come see us today at 2525 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo or call us at 250-758-9125.