3 small cars: Low cost, high content
The Ford Focus, Subaru Impreza and Mazda Mazda3 are respected players in the small-car segment and economical in their own right. Go above the base trim and price them with options – you’ll be surprised how much more car you get for the money.
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2012 Ford Focus pictures
2012 Subaru Impreza pictures
2012 Mazda Mazda3 pictures

Engines & Power

Focus Titanium Hatch

Impreza 2.0i Sport Premium

Mazda3 s Grand Touring MT 5-Door

Standard Engine 2.0L 160 hp I4 2.0L 148 hp H4 2.5L 167 hp I4
Horsepower 160 @ 6500 RPM 148 @ 6200 RPM 167 @ 6000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 146 @ 4450 RPM 145 @ 4200 RPM 168 @ 4000 RPM
Valves/Valve Configuration 16/DOHC 16/DOHC 16/DOHC
Displacement (cc) 1992 1995 2489
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.44 X 3.27 3.31 X 3.54 3.50 X 3.94
Compression Ratio 12.0:1 10.5:1 9.7:1
Fuel Type/System Flex Fuel/DI Gasoline/SEFI Gasoline/SEFI
Turbocharger No No No
Supercharger No No No

Transmissions

Focus Titanium Hatch

Impreza 2.0i Sport Premium

Mazda3 s Grand Touring MT 5-Door

Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive 5-Speed Manual Overdrive 6-Speed Manual Overdrive

Payload & Towing

Focus Titanium Hatch

Impreza 2.0i Sport Premium

Mazda3 s Grand Touring MT 5-Door

Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.70 97.50 94.60
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 23.80 22.50 17.00
Standard Towing (lb.) No data No data No data
Max Towing (lb.) No data No data No data
Standard Payload (lb.) 827 No data No data
Max Payload (lb.) 827 No data No data
Standard GVWR (lb.) 3990 4299 No data
Max GVWR (lb.) 3990 4299 No data

Braking & Traction

Focus Titanium Hatch

Impreza 2.0i Sport Premium

Mazda3 s Grand Touring MT 5-Door

4 Wheel Drive/All Wheel Drive N/A Std. N/A
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Automatic Load-Leveling N/A N/A N/A
Electronic Brake Assistance Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Locking Differential N/A N/A N/A
Traction Control Std. Std. Std.
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std. Std.
Next Steps

Focus Titanium Hatch

Impreza 2.0i Sport Premium

Mazda3 s Grand Touring MT 5-Door

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