2018 Mazda3 Hatchback Comparison | Alexandria, VA

Compare how the 2018 Mazda3 Five-Door stacks up to the Ford Focus and Honda Fit

If you're in the market for a new compact car, you already know how many options there are in the class.  It can be intimidating to try and find the car that works for you, but at Brown's Alexandria Mazda we educate you on some of the finer points of compact cars near Washington, DC. The 2018 Mazda 3 Five-Door is one of our favorite cars in the class, but how does it compare to other vehicles?

We outlined some of the main differences between the Mazda3 and the 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback and Honda Fit so you can be informed when you buy a new hatchback near Arlington; read on for more information. 


Compare the Mazda3 to the Honda Fit

Small in size, big in comfort, enormous in fun, the Mazda3 is a compact car - available as both a hatchback and a sedan - that simply cannot be ignored; with five trim levels to choose from - the i Sport, i Touring, i Grand Touring, s Touring, and s Grand Touring - you'll have plenty of excellent features and functions to choose from. We have it right here at Brown's Alexandria Mazda, serving the greater Washington DC, Arlington, Woodbridge, Springfield, Annandale, and Alexandria areas, and we'd love to show you more. Of course, like all vehicles, the Mazda3 has a lot of competition and we're ready to prove to you that it's the best option on the road today among similar vehicles. Take a look below to see it pitted head to head with the Honda Fit and discover how zoom-zoom always wins.

  • The Mazda3 offers five trim levels while the Honda Fit only offers three, ensuring you have more choice when choosing a Mazda3.
  • The Mazda3 offers a more powerful base engine than the Fit; compare 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque to 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque.
  • The Mazda3's EPA-estimated 40 miles per gallon highway fuel economy trumps the Fit's 37mpg highway.
  • Standard features like A/C with climate control, HD Radio, and keyless ignition in the Mazda3 simply aren't offered in the base Fit trim.
  • You'll find more front shoulder, hip, and leg room as well as more rear head, shoulder, and hip room in the Mazda3 ensuring a more comfortable ride.
  • The base cargo capacity in the Mazda3 is actually bigger than the Fit's base cargo capacity by nearly 4 cubic feet.
  • According to Edmunds.com, the Mazda3 boasts a higher Average Consumer Rating for comfort than the Fit.
  • You'll find more interior color options in the Mazda3 so you can climb into a cabin catered to your unique tastes.

Compare the Mazda3 to the Ford Focus

We broke down some of the crucial differences between the Mazda3 and the 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback from performance, to safety and technology.

  • A fun, sporty drive is important for you to not get bored while driving these smaller cars, fortunately the Mazda3 has plenty of mechanical features that up its performance. The base engines of the two vehicles both offer similar power and fuel economy, but the Mazda3 offers standard SKYACTIV technology that enables a more intelligent ride. The SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS system achieves a smoother drive by adjusting power delivery and shifting the vehicle weight.
  • Maybe the most important category, safety features are what keep you secure in the event of an accident. The Mazda3 earned a 2018 Top Safety Pick from the IIHS, excelling in all categories, while the Focus missed the award with some marks taken off for its crashworthiness. The Mazda3 also comes standard with Smart City Brake Support to brake even if you don't.
  • Both vehicles come standard with smart device integration to make your life a little easier, but the Mazda3 goes the extra mile with some other features. Standard Keyless Start is one of the many ways the Mazda3 gives you some extra modern convenience near Woodbridge.


Let the new Mazda3 Hatchback Impress You

We ultimately think that the Mazda3 wins this competition, but if you're still not convinced stop by Brown's Alexandria Mazda today and schedule a test drive. We are just a short drive from Springfield, VA, and we are located conveniently on the Richmond Highway in Alexandria.

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